Have you ever wondered what someone else’s sewing room/studio looked like? With Pinterest these days it is easy to go online and research what possibilities are out there and get ideas to perhaps improve what you have and/or possibly live vicariously through someone else’s good fortune!
For me, I am always thinking/planning and re-organizing what I have and trying to improve that. Sometimes I get to drool over someone else’s LARGE space. I guess we all want some part of Cinderella’s castle! ☺
One of the events that Lakeview Quilt guild does every other year is to offer a Studio Tour of 6 homes. This is a way they raise money for the guild before their quilt show. I think this is a great idea, especially if you have resources this guild has as they have a huge membership base to be able to pull from.
Our organizer is Nancy F and she does a great job of researching everything and getting all of the logistics together for everyone. This was my first time to be able to attend/participate in it. I only got to 4 of the 6 homes and I hate that I could not make the other 2 as I had Granny duty this morning. A great shout out to Nancy for a job well done!
The four homes that I got to visit were amazing. Lecia and Mary Jo, I hate that I didn’t get to visit your wonderful space I’m sure you all had a great time!
The first house I went to was Sherrie’s, she is the shop owner of the Painted Pony and has been quilting for more than 25 years and I felt like I had died and gone to heaven. They have a beautiful home and I loved all of her quilts that she had displayed all over her home. The pictures say far more than I could ever say – you know “pictures say a thousand words”!
The second house I got to see was Cynthia’s house, she has a beautiful home that they have been remodeling and she has the most impressive entry that I’ve ever seen. It is ROUND! She had a quilt displayed over her piano and her quilt was beyond any adjectives that I know – gorgeous. She still has a young family and has limitations regarding her space and is very organized. I loved her home too!
I also got to work (be a hostess) at Peggy’s house; she is the shop owner of Pinwheels and Posies and has been quilting for over 25 years too. After a lot of persuasion to her husband, he created an amazing space in their home. They renovated their attic and it is a great and wonderful space!
This house belongs to Maurita G and her house overlooks the water and has the most spectacular view. I’m not sure I could get much work done because I might spend most of time daydreaming! ☺ She has two completely different spaces, since she has waterfront property her house is elevated to accommodate possible flooding. Her space (upstairs) in the main house faces the water and is a wonderful space and she is Queen Bee of their group “Bee on the Bay”! She escorted me to the side door and told me that her bee was downstairs. I slowly walked to the space below the house. The walk was unbelievable; we had the perfect weather day here and the weather and as I strolled I tried to take in all of the “eye-candy” – the yard and the pool! As I rounded the corner I see this group of 7 ladies sitting around tables. I know she said her bee, but I really wasn’t sure what all that entailed.
There are four tables all butted up and one at the end, they have a group of 9 ladies and their sewing stations are setup 24×7. She also has two cutting tables and an ironing table along with a kitchen and dining area – this space is unbelievable and it looks like the worker bees here have it “made in the shade”! They too have a spectacular view, what a wonderful way to share your space!
I really enjoyed the tour, a special thank you to all of the ones that opened up their home and shared their spaces and all of the gracious hospitality!
I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,