First I will show what is on my design ironing board. In the center are 4 little paper pieced trees. I actually have made 8 now with only 2 more to go. They have been practice pieces and I have really enjoyed making. On the outsides there are two of the 7 machine embroidered blocks. Really these are the centers of 12 I will be making for a block swap. I have to get these done because I also signed up for a second set with a different center.
This is a block design called Spring Fling from Carol Doak. It is another paper pieced project but I thought it would brighten my kitchen. And it was good to get me back in the studio and sitting at my sewing machine.
But the real thing I have been doing is completely rearranging my bedroom prior to getting my new Tempur-Pedic mattress. See how flat my bed is now. WONDERFUL!!
Prior to the mattress coming I painted this chiffarobe. It has been residing in my closet for the last 6 years but I decided I would use it more if it was out in the open.
It took 6 spray cans to get it all covered. I really love white wicker but it is not easy to get into all those little tight places.
But I got it done and here it is, set up, doing double duty. It is sitting at the end of the bed and holds the TV so that I can watch in bed or swivel it around to where I have a really cool chair and ottoman.
As soon as we got everything set up and a brand new sheet set on the brand new mattress, those of us who were at home decided that it was time to break in the new bed with a nap. Very comfy.
And as you can see, I am not the only one who finds this new bed comfy.
With most of the furniture moving completed I am planning on more studio time. Of course more Spring Cleaning needs to be done in other rooms of the house (including the studio) but they won’t be as much fun without something like a new bed as part of the cleaning package.