I should have drawn a rough draft of her space. I knew you’d all love this tour so here we go – we’re starting on the left side where we stopped yesterday.
Here’s the floor plan facing south as you come up the steps.
Here is the wool area.
Then we get to that row of tall cupboards. The big yellow cupboard holds buttons, thread, velveteen, and old kits.
This wonderful old cupboard is famous. After Connie bought it at Sisters in SE Iowa we saw it featured in Country Home Magazine! Which of course was photographed long before Connie bought the cupboard. This is probably my favorite cupboard of all!
Isn’t that fun? So now we work our way to the middle of the room. Here are the solids.
See? We’ve come full circle around those tall cupboards. Turn around and here’s a desk – Connie loves to make these portfolio type envelopes.
More of the same.
A couple of decorative additions.
Connie picked up a basket and pulled out a cat block from our book Life in the Country With Country Threads. Just another project waiting to be finished.
We opened the door of a little cupboard and Betty got in the action!
Connie started doing paper piecing of coffins after she admired the work of our friend Rose.
Step back to get a full length picture of the steel shelves so you get an idea where I’m at. These shelves hold all Civil War – old suitcases on top are full.
Framed punchneedle on the wall.
Inside the glass door cupboard is 30’s.
Step into the storeroom.
And we are back to the north side where we started.
Wasn’t that simply wonderful? I loved it, too. Now we’re going to walk across the patio area to the house.
Here’s the entryway where her plants live during the winter.
I walked into the living room to spy this on the floor – haha! A dog lives here!
Connie also sews in the house and we both agreed it’s nice to have just one project at the machine – it we couldn’t give up our creative space. Just walking up the stairs to her studio you can feel the creativity that is possible at your fingertips. I feel the same way when I step into the quilt shop.
This has been fun but lots of work and if you have enjoyed it close some ads for us. We’re expecting snow again today but not as much as last weekend. I didn’t do as good a job on today’s photos of Connie’s studio because I have sort of forgotten what was where. It’s mind boggling and hard to wrap your head around it all.
This is a picture of my life these days.
Betty says “thanks for coming!”
Forgot to say – I will ask Connie to tell you in the comments how she hangs her little quilts.