Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sorting Buttons and other works in progress

My sewing room is going through a bit of a renovation as we speak.  We are closed to the end but my husband has been working VERY hard on replacing the sink and painting and all sorts of other stuff.  It is very exciting.  I have really been missing the sink which seems strange in a sewing room but I am used to being able to fill up my iron and empty it right there and I haven't been able to do that!  I know.  This is really a first world problem.  Anyway, the renovation is one of the works in progress.  As part of it all, my husband listened to my crazy request for a button jar spice rack.  I thought it would be fun to have a place for all my button jars.  So... he made me one.  I love it!  The little drawers are awesome!  So there it is and as a result I have been sorting a lot of buttons!

You can see that the counters are not quite finished in this picture and the paint buckets remain but we are almost there.  And doesn't everyone have squash in front of their design wall?  I do.

If you have been following along with me, you might remember that my sewing room has a kitchen area.  It is a great place to do the canning and all that jazz.  Plus it gives us an extra stove when we really want to cook up a storm.

And finally,.. I have been quilting this.  While my husband was working on all sorts of construction stuff, I was constructing this quilt which is almost ready for a reveal.  Scrap quilt number 2 for this quilting year.

Linking up with work in progress Wednesday!  What are you working on?


  1. What a special husband you have! Love your scrap quilt. Lots of fun fabrics there.

  2. We just finished my new sewing room so I know it's hard to wait... :)
    My husband had the idea to put a small sink and counter in there and I love having a sink too! For the iron and for tea or just to wash my hands. It's nice to have some floor space too :)
    I hope you post some after photos....I still need to do that.

  3. Genius idea for the button spice rack, it's awesome!