Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Never thought much about it...

but it isn't an easy thing to get a good picture of a ceiling! I'm laying on the floor here and I still could only get the smallest corner. It's not like I could back up any further if you know what I mean. Well, maybe you'll need to take my word for it, but it looks real sharp with my floors! The floodlights(4 sets) are gorgeous and make me feel like I'm in a gallery of color when I look at all the quilts in progress and the finished ones hanging on the walls. So Darcie, be it "Cottage Industrial" or "Industrial Country" it works for me. Actually, it reminds me of my grandfather's "shop." That's what I remember it being called and we were forbidden to enter- but like most humans, we found the temptation too much to resist. The door was locked with a big padlock- protected by a circle of rubber cut from an old innertube and nailed over it. I think that was pretty clever. A couple broken boards around back, though. It was always cool in there. Grandpa had been a welder and there were all kinds of interesting things in that shop. And the roof was metal and all rusted. And I know it sounds weird- I haven't been in that shop since I was 9 years old, but I think my quilt room smells like that shop, now. Maybe it's the metal roof... or maybe, just maybe it's the two guys who worked- and sweated- in there for 2 days straight!!


quiltpixie said...

we're still cleaning out my father's shop following his death a year and a half ago. He was a welder, but also a designer, inventor, fixer and general metal fabricist... I can only imagine how awesome it would be to have his old shop as a sewing studio, but I'm not moving to my mother's property for it, and I'd have to take up fiber arts as a career, not a hobby!

Glad you've got fond memories already forming in your studio.

Sarah said...

Wow, two posts in one day! I'm in shock! I am still on a post-christmas low, too! Have not accomplished anything since getting home. I had such big plans for my week with out the kids - but all of it has become wishful thinking. Oh well!

Miss you already!
Thanks again for coming to Tennessee. When can we start planning for next year?

Love you!

Judy said...

My grandpa had a shop and we snuck in a time or two to check out all the weird goodies.

Love the celing! I've been reading your abck archives and you really do a wonderful job quilting and making quilts!

May I ask what brand your longarm is? I can't quite make out the label on the side.

Peni said...

I have visions of you lying on the q-room floor for hours. It's always nice to just look at new decor. I remember sitting and staring at that old barn print we had over the couch in PA. It seemed such a luxury at the time :)

It looks great! Love yu mama

Darcie said...

I LOVE YOUR CEILING NINES!!! If I were there...I'd be right on the floor beside you...just staring and dreaming and thinking. I love looking at that kind of stuff.

And I just now thought of something. It's kind of funny how...when it's someone else's...I just totally love it. Now...if my husband would walk in here right now and say that he was going to bring in the old wood siding from this awful ugly building that I've had to look at out my windows for 8 years and that he was going to panel my ceiling...I would say to him "You are nuts, aren't you! Burn it!"

I'm nuts. But it seems to work.

Thanks for taking the troubles to take the pic! Love it!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Great "new" ceiling. The thing about an old house - if you go new (or straight) with just 1 thing - well, then everything else looks crooked - because it is and that 1 new or straight thing is the oddball and you always look at it and know it doesn't blend in. I love old houses (have had a few) and never try to make them look "new"!