Monday, November 5, 2012

New In Town

Since moving I have become quite the social butterfly. Just this weekend, I spent Friday with old friends I had not seen in ages, Saturday with new friends I have only recently met, and Sunday with old friends I have never met before. Yes, you read that last part correctly. Sunday, I visited with Kim from I'm Gonna Tell Mom, who I have been friends with online for years, yet have never met in person. We met at Tabby Tree Weaver for the afternoon spin-in. We laughed until our cheeks hurt, a good sign we had a good time.


I think Mildred, my trusty wheel, was happy to get out and meet new people as well. Since I have spent the summer spinning on the great wheel at work, I think she has been feeling a little neglected.


Mildred and I have been working on spinning this 500 pounds of gray roving for what seems like years, so we agreed to make a wee little purchase of Blue Face Leicester to brighten our spirits back in New Sheville.



Kim pointed out that I had not yet properly given a tour of New Sheville on the blog. (Did you notice the name change to New Sheville? A nod to towns such as New Palestine, New Winchester, New Salem that signal the difference from the old.)  I have to say, New Sheville is working out nicely. It sits on the main floor adjacent to the dining room and leads to the back deck where I let the dogs in and out multiple times a day.



It took some doing to pare down enough to fit everything in.




Nevertheless I somehow managed to fit all of my spinning, knitting, weaving, quilting, embroidery and sewing paraphernalia into one room instead of three.






Well, except for the fleeces. There was no room for the fleeces. 



They ended up down the hall and to the right--inside the shower. Hey, it works! Nobody ever uses that shower anyway.


The small door on the left of this little hallway leads to the kitchen so I can keep my eye on what ever is cooking.


And the laundry room is also right here. No more running up and down stairs to change loads. There is even an extra fridge in there--a giant wine cooler and place to store chocolate.


So really, everything I need to survive is at my fingertips. I could easily set up a cot and live back here. I just can't shower. Doh!

17 comments:

Sue, a Florida Farm Girl said...

What a lovely New Sheville!!! I'm really jealous of all that space and light. My goodness!! You are gonna have SO MUCH fun in there.

stringsattached said...

I love New Sheville - it's the perfect spot and just the way I imagine my perfect studio. I don't think my family would ever get me out if I had that space. Enjoy, I'm looking forward to reading about all your new projects.

thecrazysheeplady said...

And looks big enough that you could host a spin-in!!! ;-)

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

I loved meeting you in person yesterday! And now I know here to go when I need to run away from home! New Sheville is fabulous.
Kim

Robin said...

I love your use of the shower. Makes sence to me.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Love the room, lots of space, and with fridge and kitchen close by and laundry too, what more could you want.

Michelle said...

Oh my, I am seriously jealous of that house! I knew I loved it before, but now I.WANT.

Elaine said...

What a beautiful, beautiful Studio!! Did the previous owner rehab the whole house? It is truly stunning!!

Milah Frost said...

I didn't think you'd show your fleece stash but you did! LOL! In a house with no closets you learn to be creative.

Love the New Sheville, it's the perfect room for your hobbies.

Jayne said...

New Sheville is terrific! All the stuff you need (well, except a shower) is right there. Come winter, you'll never want to leave it. :)

Karen Anne said...

Envy! But where is the kitty? It just isn't as good without the kitty in the photo.

Anonymous said...

What a BEAUTIFUL studio!!! I would go in and never leave! You are a very lucky gal!

Benita said...

I am soooo jealous of your New Sheville!! I love that brick wall and all of the natural light coming in the windows. I am even loving your fleece storage area. :)

Theresa said...

Lovely, clean, well lit New Sheville! Enjoy it!

MichelleinWI said...

Very Pretty! Are you down a loom? Thought there would be a counterbalance hidden in there somewhere.

Christine said...

Yeah, I sold that one.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to see that you are settled and in a wonderful looking new home. prayers do work. linda