Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Whole Shebang


It is a difficult room to photograph well. Between the skylights, windows, and the crazy yellow paint color the camera sensor gets so confused it just wants to have a drink and call it a day. But since Elaine asked so nicely, I couldn't help but oblige. Hopefully you can still get a sense of the layout of the room. 

Here we are, glancing to the right after we enter New Sheville from the breakfast room. The design wall in this picture will be stretched and permanently attached to the wall after the new paint. 



I am down to two looms, a 45" Loomcraft and a Baby Wolf, which I smushed all together in the center of the room. The green spinning wheel works just fine, but I don't use it often. 


The door on the right in this next photo is the laundry room. The treadle sewing machine also works just fine  and sews a nice straight stitch. I even have all the attachments and the original manual.


The quilt on the brick wall is held up with a curtain rod and clip rings so I can change it out often.  That passage leads to the shower full of wool and the kitchen. 


The door on the left in the following photo leads to that cute little porch with the curved railing where I like to sit and drink a cup of coffee and watch the birds at the feeder. The door in the center is the breakfast room where we first started.


My trusty spinning wheel, Mildred, a cherry Schacht Matchless lives near command central. 


I love all the windows around the sewing table, except at night when it feels like everyone is eyeballing me, then I have to close the blinds. I'm still having some issues learning to live amongst society. 


So there it is, the whole shebang of New Sheville. My goal was to set it up in work triangles that make sense depending on what I am working on. So far so good.

13 comments:

thecrazysheeplady said...

I think that's a great working layout!

Elaine said...

Thank you for the great Tour!! You have so much space and the light is amazing. I see you have a sectional beam on your big loom and yarn at the ready--what's your next project. I know we saw your SheepShower before--is it still stuffed with fleeces-in-waiting?!!
Beautiful, Beautiful.

ScarecrowCabin said...

Love your work space Christine! Wish my old farmhouse had large rooms like yours.
~Kelly~

Florida Farm Girl said...

You have a lovely Sheville to spend your time in. Now, how much do you get to spend in there? Hope its lots.

Christine said...

Yes, Elaine, it is still bursting with fleeces! THAT is the next project.

12Paws said...

Oh dear--I'm in trouble--I just turned an intense shade of green!

Elaine said...

We actually need an inventory of all your fleeces!! Are they all from shearings from the farm where you work? Or Gifts from the Great Sheep Goddess?!!

Anonymous said...

Every single crafter in America and otherwise is already to come camp out... this is just SO nice. Just how big is the room? And how can you bring yourself to leave this to do anything else?

Christine said...

Elaine, most of the fleeces are Shetland and alpaca from my old farm plus I do have a couple from work. In fact when I threw one in the other day the weight limit of the shower door was exceeded and the whole mess came tumbling out. Would have made a highly entertaining YouTube video of me trying to keep them in.


Christine said...

The room is 20' x 15' plus another 6 1/2 feet where the desk windows are. The vaulted ceilings make it seem even bigger. It was a modern addition. By modern I mean the 1960s. My friend pointed out today that the yellow color doesn't look quite as much like the surface of the sun in person, just the photos.

Christine said...

Oh, and I'd rather not leave but those other people that live here are so demanding wanting fed and all.

Meggie said...

I know how you feel about living in town. I moved from the farm about 6 months ago. I'm still adjusting to have people living so close to me.

Elaine said...

Actually, I don't think a shower full of fleeces is all that much. I know someone who moved from her house to an apartment and had to rent a storage unit just for her fleeces!! I'd really like to see that--and shop there too!!
It's lovely weather for washing fleeces and laying them on the lawn to dry.