Thursday, May 2, 2013

Studio progress

Little by little this studio is coming together. There has been a lot of furniture assembly. Somehow I feel like furniture should come in one piece, and I suppose it is possible to buy it that way. But if you go with an IKEA sort of decor, you're going to be following those little pictures and putting it together yourself.
I have a collection of those little hex wrenches this furniture all comes with. I save them religiously in my red toolbox, though honestly I expect never to take any of this furniture apart. I pulled the baggie where the collection resides out of the bottom of the toolbox today. There are many of them. Maybe 20. I have no real recollection what most of them were used for. (Emily put them in the baggie. I would have just thrown them in the bottom and never been able to find the one I need... in the unlikely event that I needed one of them. Emily is smart like that.)
And with the assistance of the taller of my helpers for the day, I got these tapestries on the wall.
These two pieces have never hung side by side and I enjoy seeing them this way. On the left is Emergence V: The Center Place (45 x 45 inches). On the right is Emergence I (48 x 48 inches).
And here is the shorter of my two helpers for the day... without which I would not have gotten the yarn re-arranged on the floor, the spool rack spun, or the boxes climbed upon. Great to have a little niece in the studio!


  1. I really love those two pieces hanging together. They feed nicely off of each other.
    What a Q-T-Pa-Tootie that little one is.....A future fiber artist!

  2. The studio is looking great!
    When my granddaughter was that age, her favorite thing to play with was a bucket of buttons, a big spoon, and small bowls. She would stir the buttons and scoop out 'button soup.' She still loves buttons and beads, 9 years later.

    1. What a great idea! I will have to make a button soup bowl for Zoe when she visits. I'm sure if I could find all the buttons I have in various places I could have a bowl full!

  3. Yes, your tapestries look great together and so happy your studio is coming along. And Zoe is just so darling. How old is she now? Have a great class. Helen

  4. Your studio looks wonderful! About your collection of hex wrenches. You know of course that most if not all are metric and you'll probably never be able to use them on anything else in the US in this lifetime... That's why they put them in the kits of furniture. That and to make you crazy when you use them on another project that was manufactured in the US...There must be a way to recycle them to a better place!

    Another thing for your niece in her future bowl-empty sewing thread spools and shoestrings to thread them on for necklaces and other things.

    1. Maybe I can send all those metric wrenches to Europe. Does anyone on the other side of the pond need a collection of little tiny hex wrenches? :)

      I have already started the button collection for my niece. I can't wait until she visits again.


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