Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Ah, My New Quilt Room

When my husband said its time to add on the house and make a room for my Long Arm machine, I was ecstatic!   I was hoping for this ever since I got my machine, 4 years ago.  It was set up in a spare bedroom but the bedroom was not big enough for it all.  So 1/4 of it was stored in a closet.

It was a lot of work and I just could not wait till it was finished.

Yup, that was my sign this past last year.  
(Yes, I said year.)

It all kinda went like this...


First was to pour the concrete for the foundation.  We had a patio in the back of our house but was not big enough.  Well, to make a long story short, the concrete truck came the day before my husband had asked for it.  When it pulled into out driveway, we both just did a double take.  Here it was and  and he had no one to help.  So I put my big pants on and tried to help the best I could.  That was the start.

Next were the walls, Yup, our son had to work, so I was his helper putting the walls up.  (Well, I tried)  The house wrap was the easy part.

Next was the roof, I felt bad, I could not help with this.  I helped steady the rafters, but he got them up himself.  Putting the shingles on was easier for him. He rented a nail gun and had it done in one weekend.

Well, he got the roof done and windows put in, in time for winter.  Unfortunately, an old injury flared up and he ended up having his shoulder operated on.  The doctor had to reattach his Rotator Cuff, repair and reattached  his muscle and scraped the arthritis off the bone.  He ended up with 6 screws and out of commission for 6 months.


As soon as the doctor said he could hang siding....he was off and running. 

 Next, we hung the drywall, speckled it, then painted the ceiling white and walls green.

Oh, he also put in a half bath with a deep sink to dye fabrics.

Then he took our French doors off.  Since they were outside doors, they swung to the inside.  The archway is much wider, so a lot if work and wood went into it.  He also stained it to make it look like wood.

At last we laid the floor.  We ripped out our Dining Room floor also and replaced it all with new.

Are you ready, come enter my NEW room

I made curtains and accessories when he was recuperating from his operation. 

Check out my shelf..

He found an old gun cabinet, and look what he made me...

Then he found an old oval table that a couple had for sale.  He cut it round and refinished it.

He is now working on restoring an old Treadle Singer Machine my Sister-in-law gave me.

I am soooo proud of him.  He did the whole room all by himself, except for when I was able to help.   
I LOVE my new room!!!
Soooo, I don't have to tell you where
 I am now, lol



Needled Mom said...

Wow....it is gorgeous and definitely worth the wait.

Joyce Carter said...

Jane, your sewing room is awesome! I know you are really enjoying it.
BTW} Could I borrow your husband for about a week? LOL

allthingzsewn said...

Aww, that's fantastic. I'm so happy for you and kudos to DH. Such a peaceful green, great choice.

Linda said...

Beautiful, what a gift!

Nancy said...

What a wonderful room. I know how much work he put into all that. Hubby and I build 2 houses with the help of some friends when we were young. Your help was more than appreciated by your husband. He has many talents. I love how you made the valance in the room.