Thursday, 28 March 2013

Finally Quilting Again :)

After days or should I say 
2 weeks I am finally back 
to quilting...
The timing on my Lovely 
machine got thrown out by a 
broken needle....
not once but twice 

so here is what I have been working on 
for the last 4 weeks...

King Size Double Wedding Ring Quilt 
for Roslyn. J. of 
Watle Camp Qld 

really only 2 weeks as the other 
2 it just sat there till the repair man
could get to me...

here is a close up of the pattern 
although the pics don't really do it justice :) 

I thank Roslyn who has been very patient with 
the hold ups...
but has been very excited to be part of the 
process at the same time...
she is looking forward to seeing it 
finished as she has been working on this 
for some time now for her son and his wife :) 

well I better get back to it and get it finished 

Happy Quilting ") N



Monday, 25 March 2013

Reno's Studio/Shop Day 4

Today was a huge day 
 we picked up the sheeting for the windows
and got that up...

that was the easy part ..... 
but now we had to move everything into place
and that was not as easy as first thought
 First we pulled the large frame
and machine apart 

 now that hubby has pulled the machine apart 
it is time to reassemble it in the new 
work area 
  we now have to level it frame out 
so that it dosen't move at all when I stop
the machine when quilting 
it took a while but got there in
the end :) 
and yes I am getting in trouble for playing 
with my phone :) heheheh   

so now the machine and frame is in 
place....I can not wait till everything
else is in its new home :)
 so this is the view from the front
door of the house into the new 
room...this is the small machine and 
frame :)   
 this is the view from the front steps 
looking toward the house 
on the small machine and frame
side of the room :)  
 this is the view of the the large machine 
and frame from the front of the room
so this is the back of the machine and frame :) 
 this is what you see when you walk up 
the front stairs :) some very pretty 
fabrics :)  
 Front view of the the large machine and 
frame and you can see the area is 
coming together nicely :) 

 this is the front foyer of the house 
as you can see some really nice 
backing fabrics
   this is also the front foyer of the house 
we had a linen press here and we decided 
to turn it into a sewing machine 
display case :) with some fabric 
stored under it :) 
    this is a bookshelf that we have turned into 
a sewing machine display case 

the door that you can see in the back ground is 
the next room to be done...
that will have fabric shelving and 
waddings and sewing table for 
all the ladies that love to create 

so as you can see it has been a huge day   
so now I will call it a day and move onto 
the next task...

Street Signs :) 

Happy Quilting ") N

Reno's Shop/Studio Day 3

So we are now on day 3 of the 
renovations here at 
Darvanalee Designs Quilting Service 

as you seen from the last post the flooring is down and 
we have put on our 3 coats of Varnish 
and as you can see it 
looks absolutely fabulous 

  Now we are about to start moving things back 
as it has to dry off a little more 
before we can put machines out here...
we are hoping with in 6 hours ....

So six hours have past 
and we have started moving 

the first of the the frames into place    

 Aww the machine looks all lonesome 
there by itself ;)
Now we have to make a quick trip to 
the large machine broke a needle and 
put the timming out again 

and while the machine is out of the frame I will 
pull it apart and get it set up :) 

we are now off to get the perspex
sheeting for the walls we can have 
maximum light coming in and the steel
for the security frames :)     

Happy Quilting ") N        

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Reno's Studio/Shop Day 2

Today is day 2 of the Studio/Shop renovations 
we have just got back with the flooring 

we decided to go with an inexpensive 
option of ply pine ply sheeting 
just to give it that industrial look..

and as we only have a limited budget 
that fit in with ours 

we have the sealer/varnish and 
all the applicators too 
so we can just keep moving on to the 
next part of the job :) 

 as you can see from the images we are starting to get ready...
we first have to sand the ply to get a nice finish
and to save us some hard work a bit later   

Now to start laying down the sheeting 
and I am getting in trouble for playing 
with my phone LOL 

  we have now laid a few sheets 
of the ply down 
as you can see it goes down quick 
it is a bit of a shame to cover up the floor
boards but there are gaps and they 
need to be sealed to make it dust free 

     we are almost done...
 we have screwed down all the sheets
of ply and now I am filling in the holes 
with some wood putty so you can't see 
them :) 

 Ok so now as you can see we have been going 
all day...

we have laid the sheeting and screwed it down 
then filled the screw holes with putty 
and have hand sanded all the boards 
from one end to the other 

now on to sealing/varnishing 
we used a oil based sealer as we have 
going to have people walking on it 
when it is raining they walk in their we
shoes...this should offer some extra
protection for the floor :) 

   the above pic is the floor with its first 
coast of sealer/varnish looks awesome 
this  is one end of the veranda.... :) 

a look at it a little closer :) 
 I love the look of this 
it has made everything so much more brighter 
and that is only after 1 coa
now to let it dry for 12 hours before adding the 2nd 
coat :) ....
12 hours later 
the 2nd coat is going on 
we are putting a total of 4 coats 
Now onto the next part of the job
my Large street signs are going up :) 
and sealing in the window parts of the veranda :) 
Happy Quilting ") N