Well I’ve been home a whole week…still moving “stuff” from the old house to the new…little by little…we are living at Anchor Point…but we still have about 40% of our stuff to move out of the old house…I spent some time sewing in my new studio…I am “functional”, but not “pretty” yet…I want to live in the space before I decide to decorate it…My space is amazing…I have everything from the old home studio plus what I had at the lakehouse, so 2 sewing stations, 2 pressing stations…3 cutting tables and a sitting area…plus a bunch of built in storage…I do not have a fabric vault..but you can’t have it all! Why does one need all of this?…I plan on working at home Mondays and Fridays and Amy my assistant may be with me some of that time. I plan on going into the work studio tues-thursdays working 12 hour days…so thats the plan…wonder if it will work?
This made be laugh so I thought I would share…Jeter (who is my dog, he was really supposed to be Nick’s but they really choose us) who spends time with me when I stitch…was checking out all the “new” spots in his new studio…
So far I have nothing in any of these cabinets….hmmm I know I have lots of things to put in them…but what should I really put in there??? I promise to show real pics again when it’s decorated.
I am stitching on a quilt from my fabric line…The Farmer’s Son..Wool & Needle Flannels IV. Does this ever happen to you? It happens because I layer 4-5 fabrics when cutting…but here is my solution…I may not even need this one as I always have extras but just in case…I have a wonderful selection of permanent Sharpies…I use them when needed…I sometimes have to “fix” things…so I’m prepared…Now you know we will only see a little bit of this right? Have you ever done this?
Well really there is a lot going on here in my world. I have the pieced SBOW figured out..we are also doing an EPP(English Paper pieced SBOW too, and I think I might have settled on the wool appliqué one……just thought I would touch base and let you know I’m working hard and will be sharing soon!
I also got to hang out with “little man” today…he was so much fun…he’s gonna be a little dare-devil…gee I don’t know where any of that comes from!!! Happy Sunday!!!
PS…If you have read this to the end…It’s National Quilting Day…Leave me a comment at the end of this post on what you are stitching on and I will pick some winners! I will pick tomorrow night when I’m in my hotel room in MI for a workshop and guild meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday…they will be mystery packages! So fun!
655 responses to “weekend at anchor point…”
I have used the sharpie methods a few times too. I am working on a baby quilt for my new nephew. Lots of bright colors.
Love your storage space in new studio. It is beautiful. I am working on a sunbonnet sue – recreating a quilt my grandmother did in the 40’s or 50’s for a family reunion.
I’m stitching a couple of orange peel mini quilts–one for me, one for my cousin.
Your stash of Sharpies made me laugh. I have similar Ball jars filled with sharpened pencils and my favorite black ball point pens “just in case”.
I had to start a new quilt on National Quilt Day in spite of the many projects underway all around me. I did finish binding a mini quilt on Friday night, so at least one project can be called complete this weekend! The new quilt uses a Jolly Bar — the first time I have used that particular precut.
I am working in my winter crazy table mat and my daughters wedding quilt
Putting a hanging sleeve on an Easter quilt that has been hung with pins for several years.
Working on a poppy applique for our opportunity quilt and a PG table mat
I am stitching your summer sampler. I found this beautiful pattern inseptember/October 2012 Fons &Porter magazine.
I am working on the borders of my Wool Vases of Flowers BOM. Just received the March packet yesterday and still trying to wrap my head around all the pieces of wool that came. Wow! Thus far I am up to date. That is an accomplishment.
I am working on a summer pennies table mat and also a spring crazy table mat.
Your studio is outstanding…a great place for you to continue to create!
Nice to know you are enjoying your new home and a beautiful,Mary one it is. Your sewing room looks so comfy and your dog validates that. I just finished hand quilting a wool on primitive gatherings background. What fun.
Lol! Somewhere in time SBOW block 11 & how does your garden grow block 14 is finished
Tavern on Green is all put together with the first border ready to stitch down … I just might have 1 more square of something else to stitch on also!!!
The partially completed sewing room looks amazing!! I am currently working on a small wall hanging to be framed to give to my mom for Mother’s Day. Enjoy the new set up!!
Mini Amish quilt
I am in the moving process, too. I am so excited to get settled and get to arrange my ‘quilting’ room.
Working on a mini quilt and wool applique. Really enjoy hand stitching. Aren’t grandkids the best?!?
Finishing a 9 inch block called ODD fellows Chain. Not the easiest block to do.
I’m just starting the long sashing from last Summer’s SBOW. Reading your comments about this summer’s is motivating me to get stitching!
I use colors to fill in sometimes . With 96 colors you can always find a match. After I color it in I iron the fabric and it sets the color into the fabric. Have a good week
Oh! And I am working on a friendship quilt!
I am stitching on my SBOW, Somewhere In Time and really love the design.
I’m working on an EPP project, Mrs. Billings. It is a long term project.
I am stitching on a couple projects for an upcoming quilt show. See you in MI!
I am finally stitching the backing on my Flower Garden Crazy Tablemat. I have had the embroidery for a couple of years. Can’t wait until it’s done! Thanks for all you do for us!
I’m way behind. Stitching on the SBOW. But loving every minute of stitching on it.
I’m making place mats from my saved-for-years selvedges. First one ready for quilting! And, of, course a little wool going on too. I got out my tree skirt wool (your primitive Christmas book) and am drawing holly leaves. :). Blessings, marlene
Find it hard not to read your posts to the end! I am working on an applique piece right now to frame and hang in our living room. Slowly but surely we are getting decorated in our new home. I know what you mean about living in it before you decorate it. Can’t wait to be able to order another of Al’s frames when I finish!
I’ve been working on a memory quilt made of men’s shirts…and I finished the top Friday night!! I’ve been working on the backing this weekend. I’ve also been keeping up with the Splendid Sampler blocks. Safe travels!
I am working on several wool pieces and just finished a two fabric Bargello in cotton!
Sharpies can’t be a quilters best friend!! They have come to my rescue many times. I am currently on being held down by two of my dogs, but when I am not a comfy nap spot for them I’ve been working on the Beauty All Around BOM 🙂
Grandson Essex, age 1 has 1 quilt from grandma. Sister Avery, age 2 has 6. Got to catch him up!
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I am working on a small quilt, using civil war fabric! I really enjoy making small quilts! The doggie is in the best room of the house!
Love the studio! Looks like Jeter found some comfy rugs to sleep on. I’m working on a wedding quilt for my newly-married son. I didnt get it finished in time…
I am anxious to see this summer’s projects. Of course, I am not finished with last year’s or the year before. I am working on them though.
I am working on a small penny rug. Love your new sewing studio.
I am stitching on one of the Frivols from Moda. Working my way up to yours 🙂 Love the pics you shared of your studio….it’s awesome. What fun you’ll have deciding what to put where as well as decorating it. Wish I had that kind of space.
I have been stitching a tumbler quilt which will be a table cloth. My tumblers are smaller than the ones I did from your kit. I also finished binding my Colfax County quilt. Love it.
Love the pictures of your new home…you must be so please.
I am having the Grand Bend Ontario Canada Quilters tomorrow morning to my home for a quilting day!
We enjoyed being at your retreat house this past fall….but are still working on the Stitch a long Project..LOL
Have a great day tomorrow, we will!
Glad to see and hear you are slowly getting your new studio put together, and are enjoying some sewing time. I am working on a couple of baby quilts; one for my grand nephew, and another for the baby that a former coworker is having later this spring.
i’m working on my somewhere in “life” time! but it is all good! hugs!
We’re on the road traveling home to Ct having gone down to the Mountain Quiltfest in TN this past week. So I brought along 2 woolie candlemats to work on. Almost done!! Your grandson is getting to be a big boy quickly!
You have a beautiful new home!! I just finished a table runner and baby quilt. Next up is basting a quilt for my DIL and then to think about how I’ll hand quilt it.
I am working on a mixed medium block of the month using silk dupioni, wool, cotton, home dec and silk matka! The center mosaic consists of one inch silk squares!
working on a “quilted” Easter basket for my younger grand-daughter. She never had one. The home looks wonderful and sure you guys are enjoying it. Jeter looks real happy. The little guy is so cute. Enjoy it all!
I am working on 16 patches using Laundry Basket batiks, and am eagerly awaiting Tuxedo block of the month! Will April never come??!!
love all your cabinets. I am working on a Kindred Spirits class little quilt. thanks for opportunity to win. I am a hooker and love combining wool & cotton fabrics.
I’m working on three different wool stitch along projects and quilting some tops that I’ve made in the past 10 years – goal of the year to get these finished! Just finished three donation quilts for my guild’s annual project to the children’s hospital.
Stitching, with friends, at a retreat in Michigan. Finishing up our projects from the wool applique cruise! What a great way to ring in #60!
Your new house is absolutely beautiful. Can’t wait to see once all moved in and “decorated”.
Due to recent knee replacement I’ve been working on a couple of wool stitching projects. They are for fall and I’m really enjoying them.
What an amazing space! Would love it and the little one is so precious! Hope to win but won’t have email till Saturday so I won’t be able to collect my prize till then……don’t I wish!
I’m working on a red and white school house quilt!
Working on the mystery quilt that we are doing in Scrappy Club. Fun project to use up all those little pieces that seem to multiply when put into bins!
Spent the week end cutting out blocks and made 12 pillow cases for mastectomy patients. Wish I didn’t have to make these but they are so appricated. Get to use my stash. Your home is so beautiful and little man is so cute
Im working on the second border of my Primitive Garden quilt.
What a fun read!!! Love the furniture color in your new studio!!! But your grandson stole the whole article!! Adorable little man!!! Thanks for sharing some of your life!!
Your new home is beautiful. Your grandson is a beautiful child and I know some if the happiest moments are what you share with him.
I love your work-you work so hard but your
designs are wonderful. Happy Spring and safe travels.
I just finished a little wall hanging for my sewing room. I know you will enjoy that new home. Congratulation . I am still working on the Summer Block of the week – way behind….
Working on one of your block of the month from several years back!!
I am putting the binding on my grandson’s I Spy quilt. I have made one for each of my grandson’s.
I’m working on a house quilt, got the houses done, now working on the connecting blocks. Can’t wait to get the connecting blocks done to construct the top. Need more time to sew!!
Your Anchor Point Studio is/is going to be awesome! Jeeter is a hoot. I am stitching up a shop sample for our LQS.
I’m working on a wall hanging with Dresden plate flowers and as always, working on hexies for a quilt for our bed, instead of a gift. What an adorable little guy. Grandkids are so fun.
Easter baskets. My daughter in law tore a page out of a magazine, handed it to me and asked if I could make these Easter baskets for all the kids. Sure, anything for those cuties.
Working Folk Art Album and Somewhere in time. I will post on FB my Sunflower Gatherings that just won Viewers Choice at the Bulloch Hall Quilt Show! Love your designs!
I just love your beautiful new home! I finished up a baby quilt for my great-nephew and gave it to him. I also worked on sewing units for a pinwheel half square triangle swap that I am doing with five other friends.
I am working on a clover for St Pat’s day !! Mimi quilt 2 of them and of course I miss the holiday ! I am either late or early for next year !! I have been blessed with 12 grandkids !!
I am working on a pink and brown Stars of the West, an applique table runner and getting projects together for a week of quilting with my sisters in the east Tennessee mountains. I have so many UFOs I want to finish that it is hard to choose what to take! Maybe I should start something new…hmmm…
I am working on a cathedral windows quilt.
I am working on a log cabin quilt for my granddaughter and her fiancé. Also working on some wool stitch alongside.
I am working on the mystery quilt from quiltmania today. Also picking fabrics for my new Grandsons quilt that his three year old big brother picked out the pattern for, which is airplanes. I’m thinking I might try to use some family cotton shirts in it to make it more special.
Lisa love your new sewing room! I worked today on a t-shirt quilt for a graduating hs senior. I always say not again but here we go!
I am working on the Folk Art Album. I have the blocks and inside border on and am now working on the outside border. Just love it.
I’m stitching on Erica Kaprow’s Summertime.
I am having the same trouble you are. Its so hard moving your sewing room Its bin 2 months now and I am still lost cant find a thing……But its such a nice room 🙂 .. working on my wool.
Love the sewing room. Wish i had all that space
What a fantastic sewing studio
I am planning a baby girl quilt in my head and working on a wool on cotton applique for hand work!! Too fun. Just finishing up the hearts pincushion from your Christmas event and then will stuff it!!!! Love it!
I spent the weekend working on my daughter’s graduation quilt. She didn’t think I’d be done on time, idk why she’d say such a thing…
I can’t wait to see the final studio tour! What a beautiful space (and dog and grand baby) I am stitching my WIPs this year! Thank you very much for having a giveaway.
First the last photo of lil man is adorable!!! His look is like “yep I stuffed most of this snack in my mouth and there’s no way I’m taking smaller bites”. Yes, I have put the selvage in a couple of my quilts I figure only God is perfect so I left it I never thought of coloring it so I’m filing that idea away for when I need it. Now on to your sewing studio: I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! You have an awesome space to work! I especially LOVE the cabinet that has Frivols 7 sitting on it, reminds me of 1/2 pie safe/ buffet and 1/2 bookcase. The flooring is perfect, is it reclaimed barn wood or is it those tiles that look like wood? BTW before I forget this evening I’m working on my Primitive Blooms I’ve just about finished all the flower blocks. LOL in addition to National Quilting day it’s also the first day of Spring!
Your new space is wonderful. I am on the downside of my primitive garden BOM. feel sad it is over was so much fun getting my block in the mail.
I am working on a quilt for my granddaughter’s wedding in June
I’m been sewing my next block for the Saturday Sampler class that I am taking. These blocks are teaching me new blocks that I have never sewn before because I was always so afraid to try them. I’ve enjoyed my own little National Quilting Day! I can’t wait to see your room when you are all settled in.
Love your amazing studio! I’m so happy for you! I can’t wait to see you in MI and take your classes. See you Tuesday!
Thanks for sharing your pictures. I worked on a block for Evelyn’s sampler wool quilt today. We are looking forward to your program on Tuesday for our Guild!
I think Jeter has the right idea. Love your new space.
Way to go, Lisa. I love it when hard work pays off! Enjoy your space!
I’m making breast cancer pillows and a child’s quilt to donate to local hospitals.
I am working on several projects. One is “Lost Mittens” for piecing and the other is applique “Auntie Green’s Garden” which will take me forever to complete. Your studio is beautiful!!!
I am working in tumblers all sizes. !!
Wool appliqueing flower baskets for spring
Stitching on The Splendid Sampler block. Embroidering the center block makes me think about my Grandmother & all the crocheted doilies she used to make.
I’m sewing First Holy Communion veils. I make lots of them and sell them on Etsy. The money I earn from this work provides a way for me be able to afford the beautiful quilting fabrics and supplies. You can see my work on my Etsy shoppe, Joyous Illusions. I love sewing on all the pretty bridal fabrics and creating new designs that seem to sell as soon as I get them listed.
I am getting caught up on 2015 designer mystery block of the month. Was finally caught up and received another in the mail. Sort of feel like I am building a house, too! No, a village.
What am I working on ….. More things at once than I should be lol!! But actually right now I am making some table toppers for my end tables from Primitive Gatherings fabric. I’m making these from the triangles I cut off and discarded from making flying geese for a queen size quilt I made for my sister-in-law. I love a challenge and waste not, want not!!
What a beautiful new work space. I am busy hand quilting a baby quilt for a new great niece or nephew we will be welcoming in June. Lots of appliqué with a giraffe, zebra, monkey and lion, such fun!
I am quilting a couple of table runners, supposedly for St. Patricks’s Day. Can’t seem to get them finished. I don’t like the quilting, so I am “unstitching.”
Working on a quilt I got at your shop several years ago from a designer from Australia and mission quilts!! Love seeing pictures of your new home and work stud io!!!!!!
It’s not a sewing room with the company of a dog.
Awesome space! Adorable grandson!! Cute pup.
The new studio looks wonderful! Have fun filling all the spaces with all the things you “need” to have. I’m currently working on a quilt with half inch squares and strips. I have plenty of yardage to work bigger but love the little pieces and hate to throw away the scraps so this is perfect. I meant to work it in as leaders and enders while working on another quilt but have found it addictive and now the other quilt is being worked in, instead! Visited your booth at Lancaster and as usual there were many people looking to see your latest!
I’m working on the corner pieces of my Words to Live By quilt. Can’t wait until it is finished!
Yes, I’ve used Sharpies or Pigma pens to disguise a little oops. I’m stitching on the Yoko Sato Vases BOM and finishing up a McKenna Ryan.
Well there are three going right now. A group piece for the San Diego Quilt Show. An Art Quilt for Visions Art Museum and a kids quilt for Royal Family Kids Camp. And tax preperation is getting in the way. Bad Taxes!
I am doing a pumpkin wool applique, stitching a flannel quilt and rug hooking.
I’m working on a section a month (similar to BOM) and can’t wait till I get to the wool part. I’m going way beyond my comfort zone using silks, cottons, batiks, wool, and textiles. So ex!citing yet so intimidating In between the blocks I’m about to start on some Itty Bitties!
I’m working on a mystery quilt of Bonnie Hunter’s design. I am only a a a year behind in finishing it. It feels good to be working on it again.
I am working on Melissa’s locket and a wool mat- circle of santa faces.
Oh my gosh, your studio is to die for. I’m actually rug hooking while watching basketball games. Jeter looks very contented in the new digs as well!
Working on an Almost Free Quilt Block of the month from my local quilt shop. Also have two of your projects close around me to finish up the stitching – all the wool is on!
Love the studio! I’m finishing the round wool table mat (black) with the leaves and small flowers around the edge. I can’t remember it’s name but I’ve had it for a couple of years. It’s turning out very nice.
I’m trying to keep up with three block of the month quilts and also a couple others just for fun!!
Have several projects going right now but the one I have been working in lately is the Sbow2015. Switch to Maggie Walker’s Fox Chase or Hat Creek Quilts Campania when I need a change of pace. Love your new space – and Jeter’s search for the perfect spot!
I’m working on last years mystery from buttermilk basin getting them fused because my friend and I have been going to panera to stitch, have lunch and stitch some more. Excited for the block of the week even tho I don’t have the others years done.
I love your new space! Right now I’m working on a wool applique piece. Tomorrow I’m binding….I can never get ahead!
In celebration of National Quilting Day I spent the day working on several projects. I added a label to a bed quilt that I recently completed. Then I pieced the # 11 of the Splendid Sampler. Then I finished the quilt top for a Lone Star Pattern that I started 20 years ago for my family room wall. So happy that I finally completed it. I also worked in the 2014 BOW block # 7 while watching NCAA. As you can see- I am always behind with my projects!
Your new space is looking great! I’ve been going to call you – am starting a list of things I want to tell and/or ask you! Talk soon hopefully!
I’m working on some stitching on a paper pieced winnie the pooh quilt from fandom in stitches.
Working on spring flower wool table mat. Tis the season!
Making progress on stitching the first border of SBOW. Hope you’ll be able to stay home a bit more to enjoy your lovely new home & of course, ” little man “.
Working on a sewing machine cover.
That little boy could not be cuter. Great cuddly age. I have been working on a quilt called Blue Moon Over Kentucky. The new studio looks amazing. Since it has two work stations, I would be happy to occupy the second spot. Cannot wait for the SBOW’s.
I’m still working on my Silent Night, I’m embarrassed to say!
I am working on a pumpkin table mat in wool, your pattern. I’m also working on my son and daughter in law’s signature quilt from their wedding. I plan to give it to them for their first anniversary in May.
Your new space looks fantastic. I’ve been working on some hand sewing. I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed it. I’m actually working on a pieced quilt as well. I never get bored this way. 😉
I love your workroom! I am currently working on some little quilts to give for Easter.
I’m trying to keep ahead of three block of the month quilts and a couple others that I’ve started!!
I am cutting T-shirts to make memory quiltsfor 5 grandchildren.. Hopefully they will be able to wrap themselves in LOVE from their Grandmother, hopefully by fall when it starts turning cool. CUDDLE TIME with memories . . I am their aunt and their ages 3-9. Possible will make Quillows or … … small wrap size. The label will include a picture of Grandma and the specific child A fun project, a pleasure to do for them. Rachel
I’m working on a couple of spring inspired tablerunners, one for me and one for my daughter. Loved seeing the sewing space and the grandson!
One of the Frivolas in the fall was a block made from ‘geese’ units. Loved it. In the process of making 30 blocks, good thing I didn’t figure out the number of units needed before I started! Using 9 different charms, really scrappy!
Your black hutch cabinets are gorgeous! Primitive all the way. My “little”house is primitive and black is my favorite color for lots of furniture, It is also a favorite quilting color and of course a wool background! Just finished my “Ball ” jar rug mat from Hampton and am cutting out Christmas ornies! The “little man” is adorable!
OMG!,, Gorgeous space!! Well, I am working on a few things… Several paper pieced BOMs , the Farmers Wife QAL, and in between the BOMs, a fall-ish 9 patch throw.
Keep those Lakehouse pictures coming!,,
Your studio looks amazing – even undecorated. Looking forward to sneak peeks at the 2016
summer block of the week. Jeter seems to have found several comfy spots in your studio. Our basset hound Buford enjoys snoozing on the mat in front of our wood stove.
I am long arm quilting a high school graduation quilt for a customer.
I am currently working my April Pillow Talk from PG. I have enjoyed working on these monthly designs. Your new home is beautiful!!! I’m so happy for you and your family, you started a wonderful business , built it into a huge success, even opened a second store, this new home is the fruit of your labors!! Enjoy!!!!
Today I fused the last round of flowers and vines to last years Freebie, “To plant a flower”. It’s so pretty. I’m anxious to finish this now! Happy National Quilting Day!
I just started working on Where the Cows Come Home! So fun to start this project
Your new studio is just stunning. Looking forward to more pics as you get more settled in there.
Hi Lisa! I’m working on quilting a couple of small quilts for Spring. LOVE you new sewing/quilting studio! It’s a beautiful space with room for everything ! Your Little Man is a cutie-pie! 😊
After church, I’ve been catching up on “The Splendid Sampler” blocks today.
Like you i have just moved and unpacking so its cross stitch and wool stitching right now since its handy till i get it together Love your sewing area
Just finished putting borders on, cutting backing and batting. Getting our
Guild Raffle Quilt ready for hand quilting. Next, finish a Memory Quilt for a wedding gift.
On National Quilt Day a few friends and I shop hopped some not so local shops 🙂 Now I’m finishing up an original wool runner for a silent auction donation for our church. Love how Jeter is getting the lay of the land 😉
I just finished up 112 five inch blue and cream nine patches for a swap. Now to cut out a fishy quilt for my soon to be born grandson. Our first and we’re so excited after having the joy of two little granddaughters. Love the progress you have made on the lake house. Just stunning.
I have spent most of my day working on a couple of projects and important ones! First, a pillowcase and quilt for grandson’s room in his new house – Texas flag theme. And auditioned fabric and patterns for baby quilt for new granddaughter due in June. 🙂
I am working on the mini bow ties that came every month. I love them!
Awesome sewing studio;) very jealous, I am still in the basement😀
Our quilt guild had a sewing day on Saturday from 9 til 6. Everyone won a door prize donated from our local quilt shops. We had all kinds of projects to work on like comfort quilts, preemie blankets, pillow cases and quilts of valour. All to be donated. We also had a 1600 jelly roll contest and I came in 2nd. It was a great day with fellow quilters.
I’m working on Bali Sea Star with Christmas jellyroll fabric with my strip club.
Little man is so sweet. Your work space is wonderful, you deserve it!
I am busy making potholders for my Guild’s quilt show boutique.