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    Quote Originally Posted by GailG
    What an awesome studio. As an old retired "school marm" I can think of only one thing that is missing. Does it have the "smell" of a school room? There's something about walking into a schoolroom and taking in all the scents -- books, paper, chalk, etc. Yes, it's been 12 years since I retired, but I still miss "my room."

    Your hanging rod for your quilts gives me an idea for my room.
    No, doesn't smell at all! I don't think it's been used as a school for more than 15 years. :-( I remember the smell you describe though from my own school days. :D Now it smells of spray starch mostly! :mrgreen:

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    Sorry about the multiple posts - it was the only way I could make sure I answered all the specific questions. And thanks to everyone else for you interest and compliments.

    And weezie - thanks for being 'tickled pink'! :-D :-D :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    And yes, I'd have to drop in on BW - she's going to show me NYC! Anyone heard from her BTW? I haven't for a couple of days. :-(

    Y'all DO know that you can't do this without me and kwhite, don't you! And BW has been busy visiting Karla. Check out the thread:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-57508-1.htm

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    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: That is soooo sweet!! Lots of good stuff will come out of there!!

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    You are one lucky lady. enjoy your new freedom. That is just great. God bless. Penny

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    Okay Gaigai - I also have a pop-up camper for the ones who don't fit into the bedrooms ~ ~ ~ don't worry that it hasn't been used ~ ~ ~ or popped up since 1989 ~ ~ ~ the field mice probably haven't done much damage ~ ~ ~

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanneS
    Okay Gaigai - I also have a pop-up camper for the ones who don't fit into the bedrooms ~ ~ ~ don't worry that it hasn't been used ~ ~ ~ or popped up since 1989 ~ ~ ~ the field mice probably haven't done much damage ~ ~ ~
    OK Gai's in the camper!!! I'm in the sewing room, busy clean... I mean ORGANISING!!! :mrgreen:

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    Wonderful space and beautiful quilts too. Thanks for sharing.

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    Awesome room. There is nothing like having a separate room for sewing quilting or crafting. My DH designed one for me in our basement. I make soy candles as well so he even put in a little stove and sink cabinets counter the whole nine yards. The only problem is I have run out of room. It is not as big as yours. I call it my Happy Zone because I am always happy when I am being creative. God Bless you and yours, he already has with your new home and room. Happy Stitchin

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    Awww thanks for that. Both of you. I must say I am as happy as a pig in muck in here as my Granny used to say! :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by JoanneS
    Okay Gaigai - I also have a pop-up camper for the ones who don't fit into the bedrooms ~ ~ ~ don't worry that it hasn't been used ~ ~ ~ or popped up since 1989 ~ ~ ~ the field mice probably haven't done much damage ~ ~ ~
    OK Gai's in the camper!!! I'm in the sewing room, busy clean... I mean ORGANISING!!! :mrgreen:
    OK, I'll take the camper. I'm used to critters, LOL!!

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    Very nice. Everything looks so neat.

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    Thank you , I can't work in a mess, I'm one of those TIDY ppl!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :lol:

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    If I still had my last house I would invite you all for a get-together and I even had room for campers with power/sewer.

    I would bake scones and serve tea --& I am in ON Canada not UK. Don't have such a fantastic sewing area but you are always welcome . We offer pontoon boat rides on Pigeon Lake
    when people visit in place of having mini horses.

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    Wowieee, wowieee, wowieee! Wonderful room!

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    What a beautiful sewing room. I can picture the old English school houses (went to two when I was little), and they would be just perfect for a quilting (creative) room. I also like the half doors that look outside. You're fortunate :) Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Thank you , I can't work in a mess, I'm one of those TIDY ppl!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :lol:
    Yeah, and Sharon B is the quiet one (see KayKay's Mare Stare Thread)! LOL

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    Great room and set up. I love the two Ikea tables with the storage bins. They look like they were made to go under the tables! Your quilts are beautiful. I especially like the WIP on your design wall. What are the names of these patterns?

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    Can I make my appointment now? :)

    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by tinwoods
    It's a quilters dream come true, so well planned. Did you install the cork floor or did it come with the building? Also what type of lighting do you have for night sewing? Are you planning on any on-site tours, sounds like several of us would love to see it! Thanks for sharing.
    The cork was already installed, all we did was give it a couple of fresh coats of clear, matt varnish and I have to say, it's ideal - warm and soft on my barefoot (I always hop around in one shoe, right foot bare for the foot pedal!) and easy to clean. I got one of those swiffy duster on a stick things, like at the hairdressers, a friend said and a quick flick round with that picks up all the threads and scraps. :-D

    On site tours by appointment, all welcome, Pimms served in the garden afterwards. ;) Oh, don't know if you have Pimms in the States, it's a classic English summer drink, a kind of punch with fruit in it, and it's deceptively strong so we'll all be giggly in no time! :mrgreen: )

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaigai
    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Thank you , I can't work in a mess, I'm one of those TIDY ppl!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :lol:
    Yeah, and Sharon B is the quiet one (see KayKay's Mare Stare Thread)! LOL
    See Terri they do believe me I am the quiet one :thumbup: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Quote Originally Posted by gaigai
    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Thank you , I can't work in a mess, I'm one of those TIDY ppl!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :lol:
    Yeah, and Sharon B is the quiet one (see KayKay's Mare Stare Thread)! LOL
    See Terri they do believe me I am the quiet one :thumbup: :lol:
    Yeah right, and is that a little porky pig I see flying past my window! :shock: :mrgreen: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexene
    Great room and set up. I love the two Ikea tables with the storage bins. They look like they were made to go under the tables! Your quilts are beautiful. I especially like the WIP on your design wall. What are the names of these patterns?
    Thanks Rexene - that's a One Block Wonder made by the technique in the books of the same name by Maxine Rosenthal. They are something of an obsession of mine - that one is my 9th and last night I began cutting my 10th. :mrgreen: :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    Can I make my appointment now? :)

    On site tours by appointment, all welcome, Pimms served in the garden afterwards. ;) Oh, don't know if you have Pimms in the States, it's a classic English summer drink, a kind of punch with fruit in it, and it's deceptively strong so we'll all be giggly in no time! :mrgreen: )
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    Of course - so long as you leave your suitcases at the door!

    :mrgreen:

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    OK I finally got back on the PC hoorah! For those that were interested, here's a photo of the outside of the house - my 'studio' (get me!) is to the right and behind the garage, as you look at the pic. :-D
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    :shock: good use of an amazing room. as a retired school teacher. to have a school room to turn into a sewing room would be just to thrilling to express. great room.... :)

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