Monday, June 16, 2008

The Shed/Studio Has a Slab!!!


Finally- the slab is here- now it has to cure. It is almost 3 years since my shed was built ( see my 18 July 2005 post and the kit had actually been purchased one year prior to that) and I have had to wait all that time as it's been one thing after another and a bit of a nightmare altogether if I am perfectly honest- but now it is here. I can set up my work space and unpack all of my studio which has been packed in a tent these last months. If things with the house go well, then I may be teaching summer workshops from it this summer! Textile escapades in Gellibrand! What a great relief that would be!

The little cross stitch piece was a day off exercise- hand dyed silks stitched through lutradur and then mounted onto cotton- just something to do on a Sunday, it measures 8 inches by 8 inches and will be for sale when I finish the last of the stitching. My daughter and I did clear away all the debris from the trees that had to be lopped whilst I was away, where the house will go- it was a big job and it will make a big bon-fire- there will be a few cobwebs from the past thrown into that fire that's for sure!

9 comments:

Kristin L said...

Woo hoo! Things appear to be moving right along. :-) Do I understand correctly that you will work in the studio/shed and the family will live in the new house when it's built? What will become of the current house (will it go into the bonfire as well?)? It sounds like a lot going on, but all in a very positive direction.

lisette said...

yay for the slab! and the bonfire :) and i love the cross stitch colours they just sing

Lisa said...

Fabulous News! Enjoy setting up your studio.

smarcoux said...

wahhheyyy finally a much awaited space for you my dear friend .. I am really happy for you. Things are finally looking up.
fingers crossed and best of luck for you hugs
miss you lots
Sandy

gerda said...

Great to finally see the SHED and SLAB ,both thinking of you and all the setting up, we'll have a bubbly or two for you. best wishes Carmel and Gerda.

Fiber Focus said...

Oh, I can relate! Am in the "hanging in limbo" stage myself... They say that you appreciate what comes through blood, sweat and tears, but I would still be VERY appreciative if things came just a little bit easier. Kudos to you all the way from Kentucky, USA!

Laura said...

Fantastic!! Congrats Dijanne. I know you'll have many many happy hours in your shed. If ever there has been a well-deserved space this is it!
Love Laura

carrie said...

oh what a wonderful workspace that will be!

Mai-Britt said...

I really enjoy following the progress with you studio - keep posting!