Almost-Finished Sunroom

I finished painting our sunroom last week and I have been meaning to sew curtains so I’ve been putting off posting pictures in hopes that I would have a finished room, but I have no idea when I will actually sew the curtains so I give up and will call it mostly done and good enough for now!

All of the craft tubs are gone from the room and the only things left are the futon/table, two of our looms, our spinning wheel and our yarn shelves.  So it looks a lot better and less cluttered than it did before with a whole bunch of random boxes and tupperware tubs in there.  It is sort of a relaxing nap room when the weather is cool and we could use it as a weaving room if we wanted to as well but otherwise it is just a nice place to store our looms where they are out of the way and won’t get damaged.

Along the wall just inside the door.  The loom on our left is a tapestry loom and on the right is a table loom with it’s new stand.  The stand that Joe made for it originally has become a stand for the faceting machine instead 🙂

Next to the looms is our spinning wheel and our bins full of yarn.  On top there are some project buckets (they used to be make-shift chicken nest boxes) and some warping yarn and a ball of wool to be spun.

On the other side of the room there is the futon with blankets and pillows for whoever needs to take a nap! Buddy especially loves to nap in here and Chloe will occasionally sleep here too.  On cooler days I love naps here too but on hot, sunny days it is too warm.

A view from the window in our stairwell.  I love this window because it lets the light into the stairwell, office and hallway through the outside windows in the sunroom.


Repurposed Yarn Shelf and Wool Carders

Our fiber store called us the other day and left a message saying that her store was closing on August 19th (she is moving to Australia for three years!) and she was having some sales.  So, Joe headed over there (I had to work) and he picked up a whole bunch of things for some good prices.  Awhile ago we had asked her to order us a table loom stand so Joe picked that up and then he also got us 24 rolls of yarn, some new supplies for our tapestry loom, and a set of wool carders to turn raw wool into spinnable wool.  Everything he bought found a home except for all of the yarn so we brought in some older shelves from the pole barn and turned them into bins for the yarn.  Joe has had these shelves for years and years but they are still super nice and work perfectly to hold the yarn he bought, plus some of our other balls/rolls of yarn that we had around the house as well.

These are our carders.  They are necessary if we want to turn raw wool into something that can be spun into yarn but we were hesitant to buy them because they were so expensive and we weren’t sure how often we would use them (we do have quite a bit of raw wool right now though that needs to be carded).  With her going out of business, or at least closing her store for awhile, we were able to get them much cheaper and it was a lot easier to decide to buy them!

The First Two Things

If you walked into our house tonight the first two things you’d see (besides muddy paw prints on the floor and supper dishes in the sink) are a billion animals, and a ton of craft stuff sprawled all over the house.  Our house looks well lived in this evening!

On this side of the dining room we have two exploded totes of basket weaving supplies a pile of fabric and the beginnings of a quilt, two looms which are unused right now, and a big, red, old dog hiding by the sofa 🙂

The other side of the dining room has my sewing machine and some basket weaving stuff that I was using this evening.  Plus, Joe’s finished weavings are folded on the corner of the table.

Joe’s faceting machine is in the living room right now with all of it’s supplies plus a whole variety of weaving and faceting books are piled all over the place.  Plus, one sleeping cat who is snuggled up on top of the couch.

Cora supervises a lot.  She just finished having a peanut butter snack and was just about to scratch her head when I took her picture.

The laundry room is full of laundry this evening and one cat who was getting a snack.

More exploded totes of basket weaving supplies are upstairs now.  The cats are upset because they like to sleep on top of the totes and they can’t right now.

And finally, because I had taken photos of everyone else, I searched and searched and found this one in the closet sleeping on my sock pile.  Don’t ask me why she was up here… maybe for some peace and quiet.  She normally doesn’t sleep in the socks, at least that I know of!