Each color representing only HALF of what is in each cabinet, because I only needed to lighten the load by half for us to be able to move the cabinets one by one with a hand truck.
I got a big kick out of all the comments on last evening’s post when I was lamenting having to move all of this ---
But you know what? All of this represents not just FABRIC. ((okay, I am wondering just a bit how much $$$ I have sunk into my “collection”!)) But it holds my hopes, my dreams, my visions and possibilities of quilts to come.
You are right – I’m not a mall rat, I don’t spend my money on expensive clothes, shoes or purses. I am an artist and my fabric is my paint, plain and simple!
I have to thank Lenore for sending me this slogan off of one of her t-shirts:
I am using mine all the time! Just this week I’ve cleaned out 18 yards in just backings and bindings alone ---no guilt here!
So this is what happened yesterday when DH got home from work:
The half empty cabinets got moved with the hand truck to the newly carpeted area.
I have a strange zig-zag shaped basement – all the other “STUFF” got pushed to the far end where the back door and the freezer/extra fridge is. Those postal boxes are what I use to take book orders to the post office,but last night they became stash haulers! They will get back to their postal job on Monday.
This paneled wall is where the stash cabinets “WERE”. There is one more left at the far end yet to be moved. The open door goes to the “lawn mower” garage and DH’s workroom. This is the side of the basement that has mostly been “mud room”. It has no heating vents…just a hard, cold concrete floor –we are covering that up with the carpet tiles. It gets very cold in this unheated side of the basement in the winter, so we are looking for a space heater or something to make it more user friendly. For the past 5 years it’s just kept my fabric in cold storage during the winter!
after applying a thin layer of adhesive to the floor with a roller, we let it dry for a couple hours. When it was dry enough to the touch, we went down and started placing the tiles. The pattern on the tiles is asymetrical, totally wonky, and I love the designs I can get while twisting and turning them. It’s like a carpet string-quilt kaleidoscope! It feels better under my feet already.
A better shot of one corner of the section we’ve layed. Lines do not always match up, they are very wonky on PURPOSE. It makes perfection less of an issue, and I love the optical illusion!
We talked last night about painting those paneled walls and decided against it. The cabinets hide most of that wall. It would take much more time to paint the paneling – because then ALL THE WALLS in the basement would have to be painted . We would rather leave it as is right now. I use pretty much every inch of wall space, so the color of the walls down here is not that crucial to me. This side of the basement isn't a living area, it's a storage area.
We did agree on the design wall idea, though! So I am off to Lowes yet again today to pick up a couple foam insulation boards and some flannel sheets.
We’ll be working on the basement quite a bit over the weekend…..but here’s where QuiltCam can come in to give me a break ----DH *MUST* take time out this afternoon for the Boise State Bronco’s game that starts at 3:30pm Eastern. I’m thinking I’ll be free to turn on the QuiltCam about 3PM today. I know that’s an hour later than I’ve done on weekends before, but getting this basement taken care of is #1 priority!
I’ll send an update later to let you know if we are a go or not, but plan about 3pm!