On Sunday Lizzie held an impromptu gathering to celebrate the completion of her studio, which will be henceforth known as “Lizzie’s Shed”, and GJ and I went along. (For context, Lizzie takes our Woolly Bits class at Millrose)
Lizzie’s Shed is literally what used to be a shed at one side of their home which Lizzie’s multi talented husband, John (train driver, author, gardener, cabinet maker……..) has transformed into the most wonderful, light, airy, spacious quilting studio. Wanna see?
Apart from stitching, Lizzie’s other passion is photography (click on the link above to see some of her amazing work) and this corner reflects a little of her zest for this art form
These bits and pieces of photographic equipment sit atop a set of drawers that John made (lots of furniture envy here!!)
Opposite this corner is a seating area, the rug showing Lizzie’s birthplace
I can see this as the perfect spot for a bit of Winter quilting basking is Winter sunlight, can’t you?
There is so much to see
lots of little vignettes
One end is all windows, some reclaimed, some as frames that John made and had glazed
I love the touches of coloured glass, and the view of part of their garden.
At the other end there’s a reclaimed Art Deco window
a little tea/coffee making area (with great art pieces from Christine)
a butlers sink sits below this little cupboard (made by John)
Another little vignette (with more Christine artwork)
and yet another cupboard/meat safe by John
Once we’d finished walking around and looking and exclaiming over everything, it was time to get out the sewing (although my eyes wandered around the studio frequently during our visit!).
Lizzie is working on a Sue Spargo
Jacinta won the prize of a new sewing machine in the Japanese quilt competition run by Millrose at the end of last year, and she’s put it to good use making this Japanese style quilt
and also stitching this sweet purse by hand (left) and on the right……
a little pincushion!
Sue is working on GTSB
and has most blocks made and she’s started putting some together
GJ showed us her “La Passacaglia” progress
and worked on another block
I was working on “Elwood Rose” blocks, finishing one and stitching another two during the day
Before it got too hot, I wandered in Lizzie and John’s garden
I do love a Silver Birch
an enchanting “where does this go?” tunnel
a perfect garden to explore
Lunch was delicious
and included a scrumptious dessert of a light-as-a-feather sponge with raspberries and maple syrup cream from Sue, with a couple of scoops of my vanilla ice-cream……yummmm!
Lizzie’s Shed was well and truly christened. Thank you girls for a blissfully delightful day.
Enjoy your shed Lizzie!