Saturday, 4 June 2016

The Chookshed Party, My Saturday

Once again it's time for the annual Chookshed Party... looks like quite a few ladies in blogland are making a wonderful event of it... woo hoo!
 
For me, this weekend is about starting to get established in my new sewing room.
I did make something in the room today, but not by sewing it... more on that in a minute.

Of course the Chook family have come for the party too... they were somewhat stunned by the new building... hadn't seen it until today, so they weren't sure if they were at the right place... I hope they're going to be happy in their new home!

 Anyway, down to the business of Chooky's party... I made my preparations yesterday, so I could get down to business this morning without delay.
This is what I achieved today: yes it's my brand new pressing station/board for my new room.


 Isn't it fabulous?!
It wasn't hard to make once I got some confidence... there is a little finishing required underneath it for stability. Positioned over the top of the hall table, it's a terrific size for my purpose. (Can you see my new iron?) I'll share some info about making this in another post soon, if anyone is interested.

I also spent a little time going through my collection of cross stitching magazines, while keeping one eye on the football... they definitely need a good cull... all this was in the box, but now I'm only keeping what's still in there!
8 more boxes to go...
 Sunday I'll finish my ironing board & go through a couple more boxes of magazines.

Party On!!

14 comments:

sunny said...

Love your ironing station! I went through all my quilting magazines recently, and tore out the pages of anything I might possibly make. Felt good to reduce the pile.

Chookyblue...... said...

Omg no better way to celebrate then taking the chooky family to a new chookshed...... Lol
I just know your going to live your space.......it's changed my life......
And a great excuse for a party......

Janice said...

A very productive day. Your pressing station looks great. Next year we will be celebrating a Chookshed Party and a "Hibiscus Studio" Party. Have you decided what you are going to call it as yet?

Jeanette said...

Love the ironing station. I needed that yesterday struggling to iron a large quilt on a regular ironing board is not fun at all. Hugs,xx

KimM said...

Great ironing station.....a very creative space.
xxx

Susan said...

Its all coming along nicely - hope the chooks are happy with it too.

Dasha said...

Lovely! Enjoy perusing the rest of those magazines. I find it very inspirational. Shame there's only 24 hours in a day. LOL

Brigitte said...

Looks good, your new ironing station.
I also weed out my charts from time to time, but when it comes to magazines ... no, I just can't part with them, lol.

Maria said...

Fantastic new ironing station and I love the colour and fabric you used. Bet the Chooks love their nice new home.....
Great to clean out the books. We seam to hoard sew many....
Enjoy the rest of the longggggg weekend.XX

Leanne said...

Your new ironing station looks fabulous Anthea, I'm green with envy. I used to collect lots of cross stitch magazines to, its good to go through them and have a good clean out.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great ironing station💖

shez said...

Hi Anthea I love your new ironing station your sewing room is going to be awesome :)

Fiona said...

Getting your sewing space ready is very important... great pressing table
Hugz

KAYLEE said...

The pressing board looks great, what did you make it from ?

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