Two years ago I decided where I wanted to retire and found a lovely place there. It has a separate structure that will be a studio for me - or the Cottage as I call it. It perfectly met my criteria, although there will have to be some minor modifications, very minor.
Do you want to see it?
Gasp, you already have!!!
I purchased the old homestead back in August of 2012. The next month I posted this picture asking if this wouldn't make a nice studio. I was bursting to talk about it but decided that I should wait until the right time.
That time is now. I will more than likely be in the new place by the end of the year. I will be traveling back there one more time before the move to work out the logistics, do some more measuring, and make the decision on how much of the stash I should pay to move.
The main house was built in 1927 and has ton of charm. I've actually posted a few pictures here and there. The Cottage was originally built as a pool house. It burned down in the '80s, I think, and was rebuilt as a mother-in-law's house. Two bedroom, three baths, full kitchen, screened in porch on the side with washer/drier hookups ..... the perfect studio.
Here are a few more pictures of the inside. It's not much to look at now but I think I can turn it into a nice place to spend my quilting time.
The sellers and I agreed that they would leave any furniture they didn't want to move with them. You will see odd pieces here and there in the Cottage. Probably most of them will go, but at least I had a place to sit in there while visiting!
The stash closet. It's really long. Not much perspective in this picture. I'll need to get more shelves in there - lots of them!
Part of the open sewing space. The fireplace is working but the sellers put this temporary board across it. I may leave it closed up, but will rig up something nicer looking than that. Decisions!
The stairs to the bedrooms upstairs.
What I like most about this space -- the possibilities. Kind of like laying out a yard of fabric and deciding what to do with it! I have tons of pictures but there's not much more to see until I get there and get my quilting stuff moved in.
So there you have it. Yep, the times are a-changing!
A friend recently said that I would have to change the name of my blog. Then she thought a minute and said, "No, you won't!" That's right. LA Quilter will still be LA Quilter. Los Angeles to Louisiana .... and, yes, the name was chosen intentionally!
One last picture ... I'll be sewing away on Bayou Teche! And eating oranges, satsumas, grapefruit, and maybe drowning some worms off my pier.
Laissez les bon temps rouller!