Yeah, it’s really Thursday but when you’re retired the months kind of merge together. Currently my time keeping is more like: breakfast time, tea time, dinner time, and not a good time to be out driving to the store time.
Last Friday Heather and I attended the church’s quilting group. It’s not a formal kind of group, they just get together once a month in the social hall and everyone brings a project along to work on. I was able to take advantage of the large tables to do the pinning on my quilt. This step pins the batting, top and backing together. Next step will be doing the actual machine quilting to sew all three layers together. I didn’t do much on the quilt over the summer as there was a lot of work to do outside, but now that winter is settling it, there will be more indoor time to work on things like quilts.
On the woodworking shop shed, I finished installing the floor and baseboards in the shed shop and have started moving stuff in. I also started unboxing tools and projects. I’m hoping to get a couple of Christmas decoration projects done on the scroll saw and get started on some projects for my sewing room.
Here’s the current progress (still a mess):
The shed shop is for small projects – mostly scroll saw and marquetry work so the real workhorse in here is the scroll saw:
I set these up so I’ll have a view of the garden when I’m working. This space is heated so I can work in here over the winter.
In the garage shop, or what I’m starting to call my heavy tool shop, I’ve moved enough stuff out to the shed so I have room to move:
This space will have my larger, duster machines like the table saw, planner, jointer, sanders and router table. I’ve got dust collection in here. It’s harder to heat this space so I expect there will be winter days I can’t work out here. This is where I’ll be doing larger work like cabinets or anything that needs the table saw. The idea is that most of my machines will be on carts so I can pull out the machine I’m working with to the center area. It’s a long narrow space so it’s a bit of a challenge to figure out where to store things and how to get the machines setup. Now that I’ve freed up some space, I can really get started on setting this up.
That’s it for this week – if you need me, I’ll be in the shop(s).