Wednesday, April 16, 2008

On the other side of the Studio (#3)

Twice previously, I've posted a photo of what happens on the other side of our/my studio, which in reality, is a very small bedroom. DH works on one corner, me in the other. If we both roll our chairs back at the same time, we bump into each other. Despite this small space, we DO a get a lot of work done. Early in our marriage, we found pleasure in working together; even if we don't speak, we're together. He has threads in his boats, I have wood splinters in my sewing. We deal with it.

DH loves thinking, dreaming, imagining, wishing for working boats, and has, in a previous life, owned several. Now, he must be content to build them in scale. He knows where all the parts go, redesigns as he pleases, and keeps things proper, accurate, etc. Some of them have taken up to 300 hours, much longer than I'll ever spend on one quilt. He is NOT a patient man, so these finished masterpieces are indeed quite incredible!

This is a Nordic design fishing boat, circa 1900, named "Sarah", after a niece. 19' x 8' x 2'6", in real life. This was not a major project this time. You can also get a good look at HIS work space. In reality, it looks about as messy as mine!

This quilter made part of the sail, added the reef points, and if you look hard, you can also see a little fishing net, that I sewed, realizing I'm all thumbs with little items.


Now, I'm almost finished with my Easy Peasy Scrappy Spools Quilt, and tonight, I'm cutting the binding. I think all the hand quilting is done. I'll post it soon.

9 comments:

Morah said...

Oooooo! I'm first! This boat is pretty cool. THe little net is just that ....little. Looks like you two make a good team!

Purple Pam said...

The boat is wonderful. What will DH do with it? And I love your star quilt. I really like the color combination of red, white, and blue. I think it is so sharp.

Owens Family Adventures said...

I think it's awesome he has a hobby he enjoys as much as you do quilting! What does he do with the ones he makes??
dawn

Joyce said...

My husband and I also share a studio, although we have separate rooms. His art is too dusty for my sewing machines. He paints and does pottery. It is funny how we can each work without saying a word and still feel together, just as you do.
The boat is awesome.

Marilyn said...

Wonderful boat! Your husband does fantastic work. And your quilts are fantastic, too. My husband loves working with animals. We are expecting a new litter of pigs in a couple of weeks. They are Hampshires, the black and white ones.

The Calico Quilter said...

You are both so talented! It's amazing to me that you can both work in the same room so harmoniously. I have the bad habit of trying to initiate conversations when I try to work in the room with my husband (I can talk and sew at the same time) but he's on the computer and it's distracting to him, so I quit trying to sew in his computer room. I end up making a dozen trips down the hall from my den to his room every afternoon, though, to tell him things. He can't get away from it!

Sweet P said...

I love that you and your DH can share space together while working on your hobbies.

The boat is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

The boat is an awesome achievment - Wow! What a lot of work, and so little! Isn't it wonderful that you both have hobbies you love? Dh and I have some we share, and some we don't, but we both respect each other's efforts and cheer each other on.

log cabin quilter said...

Your quilting room sounds kind of like mine. Ours is a sewing/computer room (formerly small bedroom). The boat reminded me that my grandpa used to make model boats. He joined the Norwegian merchant marines when he was 13 and immigrated to the US in 1903. I think my brother still has one of his boats.