There it is, people. A door length zipper. Awe-inspiring, no?
But let's back up. Have you ever done any remodeling? If you have (or maybe even if you haven't), you know that one thing leads to another, and this is definitely a case of that. For your enjoyment, let's go through a brief outline of those one things leading to other things...
- Kyle moves into a house in Macon (whoa, how does this fit in?)and needs furniture
- We give him the furniture in the guest room/studio, making it possible to simply have a new studio... woohoo!!
- We decide to remodel the kitchen
- Get quotes and pick a designer/contractor
- But wait... the kitchen floor is seriously not level. Can't have that.
- Luckily, the kitchen is directly above the open storage area in the basement. Engineers descend.
- A plan is hatched. Must clean out the basement. Studio redecorating is fast-tracked. Woohoo!!
- The basement is cleared out, and a little plastic room pops in.
- With another big zipper. This is to hold all the cement dust in when then cut a hole in the basement floor. It works.
- And now we have this:
- Clever, right? It's like a giant car jack, hoisting up the kitchen floor 1/16" of an inch at a time. Those little red "feet" on the bottoms of the outside posts are really the jacks that the guys come in and raise up almost every morning. The floor has been raised 7/16" as of last Wednesday, and we're giving the walls a chance to adjust so they don't crack. So far, so good.
- Leading us back out of the basement, through the big zipper:
All, of this is to say that while my sewing studio is completely usable, it's kind of a mess with things stacked up in it that will go back into the basement. And I haven't put up any of the decorations, and really made it pretty. Just functional. Soon, I'm promising myself, soon.
I have big sewing goals this week, too... but lots of appointments, etc, too. Probably too ambitious, I know. But on the 13th, Laura and I are going to New York for her spring break, and I need a new dress! Vintage pattern made up in a red ponte knit. Oh, it will be delightful.