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Coming Clean in My Studio

As promised, I am going to show you the disaster that my studio has become.

Here is my cutting table.


The area next to my sewing machine:


The ironing table:


The surface design table:


Instead of digging in and cleaning up, I put up a folding table in my computer/tv room and watched my taped shows from this past week and worked on this new cruciform which is going to a very special person.


I am looking forward to quilting it tomorrow so that I can get it in the mail.

And I’m feeling so good about my body these days. My pants are falling off, and I am fitting in to clothes that have been languishing in my closet. So I took this photo to commemorate my almost 15 pounds of lost fat.


Tomorrow morning I have to go back to the Japanese Garden to take down the show. Apparently someone called the Garden today and wanted to know if Lunar Eclipse was still there. But she never came in to buy it. I was given her phone number. I’ll call her and maybe we can work out a sale.

11 Responses to “Coming Clean in My Studio”

  1. Jen Anderson says:

    Wow, look at you and your svelte self! You are an inspiration, as always. Jen

  2. Judy says:

    WooHoo……..SKINNY SKINNY GIRL!! Look at you!!! I’m so very proud to know you!!!
    Love the new Cruciform….but not nearly as much as I love mine!
    I’m going to print out your pictures of your studio, so that when mine gets butt-ugly again, I know that you will commisserate with me! Misery does love company!


  3. Diane D. says:

    Way to go Gerrie – you look great! I love the new cruciform piece.

  4. Karoda says:

    woohooo, gerrie you are looking good my friend!

  5. joanne S says:

    Gerrie- I remember how thrilled I was at 15 pounds. top of the world. And at this point all my pants were fitting– long. covering my shoes for the first time in years.

    My studio looks MUCH worse! Ugh!

  6. Reva says:

    Way to go, Gerrie. You’re a totally different shape than when I first met you! So what if your studio’s a mess; at least you’ve been working. Mine is pristine because I haven’t done a thing in months.

  7. Jeannie says:

    You look marvelous – simply marvelous! Leave the cleaning for a cold, rainy day! Of course, I have been saying that and now I can’t get into the room! Next snow day – I promise! The cruciform piece is gorgeous.

  8. Kathie says:

    Go Gerrie–you look terrific. I need to get back on the WW bandwagon too. And I had to laugh BIG at your studio. MUCH the same as mine these days.

  9. kathy says:

    Are you sure you weren’t in MY studio taking pictures? Congrats on the weight loss–that’s great!

  10. Kristin L says:

    15 lbs gone — way to go!! Cleaning the studio can wait 🙂