I just said the big “Y” word.
Not Yakima, yellow or yacht. And certainly not Wyoming, silly.
I said, YES!
Yes to a new studio space. Yes to a new beginning. Yes to yet another adventure.
Isn’t this window cool!
The space has great ghosts. It was an artist’s studio for many years. Not only is it going to give me lots of room to spread out and sew, take photos, and film sewing classes, but it’s going to be a great place for the book launch party in September.
I’m beyond delighted and I can’t wait for you to see it. I plan on doing loads of DIY projects and sharing with you along the way. So stayed tuned…..
Thanks for being excited with me.
Beth, that sounds fabulous!!! Congratulations to you – you know that you are living the dream of many a seamstress (stuck in an office – albeit lovely). Can’t wait to hear all about it . . . enjoy your successes!
Thank you for being excited with me, Diane. My sewing adventures have taken over every corner of my little house so I think my family is going to appreciate this, too. 🙂
Congratulations! I can hardly wait for all of the new, creative inspirations to come.
Thank you! I think this space will be full of inspiration.
I am so excited for you, Beth! Your passion for teaching is evident in all you do. The surprises keep coming!
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Thanks Marty! Watch for your invitation in the mail…..
So, SO awesome, Beth!!! I am beyond thrilled for you! Is this in Union? I have been loving the bias tape posts 🙂 and missing you and all the ladies @ Willow…happy new place and happy summer break!!! XO Valerie
Thanks, Valerie and yep, it’s in Union. So fun to see your kids and Chris the other day. They felt right at home in my classroom. Wish they were going to be at Willow next year. See you soon and watch for your book launch party invitation in the mail….I’m really looking forward to September! One more day til summer….
Good for you. It’s wonderful that you are achieving your dreams. Go girl, go!
Thank you for being excited with me Karen!
So exciting. So happy for you.
Thank you, Jill! I wish you lived closer so you could come up and paint something beautiful on one of the walls for me!!!
I would love to do that. A couple of your fun bias tape pillows would look fab on my front porch. I never could figure out how to add corded trim to pillows. Have to go watch your video.
I’d be more than willing to do a trade with you!!!!
That would be awesome!
Let’s do it. Just let me know the size and the colors of the pillows you’d like. That would be a fun project.
I agree! And I can send you several framed prints of your choice or paint you your favorite flowers. This will be fun!
Sounds great to me. Let me know when you decide on colors or if you have some fabric in mind.
I just bought some cute hot pink and white pillows this week at Tuesday morning. How about a couple of lumbar pillows to go along with them? I’ll snap some picks tomorrow and email them to you. I’m so excited!
Me too! Let me know how big you’d like them to be. This will be a fun project.
I’ll order the pillow forms from Pottery barn, so all you’ll need to send is the pillow covers, OK? That will make shipping easier for you.
Ok, works for me!
Great! I can imagine that you are going through decor and layout right now! Best wishes on your new adventure and space!! 😁
Oh yes, it’s all I can think about!! It’s a pretty funky space, but that makes it all the more interesting right!!!???!!
Yes, indeed! 🙂
And thanks so much for being excited with me!
OMG OMG OMG! *jumps up and down* How exciting is this???? I can’t wait for the book! and now a studio! I wish I could visit it!!!! ❤ Congratulations on everything! I am genuinely happy for you!
I wish you could come visit, too. I have visions of it evolving into a studio that would have classes too someday.
Oh gosh! I don’t think I can take much more lol! Wishing you all the luck and good things!
Squeal!! I’m so excited for you! I recently took over one of the bedrooms in our house and turned it into my sewing studio. It’s small (10×10), but I love it! Its so nice to have a designated space. I had my eye on the bigger bedroom with bay window and walk-in closet, but the kids won out…darn! I guess they’re more important than my hobby! 🙂 I’ll be posting a “tour” of the studio soon. I can’t wait to see what you’ll do with yours! What a great way to begin your summer!! (I can see now why a trip to IKEA may be in your future.)
Thank you so much for squealing and jumping up and down with me, Susan! Sounds like you’ve been having fun getting your own studio together, too. I can’t wait to see it. And YES, this is exactly why I need to go to IKEA! I will let you know when I’ll be coming and maybe it’ll work out and we could have lunch together. One more day at school and then it’s SUMMER!!!!!! YAY!
How cool! That IS a cute window. I wish I was close enough to visit your studio. I’ll be with you in spirit.
I wish you were closer, too. It would be so fun to meet in person some day. I think it’s going to be a fun space for sewing and crafting get togethers, too. Thanks for being excited with me!
I’m very excited, Beth. I live in Portland also- and what a terrific creative place to be. Can’t wait to hear more about your studio.
Thank you so much for being excited with me. I can’t wait to move in and get started!!!
Congratulations Beth! How nice you are sharing your dream with all us dreamers!!! I wish you years of JOY and SUCCESS!!!
Awwwwwwww! Thanks so much for your happy wishes, Elizabeth. They really mean a lot to me.
You are living the dream that you worked so hard for! I cannot wait to see how you decorate your studio. I have to come to Union, It’s not all that far from Eugene!
That would be fun, Jerri! Maybe you can come on over for the Book Launch Party! It would be fun to meet you in person. It’s about a four hour drive for us to get to Portland from here.
Congratulations, Beth! Such exciting news! You are so talented, can’t wait to see all the fun things you do with/in your studio and looking forward to your book! 🙂
Thank you so much, Amy! I’m so lucky to have such nice blogging friends like you!
That’s such wonderful news!! I just know you’re going to love your new space! Couldn’t happen to a nicer gal! Enjoy!!!
Congratulations I am so happy for you and of course I am looking forward to all the fun things you teach us, i am sew excited
Thanks so much for being excited with me, Esther. It’s sew much more fun to share it with nice people like you!
You are such a sweetie, Anny! Thanks!
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Hugs and smooches!
I’ve been following along with your news, so exciting! I live the brick and arched window. Cant wait to see more! Do you have a you tube channel?
Thanks, Jilly! I have a very inactive you tube channel, that might get revived sometime. The sewing classes are actually going to be filmed for BurdaStyle. I just haven’t publicly announced that yet. Have a wonderful Sunday!
That is exciting!
Thank you Jessie!
Excited… jealous… same thing, right? Congrats!
Thanks! I wish you lived closer Carissa, then we could share the studio!
Looks like a dream come true. Congrats!!
Thank you, Cathy!
Awesome. Congrats on the new adventure.
Thank you so much! I’m pretty excited about the whole thing!
OMG Beth! SOOOO excited and happy for you. Jealous too!
Thanks, Mary! It was a huge step and I thought about it for a long time. But once I made the decision, I just knew it was right and a step I needed to take. Wish you lived closer so we could share. 🙂
Fantastic! So exciting!
Thank you Joselyn! I can’t wait to move in and get started!
Congrats! How very exciting. I am looking forward to all your new posts.
Thank you so much!
Thanks so much! The fun begins…….
I’m so pleased for you and your newest adventure. Since I stumbled onto your creativity on Pinterest…I’ve become the Renegade Seamstress stalker…err..that sounds scary…how about Renegade Seamstress Sewer :). Now it’s exciting when your email shows up in my mailbox because I know something fun and innovative waits. So, “Yes”…good for you!
Thank you so much for all of your encouragement, Tempe! It makes me happy that you enjoy what I do and more importantly, that it is helpful to you. People like you make my work so much more fun! Have a great weekend!
I am SO EXCITED for you! What a Wonderful feeling that must be! I can’t wait to see many pictures. When you mentioned Yakima, I got a little excited. If you ever make your way to WA, please please please let us know so we can meet you! We’d be all the luckier to do so. Have a great day with your Kindergarteners and your sewing machine. 🙂
Thank you, Michelle! I will definitely let you know if I make it over there. It would be fun to meet you in person some day.
Congratulations – it looks gorgeous. Can’t wait to see the inside along with all the magic that will appen there.
Thank you! There is lots of work to do on the inside and I can’t wait to get started.
Beth – how exciting. I am so happy for you and can’t wait to see what you produce in all that great space! I am currently trying hard to make better use of the space I have – it’s currently a creative mess!!
Thanks, Debby! I hear ya on the creative mess thing!! My sewing adventures have taken over my little house and I think the studio will not only make me happy but my family can have their space back, too. 🙂 Have a great weekend!
Congratulations, that must be very exciting 😀
Thank you Jeni!
Your kindness to others is bringing you good fortune! Thank you for sharing all that you do!
Awwwwww…..such a nice thing to say! Thanks!
So exciting to have a dedicated space for the pursuit of your talents! Congratulations on the big step!
Thank you, Jo! I’m really looking forward to moving in and my family is looking forward to getting their house back!
This is a dream!! So excited for you. Congratulations!
Thanks so much, Trish! Now that I’m back from Minnesota, I can start work on the studio. It’s going to keep me very busy, but I’m looking forward to having lots of space to work (not to mention having my thrift store stash a bit more accessible, it was getting a little out of hand. 🙂 ) Hope you’re having a wonderful summer!