Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Skirt Work

Best. Birthday. Gift. Ever.


Over the weekend Saint Tim cleaned out the first bent of the barn (also known as and easily recognized as "the trash area").  He moved my wool shelves down from the middle of the barn (aka "the dungeon"), added a set of shelves to the side, leveled the floor, put down rubber mats, installed two shop lights and moved my skirting table in from the previous locations of the barn aisle, driveway, utility trailer, wool house yard...


And now I have a permanent skirting area, out of the way, with plenty of light, no wind or rain, cushy rubber mats, supplies always at hand and everything easily accessed and not "out of sight, out of mind".


Monday and Tuesday Miss B and Miss L came over and helped design and build a set of shelves (that are way bigger than they look in these pictures) to hold all the freshly shorn fleeces next spring.  


I'll be able to pull out a fleece, toss it on the table, skirt it, discard the trash, roll it up, grab a bag and label from the shelf and move it to the back wall.


Yes, I realize I have a lot of work to do before next spring ;-).


The barn swallow nest remains (along with Tim's best magnet tool that they used to incorporate into their home construction ;-) and as long as I get the top shelf of fleeces skirted pretty quickly (which I'll now be able to!), they'll still have a clear flight path in and out.


I just love this.


I really love this :-).


28 comments:

Linda said...

Saint Tim is right! WOW! That is awesome! Happy birthday!!

Lisa W said...

It looks just fantastic. Super extra kudos to St. Tim! And I loved it that Weasles is sitting right there in your 'NOT out of sight, out of mind' photo.

Mary Ann said...

Happy Birthday, and there is nothing more satisfying than a practical birthday present that makes you happy!

Alice said...

Wow!!! What a wonderful thoughtful project!!! You are again blessed!!

Lori Skoog said...

Saint Tim is one smart cookie and he must know you very well to come up with the best birthday present ever. The wool studio..... Gorgeous.

Marcy Doane said...

Wow, way better than a gift certificate! Enjoy and happy birthday!

LannieK said...

SO Very Cool! St Tim knows you accomplish more with the correct tool(s) ~ Now you'll be smiling busy! Happy, Happy!

Susan said...

SAINT!! That hardly covers it!! Just fabulous.........no excuses now haha

sheepmom said...

What a SAINT! It is always so motivating when all is cleaned up.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful birthday gift - practical and beautiful. I'm thinking that you are so impressed with it, that you keep going to look at it even when you're supposed to be doing something else. Kind of like when you get the fridge cleaned out from top to bottom, shelves washed, everything tidy - you just can't help opening the door every few minutes to see how beautiful it is.

Great job St Tim - you really know how to make a birthday memorable!
Chris S in Canada

Lady Locust said...

That is just one of the most beautiful sights. Maybe I'm a little wacko, but it looks so peaceful and conducive to working with raw material. Wool being a quiet raw material (as opposed to say metal) is just perfect. You are definitely giving your walls something to say in future generations whether they will talk or not is another story. Happy Birthday.

Shirley said...

That's awesome! I remember getting a 60 ft. round pen for an anniversary gift. Some husbands just get it right. :0) Happy birthday!

Annette Mickelson said...

What an awesome wonderful perfect birthday gift! Good job Tim!

RMK said...

Very NICE!

MarmePurl said...

I love it too.
Saint Tim is aptly named.
Looks like a nice spot for more workshops...just saying.
And a very happy birthday to you.

Cheryl West said...

Well, Happy Birthday and BRAVO to Saint Tim. What a perfect gift for you. Having a room so well organized will make the job so much easier. A good audio book and you are ready to go.

sophy0075 said...

Oh My Gosh. That is a Work of Art. Does Saint Tim hire out? He has put all other husbands to shame. HGTV should feature your skirting room in an episode. Chip and Joanna will be coming to KY to oooh and ahhh.

I need orange said...

Perfect. :-) Just the sort of gift I like best. :-)

Shelley said...

Happy Birthday Sara! What a labor of love.

Tyche's Minder said...

Wow. That is awesome. Lucky birthday girl you!

Elaine Lim said...

What a fantastic work space. I especially love your swing!! St. Tim is just that. Happy Birthday.

MeridianJacobs said...

Fantastic!

The Dancing Donkey said...

Happy birthday! There is nothing like having a your own, dedicated space.

Terry and Linda said...

I don't blame you! It looks very warm and inviting and great to work in!
Happy Birthday!

Linda

T.L. Merrybard said...

A gorgeous space, made even more gorgeous by being sandwiched between your sheepies and a view of the outdoors. :)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Happy Birthday! What an awesome gift! I can tell you are thrilled! :)

Fiona said...

Simply fabulous! Are not old and restored tobacco barns the best thing ever....well next to St Tim and Sir Ralph :)

Quinn said...

What an absolutely fantastic birthday present! A well-designed workspace can make a dull task pleasant and a pleasant task downright joyous!

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