It’s almost finshed. We’ve replaced all the flooring, all the windows, the countertop and appliances in the kitchen and all the hardware, painted everything and the curtains are finished!!!
Oh there’s always more to do and then there’s the ordinary upkeep like mowing the lawn and putting in fall flowers. Here’s the 60 year old building that has been a school for one quarter of a centuary:
Some furniture and equipment have been moved in.
Here’s the nap area with the curtains freed for sleepytime:
This is the backyard playground
This is the entry foyer
And the rod holder doing it’s part
The kitchen gets a funky balloon treament. Most likely the teacher will want to have a clear view of the action in the playyard
The narrow bathroom outfitted with stalls and the tiniest urinal I’ve ever seen is in the first stall but since I was showing you the school and the curtains I didn’t shoot the stall interiors 🙂
The portable sewing room.
I developed an assembly line type of production. First I ripped all the edges to be x number of inches from the floor adjusting to make sure the fabric would cover the window moulding since that varied and would be somewhat the same length as its neighboring curtain. Where the doubled panel were used I ripped the outside panel to be approximately one half inch shorter than the inside panel.
I dragged the ironing boards (I brought two so that one could hold the rods while I pressed in the hems) and machine table into an area. I removed three or four curtains still on the rods and serged the ripped edges all in one operation, then measured a three inch hem and pressed all of the panels. The I flipped the table around and straight stitched all of the panels that were ready for hemming.
Done in 5 hours.
Now I have to make privacy curtains to cover the bathroom stalls. I am going to use a heavier (think lightweight jeans jacket) denim with tab tops. But I’ll do those at The Stitchery since I don’t have to worry about the visual effect so much.
And here’s some of the materials that will be in the classrooms:
Tennessee’s three cultural areas and the Australia/New Zealand map
and a box of shading tablets on a hardrock maple shelf.
Isn’t it all just so beautiful?