If you currently run EQ7 for Windows, for $24.95 you can download the migration kit and be free of Windows forever!
The only remaining Windows software I run is Art n Stitch, and I think I can probably live without it. I sold my Bernina Embroidery software as I do so little embroidery anymore, I only need very basic tools. I’m using Embrilliance Essentials for Mac and for what I do, it works just fine.
Thank you Electric Quilt! The program looks and acts exactly the same on osX as it does on Windows.
I spent a good portion of yesterday pouring over house plans again. Jim is adamant that we build a single story (unless of course, something comes on the market soon and we buy instead) and I had a brilliant idea… scale down the square footage by about a 1000 square feet, and search for homes with an attached three car garage… and make it my studio!
I found several, and I’m still looking, but I keep coming back to this one.
If we decide on this floor plan, we’ll take the drawing to an architect to incorporate the features we’d want. To start with, I don’t want those crazy roof lines, just a basic farm style exterior with front and rear porches. No tray or stepped ceilings, I hate those! We want flat ten foot ceilings throughout.
Bedroom three would have all existing doors and windows removed, and a new door from the breakfast room leading into it. It would suffice as the pantry. I might consider leaving the windows in and putting black out shades on them, so it could be a bedroom again, I’ll have to think on that.
The garage doors of course would be removed, and windows added to both sides. But as far as the layout goes, it’s quite workable with very few changes (other than the exterior and roof lines).
It would take advantage of our gorgeous winter view nicely. I quite like the open Foyer/Gallery area. An a moire on the Gallery wall adjoining the kitchen would be nice for coats, and I believe there’s room for a bench to the left of the entrance, on the Study wall, to sit and put shoes on.
I’m NOT keen on the dining room window placement, it would have zero view and no cozy feeling whatsoever. A separate dining room is a non negotiable feature for me. I don’t have one now and I absolutely hate it. I can visualize two comfy chairs and a small round table in the breakfast nook off the kitchen, a great place to have coffee!