Thursday, July 19, 2012

{Post 1,014} The Unveiling

I know some of you could barely sleep night just wondering how my sewing room turned out.  


Susie got home late last night (just as I was about to keel over from fatigue), and we moved all the furniture around.  That girl is a mover and a shaker.  The problem with moving a lot of stuff in a small room is that you have to keep moving stuff to make way for moving stuff...especially if said stuff is large...very large...like a quilt frame large.


This afternoon my husband had other ideas about the room set-up, and that resulted in moving same said stuff around.  Fortunately, I had gone through the remnants and discarded some and boxed up a large amount for a local quilt guild and discarded some more.  I was very pleased with the turnout.


I am thinking I need a wall of small quilts like I've seen on some blogs.  I do have two puzzles framed on the walls that are quilt-related.  See if you notice them in the pictures.






There is so much I like about this set-up.  There are several boxes in the pictures that are going away.  The room didn't get in disarray in one day, and it won't be perfect in one day...if ever!!  I like having my sewing machine table sort of anchored against the wall.  I put the ironing board there to make in convenient.  See the jumper on my sewing machine table (last pic)?  I altered the jumper (had to take it in significantly (whoo-hoo) and take 6" off the hem.  Did that then started laying out a charm pack of 5" squares I came across (from only God knows where) on my design wall to use my Twister ruler on.  Got those all sewn together and sewn into a top for cutting in the AM.

Speaking of cutting, did you notice how neat and clean my cutting table is?  You can see it in pictures 1 and 3.  There is a stack of books we used for school on the left side of the table, awaiting a Chick-fil-A fry box to store them away until my grandchildren want to read them.

Sooooo happy with my new set-up.  Even test drove the DVD player (which is neatly tucked against the wall by the window until needed) by watching a few minutes of "Pride and Prejudice".  Mr. Darcy is still proud.  Or is he prejudiced?  Lovely set up, no matter!

~Joan :)




7 comments:

Me and My Stitches said...

Woo-hoo! It looks really great!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wow, great job! Would you mind coming over to work on mine next?

grannyanne said...

Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow! That is amazing. I really wish I had your space. Great job everyone!!!

Leeanne said...

looks like a good workable space....but we could always do with the room being a bit bigger! I agree, some quilts on the walls would make it more homely.

Natasha said...

Love your space! Very spacious! I am still just in the corner of my dining room but am grateful i am at least no longer at the dining room table. I have my own sewing table now!

Ruth said...

Looks great! Do you think it will stay that way very long? Julie in the Barn showed pictures of her sewing room not straightened up and it looks similar to mine or maybe a little better. She has lots of little quilts hanging and it does look nice. I noticed you have some blank wall space that you could hang some little quilts in. It looks like your sewing room doubles as a music room too. I think you may have mentioned taking some kids to piano lessons?

Ruth said...

Looks great! Do you think it will stay that way very long? Julie in the Barn showed pictures of her sewing room not straightened up and it looks similar to mine or maybe a little better. She has lots of little quilts hanging and it does look nice. I noticed you have some blank wall space that you could hang some little quilts in. It looks like your sewing room doubles as a music room too. I think you may have mentioned taking some kids to piano lessons?