Friday, January 20, 2012

would you like a sneak peak...

Into my sewing room?  We have been here since the end of October and I still don't have everything the way I want it...although I can sew.. and am trying to make an effort to clean up between projects..

Just as you come into the room is my wall o'stash..  I don't have a huge stash.  I used to buy whenever I saw something I liked...When we moved here I gave a big box away to some great friends...  It was nice fabric, but my tastes have changed and it wasn't being used.  I know it went to good homes..
I now buy fabric for a specific project or I will buy yardage on sale...



Look to the right and you will see my ironing station.  Hubby built  the big ironing table and those wire basket shelves are just sitting in there..  I really need to recover it...Tomorrow I am off to the big city for a doctor's appt and will stop by Joannes..I have a coupon...  And over there to the right of the photo is my wall of embroidery including a counted cross stitch of a quilting bee that my daughter made for me about 7-8 years ago.  And underneath is my book shelf.



This is my new wall O'Quilts.  Can you see where my taste changed? LOL  I started out my quilting career with Pat Sloan and even went on a McCalls quilting cruise where she taught one of the classes... I still love her patterns, I just use modern fabric now!  The antique table was in our breakfast room in the other house and I refuse to part with it.  This is where my friends will sit and sew with me...as soon as we get Rich out of the house (he has been home far too long!) ...I have two oak chairs that are supposed to be glued up by now!   And I guess I need to get all those quilts off the table.  All those are tops waiting to be quilted!  YIKES!




This is the main sewing area.   I have so much more space to spread out!  And I love my two banquet tables... My sewing machine sits in a SEWEZI table. I love it...


This is the cutting area..  Another banquet table up on bed risers.  I am tall (used to be 5'9", probably now I am around 5'8") and I get such a back ache when I cut at a normal height table... Underneath the table is a set of drawers that right now is mostly empty... And the shelf above holds a lot of collectibles...and really just stop looking at all the crap on the floor on the left there...  I DO clean up between projects, BUT I clean up right before I start a new project...NOT after I am finished with one.



So other than the design wall which is the remaining wall that's my sewing room... It's big...23'x17' but remember...I have been married 40 years..I started by sewing with a featherweight (didn't  know they would someday be collectible or I would have kept it!) on the kitchen table of a one bedroom apartment.. I have sewn in apartments and houses, bedrooms and basements, kitchen tables and tables in the corner of our bedroom...

And today I did sew...



I finished the sleeping bag for the second granddaughter... Princess...what else?  I also cut out a pair of panties for the doll but didn't have any lace for the legs so those are on hold until tomorrow...

I REALLY think this word thing might be working!!



Nancy

11 comments:

Diane said...

I love it. And it looks like you can get some good lighting in there.

Lindabee said...

Love the new room. My favorite item is the dry erase board with your word of the year. It puts your projects out where you won't forget them. May need to get one of those. Thanks for sharing.

Marsha said...

I am green with envy!! LOL
It really does look like a great space to enjoy! Thanks for sharing!

Kelly Smith said...

Wow! What a wonderful space! Someday... when we have a better laid out home, I will grab a room to myself for my crafting! I love the focus board and need to add my Redbird Bee block to it too. Thankfully my pillowcases are done and can be removed from my board.

Splendorfalls said...

Woman you are on FIRE! Go Nancy!

I loved seeing your sewing space; thank you for sharing. I sew in our dining room right now. Someday when I'm sick of everyone I'll move to my own room. He he!

Pat said...

I love your new sewing space! Mine is about half that size and has a bed and two dressers in it as well as a corner shelf unit and my sewing machine cabinet. I then cram an ironing board into there...and the result is about a 2 x 4 foot free space in which to walk. (Cutting is done in another room and my stash is in another room, also.) So...your space looks like a dream to me! ENJOY!!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what a great room!! Its so spacious. Thanks for sharing. It really does give great inspiration.

vegbee said...

Nancy!
If this is really you and not some other person who happens to have the same name, I would really like to give you a pdf pattern due to your prompt and astute response to my question, a phrase which here means, you guessed right and we love us some Lemony Snicket too. Email me with your pattern choice from sweetshop.etsy.com at vegbee@littleprintdesigns.com and I will send it to you asap.

Tangos Treasures said...

WOW it's looking great!!!

heartsease54 said...

What a great sewing studio! Mine is pretty small in comparison, but if I had more room, I'd just have more stuff & I figure I've got pretty much enough. Thanks for the look see.

Cindy said...

Wow! Nancy! It looks so wonderful! There's nothing like some great space and having all your stuff organized to get you sewing. Isn't it interesting how our tastes have changed? Now you need to fill that stash with all the wonderful modern fabrics!!