I put myself on a diet. It happened in about April. It wasn’t a regular diet, it was a “fabric diet”. I told myself that if I didn’t buy any fabric, I’d have money for other things at the quilt shop….so I decided to “go on a fabric diet” (that doesn’t include thrifted fabric though) I would just cut back on spending on fabric with the goal of spending now, except for thrifted fabric.
I decided if I was good and didn’t buy fabric, I could get the Slim Line Lamp. So when I went on the quilting retreat, I bought….The Slim Line lamp . Here’s Carver and me showing it off. Being I didn’t spend the money on fabric, the light was easily affordable. I used to always buy some fabric when I went to a quilt shop.
I bought a floor lamp version. I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE it.
When I was there I bought the large sized pressing mat-then Kelli and I each got the medium sized mat from our joint account. Again, if I wasn’t buying fabric or kits from the fabric store, this was affordable.
Well I loved my lamp…I loved my mat. I have never been happier “on a diet”. In fact, it’s my best diet ever!!
Well with the purchase of the two old Singers, (one I told you about in the morning blog post and the other here) I had to do some rearranging in the quilting room. I wanted the machines to be out and to use them. Previously I sewed on a table and only had portable machines. It was something like this…
Well in my room change and purge that I started last spring (and never finished) things have been gradually changing (more than they were before)….and now they have changed even more.
Over the weekend I pulled out the rug (sold it on the garage sale). I’ve been going rug-less more and more in my house. I grouped the machines together in the middle. See?
From there, Miss 99K got the Slim Line Floor Lamp…..
Then I went to LouAnn’s again and bought the Slim Line Table Top Lamp.
That lamp can hop from machine to machine more easily than the floor lamp so the table top lamp will hop between the Pfaff and Julie my 15-91.
While I was at Lou Ann’s in Oelwein, I ended up trading in my smaller wool pressing mat and getting the larger one. Most of the ironing I do in this room is on blocks or pieces. So…I’m not keeping an ironing board up all the time. The mat will work here and if not here, I’ll pop it over to the cutting table and use it there. The mats are easy to move from place to place.
So far, I love this set up and it works with my space. If I want to watch television when I sew, I’ll sit at the Pfaff or Julie the 15-91. If it’s an audio book day, I’ll sew at Miss 99K.
I had trouble with my old ironing board. It was stuck open and wouldn’t collapse. I ended up throwing it out and found this one for free on a garage sale. This one is vintage….has nice black metal legs. PERFECT!
So now the main part of the room is set up. Now, I’m moving on the rest of room.
First up I am going to get felt circles put on the bottom of the chairs so the floor doesn’t scuff. After that, I’m going to find the 1/4″ seam allowance on the two vintage Singers. The rest can wait a day or two…after all, it’s waited for almost 4 months already. It was in April when I first started the purge and the new shelving in the closet. Good thing I’m a patient girl.
Watch for more sewing room updates. I really want this room together before Hubby is in the field with harvest…that’s when I do a lot of sewing!!