So I had a “turn lemons into lemonade” day on Monday. The previous week it all started with one of the little ones having a temperature. From there is turned into a high temperature and from there it turned into Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease. Well it spread. By Sunday we had two of my families with it and the third and fourth families are out on maternity leave so that left me with an unexpected day off. I was sad the kiddos were sick but elated for a chance to get the sewing room together.
I started at 8:00 am and worked until 11:30. Then I went to the chiropractor and did some errands. I was back to cleaning and organizing by 2:30 pm. I had called Kalissa to see if she would help me get the television set up. Over the summer we thought we had been hit by lightening and we thought the television in the kitchen had died because of it. I went to town and bought a new kitchen television. We set in up and it wouldn’t work. After playing around with the cord we realized it was the power strip that had fried, not the television. The new television was now in place and working and the old one was on the counter. Hubby ended up plugging in the old one and it worked. Then we debated. Take the new one back? What a pain to package it all when I’ve been wanting a television in the sewing room. I really don’t watch television but wanted it for the news and to watch Netflix from time to time…so the television went to the sewing room and there it sat.
Part of my mission with cleaning and organizing the sewing room was to get the television working…and we did.
So as you see the first movie I watched was Grease. It will always be in my top ten of favorite movies.
I snapped some pictures thinking you might want to see the cleaned up version.The pictures aren’t bright like it usually is. I took them at night and that doesn’t make good photos. For those wondering my room is 14 ‘ x 20’. My quilting machine in only a 10′ frame.
This is an antique clothes hanger. I bought it at an auction this summer. I meant to show it before and forgot. I love it. Hanging here are mine and Kelli’s quilts that need to be quilted. On the bottom is a shelf and I store a few of my finished quilts there.
You can see the door to the right. That’s a 6′ x 8′ walk in closet. I keep quilt battings and backings along with other miscellaneous things there….cross stitch stuff, embroidery, wool and the like.
Under my quilting frame I keep all of my totes for scrap users system. On the front side is one set for the darker Civil War type fabrics and one set is for bright fabrics. I had another set on the back side for recycled shirts.
We still don’t have the trim up in the sewing room. To be honest, I don’t care if it ever gets done. Hubby does though. Someday this door will go out to an upper deck. Not yet. We have yet to figure out how we want to design it and until that happens…no deck. We aren’t in a hurry at all.
My cupboards came from an auction. Hubby refinished them. They had to be cut down a bit to fit…I love them.
The bottom of the cabinet houses my UFOs. Yep…that many and I love that I have them.
Right now I have three machines set up to sew. There’s the Pfaff Grand quilter, my blue vintage Singer and my 301 Singer. One of my goals was to get the 301 set up..and it is!
This is my “hole” where I spend most of my piecing time. I love my Grand Quilter. It’s my favorite machine EVER! I have my Blue Skies project along with my leader and ender project which is the border for Fair and Square along the side table waiting for me to get some sewing time.
Over the weekend when I was thrifting I found the little wooden drawer cabinet. It came brand new in the box with assembly needed. Hubby put it together for me and now it’s all in place. I paid $20 for it. Hubby said it wasn’t fun to assemble.
This the south wall. I have things stored in the picnic baskets. One has novelty prints, one orphan blocks, one floral fabrics as one day I am making Floribunda quilt. My African Violets hang out there on my little metal shelf too. I’d like to find another metal shelf for the other window. I am a bit of a Violet lover.
The old ice box houses all of the solid fabric we have.
On the east wall in my treadle and cutting station.
I cleaned off the cutting station to find this! I told Kelli it was time for a new mat. Where the zero on the mat is, it’s cut all the way through.
Well that’s the tour. Everything is all clean and I’m free to sew. So what I am doing sitting here by the computer? I don’t know. I have things to sew and with that, I’m off. Boy, oh boy, does it ever feel good that it’s clean and organized. I should be in the clear for a couple months now…at least that’s my hope.