Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Sewing Room....After!!

Well, I am finally done! I have dusted, vacuumed, sorted, sorted, Sorted! and thrown out a lot over the past week or so and here is the fruit of my labor. What do you think? This first picture is a view from the door. The ironing board on the closet dor is great for most of my ironing. I get out the big board for larger projects. Under the window is a counter my husband attached to the wall;that is my "desk" and is great for my laptop.





These pictures my cutting area and sewing table. I have a small shelf against the wall. I labeled and sorted into baskets notions such as elastic, ribbons, buttons, etc. I tend to move the sewing table to suit my mood but the way it is now is good for general sewing and machine quilting.



























These are pictures of the closet. My husband had originally installed the shelves for fabric which I had put in baskets (to sort fabric by color). While it was great to throw the fabric in the baskets, I soon ran out of room and had to stack baskets and things got messy quickly. After a while the fabric was just getting thrown into the first basket I saw. Now I have my books on one shelf and WIPs and fabric kits on the other shelves. Right now the books are in ABC order but I am not going to make myself crazy if a book is not put back in the exact same place.















This is a big part of my fabric collection. It does not look like a whole lot but I folded well over 300 pieces of fabric, each a minimum of 1/4 of a yard. So I figure I must have at least 100 yards of fabric-just on these shelves!

While the folding took a long time, I am going to work very hard to keep my fabric organized this way. There are many advantages: first, it takes up much less room than my fabric baskets did. I can kind of tell by feel approximately how much I have. When I pull out fabrics to audition them, the amount showing gives me a good previw of how it will all look together, w/out having to fold and unfold. And, I feel like I am shopping when I look at my fabric!





























Do you like my curtains? I made them a few years ago with my Viking D1. The border looks like a shelf full of flowers. My husband and my oldest daughter, Adrienne, helped me so much when I first decorated and moved into the room in 2005.

Finally, this is the area on and above my cutting table. I just wanted you to see the organizer on my cutting board-it is the silverware basket from my old dishwasher! Also, this is my collection of jelly rolls and charm squares. (I need to find a permanent spot for them)

11 comments:

Katie said...

Hi Mom, The room looks really nice. I think the pictures don't give it's true justice, but it really came out nice. I would like to see you update pics 6 months from now to see if it truly is as functional as you hope it is. Love You, Katie.

beauty said...

WOWO! That looks great Mom! I can see you busted your behind on that one!!! Now what are you going to sew???

Khris said...

What a wonderful room to sew and create in....hugs Khris in Oz

Randi said...

I love your sewing room! Your have a wonderful stash of fabrics!

sahm3k said...

Hey its Shawn...I finally got on !!! Very nice!! Its giving me ideas for when we redo our basement....

Jackie said...

Your sewing room is fantasitc! I love how you have your fabric organized! You have some great fabric! I can't wait until I have a room to take over...but I need a kid to move out first!

Roberta said...

Fantastic Sewing Room!!!! I am new to blogging and new to Baldwinsville. I really enjoyed all of your photos and postings, but I especially enjoyed the sewing room entry. I am in the process of setting up my sewing room. I am almost finished and I can't wait to dig in and start sewing/quilting again. Are you a member of the local quilt guild? If so, I hope to meet you at the meeting tonight.

In stitches,
Roberta

Roberta said...
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Roberta said...

Diane, You emailed me this morning but I accidentally erased it! I am careless sometimes. There is so much I want to talk with you about - your NYC trip, B-ville, quilt clubs, etc. Please email me again.

In stitches,
Roberta

Nicole said...

What a great room to work in!

Roberta said...

Your sewing room is absolutely wonderful! What a wonderful place to spend your day. Thanks for sharing the photos!