State of My Sewing Room – Before
Moving my tree into the house means rearranging the furniture a bit. In my case, that means moving one of my chairs to the sewing room. After that, things got a little messy.
I’m sharing my before picture. As you can see, there is no reason for anyone to feel bad about the state of their sewing room/area. Mine is a total mess.
When I attempted to move the chair into the room, I ran into a problem. I discovered the chair is too wide for the doorway. My brilliant cousin Kathy resolved that problem. She surmised that since it is a recliner, placing it on it’s side and extending it would stretch the chair to be long and thin. Yep, she’s brilliant. It worked like a charm.
As I decorated for Christmas, things kept getting moved around. And, the piles developed almost like magic in the room. They literally grew overnight. While I was sleeping no less. How does that happen?
Most of the piles are pillows and projects that need bindings. Oops, well, I guess my family now knows what they’re getting for Christmas this year. Anyway, there are a few other projects on the worktable and daybed, too.
So, now I’m straightening things up and getting ready to get quilting and sewing again. I’ll share the results tomorrow.
What is the state of your sewing room/space?
My sewing room is a mess also. The ironing board has a pile I have to move in order to press something. Trouble is, when I start to straighten the sewing room up, I find something else I want to work on and, of course, then I start on that. I now have three unfinished projects piled up. So, I better not straighten the room up for awhile. New Year’s resolution — finish the three projects. Then, straighten up the sewing room.
Ha! I do the same thing. Straighten out the room and find something I want to work on. There’s always something, right?
Sewing in my living room. Have the machine set up 5 feet from the tv. Husband hunts all the time and when he comes home, I can lower my light and he can see tv over it so I don’t have to move it. I ordered new living room furniture, so making two matching recliner quilts for us. I bought a fat quarter pack which could make three recliner size so of course, I am making all three at the same time, foolish me. Barn swallows is the name of the pattern. Putty, takes more time than I thought. I plan on having them pieced by Sunday December 6th. Then it all gets put away. The quilts get put on the longarm.
A bunch of my Christmas projects will go to Florida for completion.
My husband is making bowls with lids for gifts for the kids. They are beautiful, so I didn’t have to make them anything but a pillow each.
Less pressure for me.
Let the festivities begin.
You are lucky having help moving furniture.
Have safe travels to Florida. I keep thinking someday I’ll spend the cold weather further south. Missouri isn’t all that much better than Wisconsin. Enjoy your projects and your new furniture when it arrives! As you know, I made pillows this year, too. Happy Holidays!
Mine has a similar look right now. It was clean before I started my current quilt. Now, I have fabric bits and pieces everywhere.
I would feel better if there weren’t so many projects in the piles. I really do want to get where I work on one thing at a time. It’s probably hopeless since that has never been my personality in the past. Looking forward to seeing your latest!
It’s nice to see my room, Mary; Hehehe… My sewing room is in a messy state also. I’m in between projects, so I need to clean it up. I’d like to get some Ikea shelving.
Ah, glad you like it, even through it’s a mess. This isn’t the worst it’s ever been, but I have too many “in progress” projects. I need to whittle that pile down. I’ve always been happy with my IKEA furniture. I’ve purchased more since you were here. Made a big difference in “Helen’s” room. 😉