Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sewing Room makeover

As I mentioned last weekend, I was in the midst of a sewing room makeover. I have moved from the smaller bedroom to the larger one and everything is now pretty much in place. My DH repainted the room and reconfigured the closet. The carpet was cleaned and everything was moved in.


I was hoping to do this makeover in two steps. First, the actual furniture and whatnot one weekend and then the fabric stash and other things from the closet on another weekend. However, while I was out to the grocery store, my DH did me a "favor" and pulled everything out of the closet. Needless to say, he did it in quite a different way than I would have! But it forced me to go through and weed out a tiny bit as well as reorganize everything.


Here's the pictures of my old empty closet and pictures of me and a portion of my stash:






And here are the after pictures of my new and improved sewing room. This is my cutting corner with design wall and bookcase.

Here is my quilting table, sewing machine table which has an extension on the back for machine quilting and my tv. I'm hoping to get rid of my old tv and stand and put a flat screen mounted onto the wall in the next couple of weeks. That will free up some more space. All of those storage bins under the frame are my stash management bins ala Bonnie of Quiltville fame, and a portion of my fat quarters in photo boxes by color.
Here is one side of the closet. I added a set of cubbies for my yarn stash.

And this is the other side. It has sliding doors on it which I have thought about using as a design wall but I'm still pondering that. The stuff on the right is one of those hanging shoe holders. I am using it to hold glue, glue guns, starch, 505 spray, and other stuff.


I have to say it is all a girl could ask for. I'm truly blessed to have the space and an understanding DH that encourages me to do what I love. It was quite a project but well worth the work.

The guest room is still a disaster but the closet has been painted and reconfigured and my DH will be painting that room this weekend so I can get it back together before my mom comes through on her way back from Florida in April.

In other quilting news, I am now working on Bridie's fairy quilt. The blocks are almost all together. Here's a sneak peek at one of the blocks. I hope to have the top finished by the weekend. Her birthday is March 26th. Hopefully, I can get it done and mailed to her on time.

I have decided to go to the MQX show in Manchester, NH in April. My friend who owned the LQS is going with me. Anyone out in blogland planning to attend???? I would love to meet up with a fellow blogger !

Oh, and lastly, I am now able to reduce my pigs by one with no work on my part at all! How did I do it?? Well, it was thanks to Debra . I sent her two or three quilt tops for her homeless teen project and she has transformed the yellow and blue quilt top. Take a look here! Thanks to Debra my poke is roomier and a quilt will be finding a new home.

12 comments:

Kay said...

Congratulations on that! It looks great, and must be a good feeling too.

Screen Door said...

Love your shelving--- Atta girl!!!

Laura said...

Your new room looks great! Lucky you having all that space. Enjoy!

The Calico Cat said...

WOW.... Sigh.
How do you like the grace frame? My GF has one that she has "never" used.
(She did two rows of "quilting" on a generous twin.)

It is now an eye sore in her living room...

Vicki W said...

What a great sewing room! You are going to have a blast at MQX. I am bummed that I will not be there this year.

YankeeQuilter said...

Wow...that room looks great. someday I will get up the nerve to post photos of my sewing room but ahhhh not today!

Debra said...

Very nice organized space! So now all you have to do is get in there and make stuff!

laura west kong said...

What an inspiring studio! =(^_^)=

Libby said...

Looks like you are going to be downright happy in there . . . can't wait to see what you create in your new space *s*

paula, the quilter said...

What a wonderful new space. I'm glad to see the yarn has it's own place too.

julieQ said...

What a nice new place to create! Very nice, I am glad for you to have it all arranged so nicely.

Karen said...

I enjoyed having a peek into your sewing room!