I usurped another room in our house for my sewing kingdom.
Since we are empty nesters and have a much-too-big house for just the two of us, I guess it's only fitting that I do my best to utilize it until the day we can sell it and move into something more reasonably sized.
Daughter #1 moved out in June and her room has been gathering dust ever since.
I guess what prompted the desire to expand more so than just an empty room was that with my prior sewing machine arrangement, I had to get up and squeeze into my other sewing table.
Side note...I truly feel for those who don't have a sewing room at all and have to lug their machine out of the closet and use the dining room table - my heart goes out to you! If my livelihood wasn't dependent on my sewing right now then I probably wouldn't have such a large sewing dominion. :)
Anyway, we decided to move my cutting table into the empty room and turn that room into a cutting area and the place to tie quillows.
I pulled my craft show table from the garage, cleaned it up and am using it for a table in my main sewing room.
We visited some Goodwill stores in the area last weekend and scored a nice bookcase for $10 that needed a little 'love', which my husband did quite well - he nailed it up, cleaned it up and delivered it so quickly it made my head spin!
So, I spent most of Monday afternoon, folding some pretty fabrics and stacking them neatly in my new storage.
I also found another cute little curio case my husband made for one of the kids that they left in the garage - cleaned it up and stacked some fabrics in it, too.
I rearranged my sewing tables so that I can move from one machine to the other quickly and easily. This means I'll use my Brother more often because it is easier to get to.
All in all, it's a nice arrangement and I'm happy with it.
Remember this puzzle...?
...and the tutorial for turning it into a wall decoration? (you can see it in my room in the above pictures)
Well, I'm just about finished with the next one and hope to turn it into a wall decoration soon. I set it up back in May when my Mom was here for Mother's Day because she said she'd been wanting to do a puzzle. She worked quite a bit of it and then left, so it sat for several months in the living room as I was busy helping build a house and such....too tired at night to mess with it.
I also found another on clearance at Connecting Threads and look forward to working on it next.
Well, now that I've given you a tour of my sewing kingdom, I must be getting to the Saturday chores - laundry and a bit of house cleaning (emphasis on a bit) and hopefully I can find time to sew today - I've got a wonderful stack of sewing movies just waiting for me!
Perhaps a banana cream pie is in the works, too! Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!
P.S. Thanks to all for the well-wishes and suggestions about my achy feet - I really appreciate the comments and tips you gave! I could only stand wearing my shoes in the house for one day, so I'm still working on a remedy!