I’ve talked about wanting to move to a larger space in my house for a few months now. Since I’m mostly recovered from my respiratory illness I thought I’d try to tackle a good portion of the move today. I got way more done than I anticipated! I’d say I’m about 75% finished with the move.
My sewing room was a 10×10 foot room with a small closet. I’m taking over my formal dining room and front “parlor” room which is an L-shaped space in the entryway of my home. I’ve got three large windows that face north and east so I get some really great light. There are also some nice shutters built in so I can close them to minimize sun damage to my thread and fabrics when I’m not sewing.
I still can’t believe how much stuff I had crammed into that room. I also had some stuff strewn around the rest of the house so I’m trying to keep it all in one area now. I got the furniture moved and mostly put into place I think. I’ll be rearranging for a few weeks so we’ll see how things shake out.
My sewing table sits in front of one of the windows. I can open the quilting leaf and just scoot the chair out of the way if I need to. Not sure how often I’ll have it open.
I’ve got two tables near me for hooping projects and cutting small fabrics. I also hung up two ribbon organizers (one holds my stabilizer) and two thread racks. One rack is next to “Betty” my Singer 201-2 (she’s put away in her cabinet).
I took the big TV from Ringo since he wasn’t using it. He bought it for his retro gaming area but it hasn’t gotten much use of late. It’ll be a few months before I get it hooked up to cable but until then I’ve got my Roku and DVD player. That takes are of a lot of stuff I want to watch and it’ll stream Pandora nicely for me when I just want to jam out to music. I love my chair! It’s so comfy and will be perfect when I’m hand sewing binding onto a quilt.
My new cutting area is going to be fabulous! I have some other stuff I want to do in here but until then it’s quite usable. I want to get a few sterilite drawer systems to go underneath the cutting table, wrap some fabric around it to hide them and get rid of some of the other rolling carts that I have to minimize clutter. My Accuquilt Go! cart is here to stay though. It rolls on wheels and I keep most of my dies and cutting mats on the shelves. I can roll it anywhere and cut fabric at will.
Things I still need to do:
Hang design wall
Move white bookcase
Figure out lighting for night sewing
I’m excited about my new space! Exhausted though. Long day of moving and organizing stuff. I’ll take high quality pix when I get the move completed.