Saturday, April 07, 2007

I'm Back in Business





I was finally able to paint the repaired wall in my studio this morning. That took all of 30 minutes. Then 30 minutes of drying time and I was ready to move back in. Two hours later I was back in business!

Here's a mini tour of sewing studio. First up is the closet. In here I have a plastic cart filled with my FQs. About 8 bins with various projects in them. Packages of batting, Tasha's work basket and my pieces of fabric greater than one yard on the hangers. The top shelf of closet holds two picnic baskets of other miscellaneous projects and my Christmas fabrics.

Next up is the new cubicle stand I bought last week. The wall to the right of the stand is the one that had the water damage and has to be repaired. In the baskets are the fabrics for the projects I'm currently working on. The wood boxes on the 3rd shelf hold my thread. The cases on the bottom shelf are binders I bought from Unikeep. They are sturdy plastic binders that are flat like boxes. I bought a 20 piece sampler of the binders for $50 and I still haven't filled all of them. So far all of my lessons from my Quilt University classes and internet patterns I have printed are in the binders on the left side.

My cutting table and scrap cart fill up the rest of the wall. For now I have a bookcase under the table holding some books, but I'm not happy with that bookcase. Someday I will find a better bookcase for all my books.

My sewing table sits between the two windows. Right now it's covered with the gifties I'm making for my retreat in 3 weeks. The table runner is made from an Ohio Star block swap I was in two years ago. The wood cabinet is from Ikea and holds the notions I need when sitting at the table: machine needles, marking pencils, snips, basting pins, rotary blades, you get the idea.

If you celebrate Easter tomorrow, have a blessed day. If you celebrate Passover, I hope you are having a blessed holiday too.

16 comments:

Carolyn said...

Your sewing room looks great...isn't it great to be organized and ready to go! Happy Easter!

Leah S said...

Yay for sewing room! I know it's great to have things back to normal. :)

Doodlebug Gail said...

Happy Easter to you too! What a great sewing room .... and now for some sewing and YOU time. A suggestion for a bookcase ..... the shelving you got from IKEA is what I have for bookcases in my childrens' rooms. If you have the space another one standing next to the one you already have would work well. Happy sewing and I'm so happy that you're finally back in your own little space.

deputyswife said...

Could you please catch the next plane to Iowa and make my sewing room look that nice?

Libby said...

I bet you are so happy to be back in your room and be done with the mess and clutter.
Happy Easter!

Kathy Wagner said...

Lucky you! Looks like a great space to create in...enjoy!

Karen said...

Oo, an Ohio Star swap sounds like a great idea. Love the pictures of your sewing room and I'm so glad that it is back together once again.

Wendy said...

Thanks for the tour, your room looks very nice and organized.

Carole said...

Wooooo hooooo! Congrads on finally getting your sewing space back! Thanks for the peak at your sewing room! Keep well and happy quilting!

Quilting Journey said...

I just love seeing where others sew. Now, I can picture you sitting there...hard at work! Thanks for the perfect comment on my last post. The best part of blogging is definitely the making of new friends...and you are a wonderful addition!

Pilar said...

It is pleasant to have it everything ordered and in its site to be able to find immediately what you need. I like since you have distributed it

Shelina said...

I hope you had a good holiday.
I really like the fabric you have on your banner. Very pretty.
Your sewing room looks wonderful - I especially like the scrap cart. I am glad you were able to get things back to normal again so you can properly sew.

swooze said...

Looks great! Glad you have your room back together again!

Greenmare said...

it's great! maybe you should have a sewing room warming party!
Happy Sewing!!!!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Looks all neat and tidy! Great job in getting it organized again - looks very efficient.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Jeanne said...

How nice to see an organized sewing room. I really need to get going on my area.