Monday, January 26, 2009

Man or Woman Cocoon?

You may remember last month when my DH set up the living room into a Man Town cocoon on a snowy Sunday afternoon. If not, let me remind you. The view from the front door:
View from the kitchen:
I mentioned yesterday I moved my sewing table downstairs so we would have plenty of space to sew and hang out. The table came down the stairs easy enough, but I can't put it away until DH comes home. So today I worked in my Woman Town. The space doesn't have anything my studio doesn't have - room for ironing board and plenty of working space. I was steps away from the basement door so I could pay attention to the laundry as I was sewing.
Here's the view from the kitchen. The room gets lots of day light. I opened up the curtains and watched the sun move across the parking lot. I spent the day working on DIL's maternity top. I'm nearly done with it. I'm stumped on gathering the sleeves to attach them. I've put it aside for tonight. I plan on taking it to work with me and get help from one of my co-workers.
After working in this room for two days I've learned a couple of things. Open space is good. Right now my sewing room has a lot of furniture and I'm feeling cramped. I'm thinking of taking out my old cutting table that is currently holding my HDTV. I don't watch the TV as much as I thought I would when I'm sewing so the TV will go into our bedroom. The table it sits on has become a catch-all rather than a table. It will probably end up in the basement for now. I have cube storage shelves I may turn on it's side. I don't know where I'm going with these changes, time will tell.

Of course, I have to wait for DH to come home this weekend before I can make any changes. Who knows what we'll end up moving?

Happy Stitching!
Sweet P


Teresa said...

Hmmmm...would be tempting to just turn that room into your studio. I like having moving around room too, so I know where you are coming from.

Jackie said...

What a great idea! Love the wide open space, bright light, TV, Kitchen, you are all set.

Lurline said...

All looks very cosy and comfotable to me!
Hugs - Lurline♥

kjquilts said...

Lots of room is a good thing. I just rearranged my quilting room with everything up against the walls and I love the extra space! I even used the floor to lay out some blocks the other day. Hope you get some good advice on the sleeves.

DebMc said...

I so understand your need for more space. My creative room still has the remnants of my son's game room days. Someday, it will be allllllll mine.

Your rearranging makes me think of a critter that's outgrown her old skin and is now showing off her new self. Or maybe a butterfly coming out of a cocoon.

Happy creating!

Glenna said...

LOL! Love it! Have to say the pic of your hubby grinning and his two tv's is pretty cute!