Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Revealing Look....

My Goal regarding Giveaways at the first of this year was for them to last at least 12 months...and it looks like I will make it...

My other goal was to straighten up my sewing room and give away items I no longer had use for, or what I thought might interest someone else...

As for straightening my sewing room....well, on a scale of one to ten , one being as it looked in the beginning of last year....I rate about a 3...so you can imagine, as you look at these pictures what it looked like then...

Granted I have added a few items, large and small, to my room...and I still can't find some things needed that I know are there...and some of the same items are scattered in 2 or 3 different plastic bins, when they could be consolidated...

Anyway, enough of that....... Here are the pictures and the hopeful plans of yours truly.....

Where to begin,,,I guess with the first pictures I have...


Here is my sewing table, which was my mother's drop leaf dining room table.  I just added my featherweight to one end,  and hope that, with a little arranging when needed, it will stay. Yes, the ends of the table can be lowered for a smaller space, but I need every inch. 



In case any of you are worried that the leaf might accidently drop with my lovely on it, please note the sturdy supports underneath.  So unless I decide to sit on the leaf, it will more than likely hold this little jewel safely. 

Now to my notions "wall"...



Having 2 machines (I'm sure a lot of you have more), I realized that there are some items that I must keep separate due to possible confusion of which is which...Also, one cannot keep EVERYTHING right next to her work area/sewing machines.. So I have started gathering (and will label) the various drawers and other containers needed for such storage.  At least then I will know that what I need is Somewhere on these shelves... Of course, that means I will have to find other places to put the boxes, etc. that are there now.   I am still deciding about my templates...that grillwork is just begging for something to hang there, but hopefully not in the way of what is on the shelves....


This is another "wall" (they both are roll-around BTW).  I am going to try and dedicate this one to my fabric, except for an area where I will put my dies for my Go Baby.   I actually have started working on this also...In fact, this is where I stopped and started taking pictures so that Hopefully! I will be able to show you the results of my efforts in a few days/weeks/etc....

As you enter the sewing room (see door), there is evidence of my #3 rating on the wooden bookcase.  I also have a small number of baskets I hope to put to better use around the room later.  The stuff in the corner????....beginnings of Christmas presents...that's another job and another story.




Ahhh, my roll around cart.....my Jack of all Trades....it's use varies as I see fit...I am now envisioning it as a base for my small ironing board when needed.   Now it contains possible future giveaway items.....No, the Coke can is not on the list....

My cutting table is still in the middle of the room, but no picture of it here.  This is about storage...although it is piled up with stuff now....Naah...ya'll can imagine that.

Now to my closet....

This is where I keep my (again) roll around table I use when basting and sandwiching.  It acts as a semi-storage of some big items such as batting and portable sewing "baskets". 


But I have shelves here too....These hold some of my office supplies as well as odds and ends I want to keep, but use very seldom..at least that is my goal when I finish.  This is where I hope to really create some space...

as well as here....


So much wasted space that can be put to use!


Don't know what is under all this, but hope to find out....soon!

So there you have it...I will be sewing and quilting while I work on this,,I have to have some fun...but hopefully, I can soon show you some more results and go from a rating of 3 to maybe even 6 next time...who knows???

Also, I am finding more things for the giveaways.....maybe I can continue beyond the year...

Wonder how many of these posts I have to write before my room gets magically clean?????

5 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh my dear - you make us all feel human!! I wouldn't share a picture of my mess right now - although there is a space where my New Home machine use to be - she's at the spa.

Stray Stitches said...

You are very brave to show us your space. I would never share mine in its current condition - lol! Eventually we will both get organized and figure out how to use the space more efficiently.

Shannon said...

Wow, that is very honest. It will get better. Little bits at a time. Linda over at Stray Stitches gave both of us an award so I thought I would come over and say congratulations and become a follower!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Frankly, I think your sewing room looks pretty good. The only time mine looks good is if company is coming and I work hard in there. Otherwise it's me acting like Eleanor Burns....grin. Shannon is right ahead of me. I'm already a follower, but we are also on Linda G list.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Your sewing room looks much better than my basement sewing storage area. You'll get there.