I promised myself that with all the clean up that I had to do to get the sewing room empty that I would still make one hexie flower and I did! the only sewing that got done but I sat down several times throughout the day, got off my feet and sat and hand stitched. Photo heavy post again. So many of you have placed interest in how we are redoing and moving work spaces so I took plenty of photos again.
I think two more needed for round.
My part of the room as it is now. And yes I did have a lot of fabric on those shelves but they are so long they had me fooled – the shelves above the quilting frame are about 10 feet long – the other wall about 3 or 4 feet.
I now have all my long lost blocks in one place – here they are on the table and then moved to a project box to make table runners or something from them. I had started a “la passacaglia” quilt at one time then quickly changed my mind! those smaller ones might make good mug rugs. The scrap blocks to the lower right – 12 of them in one of the unsorted scrap bins for some reason – no clue why – add some sashing and should have a baby quilt out of them. I am linking to MCM#54 – Cooking Up Quilts with Beth today and Love, Laugh, Quilt:Monday Making and Em’s Scrapbag: Moving it Forward Monday.
The closet with as much as is going in it – also have shelves to the right that you can’t see well and two shelves are full of quilting things too. Unsorted scrap bins on the bottom, then a box of leftover batting assortments, sewing machine bags on the floor – the Janome and the featherweight which doesn’t work and I’ve spent so much money on over the years to get it in working order than I think it will be a decoration eventually.
Moved a tall cabinet with the accuquilt things on top of it behind the quilt rack in the bedroom – not ideal but works. Small cutting mats and large rulers along the side against the wall.
The temporary new sewing/computer blogging area. The closet doors are down and ready to go to the workshop also. I need to pick up a surge protector for the sewing machine/computer things. We will have our things plugged into two different areas so we need another.
Again not ideal but all the sewing boxes on top of the dressers along with the project boxes. More rulers in the box to the left on top.
The dining room – Before The wall hanging had been in the bedroom but I changed it out to the dining room
After – not too bad – I thought we might need to move the table in the opposite direction but just pulled it a little towards the back door about a foot and a tiny bit more towards the wall. The TV on the cutting table is not ideal but we do not want it on the wall right now – if I need to I will move the cutting mat to the dining table when needed. Pre-cut fabric scrap boxes with my bits and pieces that had been up high on the shelf are now under the cutting table and on the table under the window.
See still plenty of room to move around – we do not entertain other than family so it will be ok like this for awhile.
My space from a different angle. Not shown I brought in the smaller clamp-on light that had been above the cutting table and have it on the end of the sewing table so I can aim it at the square quilting hoop if I don’t want over head lights on. The bookshelves are way to crowed again but some of Mike’s things and some of my photos made the move so some of these will be removed after the redo. In the meantime we will get used to it I’m sure.
So what is left to do – I still need to pin baste the Postage Stamp quilt and remove it from the frame – the quilting frame needs to be photographed extensively and taken apart – I do have directions though that came with it so shouldn’t be a problem. I have a few things on the shelves still that I need to find a place to store and the shelves themselves need to come down. I have one bag on the floor that has several items in that are not used often and a portable design wall and the design wall also has to come down – well eventually be put back up! Those items will have to go to the workshop and the living room floor will become the design floor once again. I have not a clue where to put my thread cabinet or the thread holders that are on the wall. I will leave in place until they have to come down and then they will need to end up being on the floor propped against the wall in where I have the square hoop by the bookshelves.
Mike has been going through the closet and making headway but it was packed to the gills – more things to the workshop – some to the trash. To give you an idea of all the papers and books that he had in the closet he found the installing directions for the fireplace insert that had been installed back around 1984 – wow didn’t know we still had that!! Maybe by the end of the week we will be ready to either dismantle the closet or take the carpet up off the floor? Or we might be ready for a day off LOL — Not sure what the next step will be.