I couldn’t move the treadle away from the wall and get it set up without putting something else in its place – and so the shifting and rearranging begins.
Mostly ---I wanted flat surfaces cleared off. I needed the remains of the last couple of projects I’ve been working on trimmed down and put away – and all this was going to take AWAY from sewing time…but I’m glad I did it.
I’ll never be a neat-freak. I like my STUFF. I have LOADS of stuff ---but it all has a purpose as well as being part of a place that feels cozy to me – a place where I want to be free to dream, to imagine, to create.
This is how my studio looks now after spending all day in it.
Take a GOOD LONG LOOK. Because by tomorrow it will look like a bomb went off in here again!
The first picture is the front of the room. I’ve got that sort of divided off by the two easy chairs as “Office space”.
The jubilee blocks are hanging on the small design wall behind the door.
The quilt I’ve been spending my one hour of needle and thread time is there on the first chair. I haven’t sat at in a few days. *SIGH* Coming back from Indiana threw me into a loop and I haven’t settled back to it yet.
Two book cases of quilt books flank the brick fireplace with the lovely wood burning stove --- amazing heat comes out of that thing! Of course, there are child size sewing machines on top of the book cases, and vintage irons on the stove…
The other end of the room boasts my longarm…and my first Dear Jane hangs on the wall behind it. This “COULD” be better used as design wall space, but I love seeing it there. See how clean that table surface is? It won’t stay that way for long, I promise!
Sewing Machine Central!
You can see where I’ve set up the treadle…my Janome 6500p is against the wall now in case I need something with a tread cutter, needle position, applique stitch or heaven forbid….built in button holes! In the corner is the Singer 404 that I’ve been working on ---
And as as you can tell, any quilt on the wall becomes a surface to pin other blocks and parts TO. Quilted bulletin boards. But it works!
I do love my space down here. It’s not gorgeous or glorious by any means, but it is homey and comfy and suits me.
Now – if we can get dinner taken care of I can come back and sew some more this evening!