I’ve decided to be brave and share my sewing space with everyone. It’s against my better judgment to post pictures without cleaning first but that wouldn’t be a realistic view into my daily life. I am, after all, rather messy. I do take time out to clean up if I absolutely have to but I dread cleaning. I know I know, it probably wouldn’t be that bad if I would keep things clean as I go. I just can’t work that way. So, I’m going to put on my big girl pants and post some pictures. Keep in mind it would probably be easier for me to stay organized if I had my own studio. Right now my sewing space is smack in the middle of our dining room and kitchen. Hopefully one day soon we will settle down and buy a home with a large finished basement that I can take over! Ahh…a girl can dream!
So the first picture shows my cutting table aka the breakfast table. We used to actually sit and eat at this table. That was before I decided I wanted to start an online quilt store. My hubby really doesn’t like the cutting mat as a permanent fixture. I should move it each day but then I think why bother. I just have to put it back. My trusty iron and ironing board now reside right next to the table. I haven’t put the ironing board up in months.
|I left the Sonic cup in the picture because I love Sonic! I’m a Diet Dr. Pepper-aholic.|
If you look close you can see the hunting gear on the back side of the table. That is NOT mine. Dear hubby has taken over part of my table as a storage area for his bow and hunting gear. I guess that’s ok since I have taken over the breakfast table, dining room and most of the house.
Next up…Roscoe, my Gammill. He’s my trusty long arm that my dad found for me in Phoenix. Dad even packed it up and hauled it to me in the back of his truck! What a great dad!
You can see the clutter problems have followed me to the long arm table. I have thread, screwdrivers, a flashlight, rulers, and who knows what else on Roscoe’s table. I think I even see thread hanging off the table. Sounds about right to me. The shelves at the end hold all my bolts of fabric. Well, that’s one section of shelves. My awesome step dad built all the shelves for me. Man, I’m a lucky girl with a great family! FYI…the wooden plates hanging on the wall were collected while hubby and I were stationed in Germany. We tried to get a plate every time we traveled.
|Thread every where!|
That’s a picture of the floor right next to Roscoe. Yes, I throw all my thread on the floor as I sew. I just can’t be bothered with the trash can. I do pick it all up after I finish each quilt. I do not vacuum it up anymore. I learned the hard way the vacuum cleaner does not like all that thread! The craziest thing ever was when I found thread hanging off the blinds. I guess I was really putting some muscle behind my tossing that day.
This window comes in very handy for Roscoe’s accessory storage. Notice there is a trash can…it’s just not used for thread! More cones of thread, rulers, templates, bobbins, etc. I even sit here if I get stumped or just need a break. I’m fighting two bulging discs right now so sitting seems to happen more than usual. I had 8 shots in my back on Friday. I’m hoping that helps and I can bypass surgery.
Oh look, batting scraps stuffed in the corner. I would like to say my scraps are dwindling because I’ve been using them up. Check out my review of the heat press batting tape. I really love this stuff! My unopened packs of batting are under my bed. And I’m not taking a picture of that!
|Another look at my shelves!|
|More shelves. Don’t you love the bright California Dreamin collection on the bottom shelf!|
|One more close up Roscoe just for fun!|
I would like to let you all know about a new friend I found, Connie from Quilting By The River. Check out her blog where you can learn about a giveaway that we’re sponsoring. She has designed a beautiful quilt using the Amelia collection by Me & My Sister for Moda. She’s so talented!
That’s all for now! Let me know what you think. I hope there are some other messy people out there!
I almost forgot…Happy Halloween!