Friday, June 21, 2013

The New Space

A few weeks ago, WH suggested that I move my sewing space from the "breakfast nook" where it has been since our third child was born almost 23 years ago, into one of the now-vacant bedrooms.  It seemed like such a great idea....

It was a lot of work.  We started painting on Monday, and of course home improvements never go as smoothly as you hope.  The previous paint didn't cover very well.  Nevertheless, I was hoping for one coat of primer and one coat of paint.  Not to be.  Two coats of each later, my room was painted.

Thankfully, WH finished the last coat of primer, and the painting.  My shoulders were killing me.  He did very well, especially considering he had rotator cuff surgery last year.  He's a keeper!

I can't find the photo I was looking for of my earlier space in its most pristine state, but this will give you an idea of what it usually looked like.  LOL!  The room was 8x8 with 4 doorways - one to the kitchen, one to the garage, one to a bathroom, and a patio door to the back yard.  A few years ago, WH put in some cabinets for me, and they held A LOT.  And I had stuff stashed in every nook and cranny.

I have yet to find all the nooks and crannies in my new space.

But it is coming along.  I have now found the floor.  And sorted my stash by color....

And moved the furniture from one side of the room to the other a couple of times...

Hopefully, I will be able to sew again soon.  My fingers are itching for a sewing fix.

Wish me luck!


  1. How wonderful to have a new space to create in! Have fun getting it all set up just the way you like!

  2. You deserve that wonderful new space! The sky is the limit on your creations now!

  3. yay for new space! good for you

  4. I knew it would turn out awesome! It looks totally great that´s for sure! :)

  5. To have a whole room to oneself bliss but to have your material sorted by colours even better. This looks like one box of many! I can feel a good rummage coming on. Enjoy your space. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. Oooooh it's looking good! :D It must be nice to have room to spread out for a change! Love the color-sorted fabric, too!

  7. I read you later post first - and the color is beautiful. You new space will help you so much. You will sort out the storage and I think you'll find things you have completely forgotten about!


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