Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sewing Room - Before

Sometime in November my sewing room got too pathetically packed with things to be useful. It is a pretty darn small room and I have lots of "things" which I tend to keep collecting -- estate sales and the like. So, for about 4 months I haven't even rented a movie since I only watch them while I sew and no sewing was possible in this crowded room. I bought a new (for me) cabinet in November also (will blog about that later) and so was sorting through things to decide what to put into the cabinet. Well, I don't know about you, but when I sort, things get messier. LOL! So by February, my sewing room was worse than ever! Here a pic from then: This last pic was aimed at the corner by the door, which is to the left.
This pic is as I turn to the right and looks out at my beautiful view -- the dog run with the shed. (-; There are two six foot tables under there somewhere and the sewing machine is behind the ironing board which I've been shifting from place to place since I have no designated home for it. There is a magazine rack in the middle of the floor which I just bought from a shop that recently closed in Denver. The thread holder is there because it is also homeless. (-;

Turning more to the right, you will see my Dad's antique dresser which I inherited. It holds a special place in my heart and doesn't deserve to be this cluttered.

This view is from the doorway. Well, getting on with the point, one of my Yahoo groups (Nicklequilts) had a challenge to clean up our sewing rooms. I forgot to take a picture of my closet, but I moved out all my quilting fabrics (to the basement in the old cabinet) and cleaned up the main of the room. Stay tuned until tomorrow to see the clean room and in the days after I'll blog about how I stored some of my embellishments and what I put in that beautiful new 44 drawer oak cabinet. (-; By the way, my plan is to actually sew some day.


Ruby said...

If only I could get past the before pictures!!! Looking forward to 'after' at your house and mine! Love that cabinet!!

Gerry Krueger said...

Be sure to get good shots of that "beautiful new 44 drawer oak cabinet that Gerry Krueger found for you""""" Is your Dad's dresser flat bottomed? Could you add 6or8" antique looking legs to it so you could slide a basket under it for additonal storage.. I did that to my little antique dresser and it works great but it had longer legs to begin with...but the basket looks cool and cuts clutter...

It's not so bad if you can clean it in a day or two and you can still get in the door even!!!!!

Gerry K.

Kathy said...

Okay. I can't wait to see the finish.

And when you are done with yours you cna come to New York and organize mine.