I finished my biggest, most challenging work in progress this week --
organizing and cleaning my sewing space!
What a project!
Things really got out of control when I went digging through all my scraps to organize colors for the Bottled Rainbows Quilt Along. But it was probably in need of cleaning even before that. It's a small space, which functions as my sewing room, our office, and guest bedroom. It has been (but will no longer be!) a dumping ground for everything that doesn't have it's own space.
Organizing this bookshelf took awhile!
But I love how it looks, how everything is in sight and easy to find.
(I moved the books that used to live here to the living room a few years ago.)
and stashed small things on this little antique shelf.
The red color doesn't fit this room well,
so it will likely get a coat of spray paint when the weather warms up.
My embroidery hoops are all from thrift stores and antique sales.
The bags hold knitting projects in various stages of completion.
(The door to the closet will remain closed - it's still a little messy in there!)
|I owe a HUGE thank you to Rachel for coming up with this Bottled Rainbows idea.|
I love the way the scraps look in my Grandma's old canning jars.
More about the colorful string quilt here.
|My sewing table, purchased at an antique sale. It folds up when we have guests.|
For big quilting projects, I move the sewing machine to the dining room table.
|The empty space behind the sewing machine|
is reserved for my Bottled Rainbows quilt.
The day bed has a trundle hidden underneath, which is great for guests, but takes up nearly all the floor space when it is pulled out. The daybed also serves as my design wall, and is a cozy space to curl up and finish binding a quilt while watching movies.
|The kitchen counter often becomes a mini ironing/trimming station -|
there just isn't room for this in my sewing space!
It feels SO GOOD to have this done!
Now it's back to work on other things, like Lee's Supernova Quilt Along:
and this pillow top for our kitchen bench:
|More Bottled Rainbow blocks, ready to go!|
and a top secret project that I've been working on -- birthday gifts for my friend's twin girls who are turning five this month. Other projects have taken a back burner to this one!
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