Let me start this off by saying that I am a really clean person. I actually enjoy folding laundry and putting it away, gives me a sense of accomplishment. This is in my house though, the public area that people see. In my “Sewing Sanctuary”…well that is another story. It is my creative space and it looks like it most of the time. Lately, however, I seem to be losing a lot of important things…rulers, fabric, rotary cutter, you know, things most quilters can’t live without!
My wonderful hubs even has taught Anne to say “Hot Mess Mommy” – she says it quite well too. So yesterday, while Anne happily played and colored in my sewing sanctuary I went to town organizing and cleaning!
This is where the crux of the action happens. Underneath the wall hanging (tutorial next week), is my mother-in-laws old Kenmore Sewing Machine, my old Janome, and my mom’s old Pfaff Hobbylock Serger.
My hubs and I had the opportunity to design certain aspects of our house and this room was designed with sewing in mind. I have 4 windows for lots of natural light and the big window looks out over our front yard (love it!). I can iron under the window. I have my book case which holds my knitting, sewing and quilting books, along with several quilts in progress. My cutting table is from Ikea and I love it. Underneath that is all my yarn storage and my GO.
Sorry about the weird angle I was trying to cut the glare on the cabinet. When I designed this room, I specifically designed it without a closet – I wanted to be able to see EVERYTHING – I thought it would help hold me more accountable, but as you know from Tuesday’s post, that hasn’t really helped. I got this cabinet from Ikea and made the fabric bins so I could sort all my fabric by color.
Here is my computer area. I would say this is where I do my blogging, but it isn’t. I do that on my lap top, along with my quilt designing. This is my distraction when I’m sewing. I like to put on DVDs of MASH while I sew. I enjoy the humor and lightheartedness of the show while it addresses serious issues of army life. (Hey, gimme a break on this one, I am an army wife!)
So there you have it, my little sewing sanctuary. I will be guest posting over at Created By Cori next week for her Spring Clean Series. I will be showing you how I organize all my quilting rulers. For more on cleaning and organizing, go check out Michele and Pat from Quilting Gallery’s Learning Center. They did an entire series on Studio Organization…I should have paid more attention and been more on top of it last month!