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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Little More Work On My Sewing Room

Last week I showed you a picture of the pegboard my husband put up for me.  I loved it but decided after seeing a friend's that I'd rather have it white.  It just looked so clean and bright and I knew it would help reflect light, which I badly need in that room.  So he took it down and painted it for me - and I love it!

Today I worked on what is now my cutting area.  I'm going to change that a bit later and move the cutting area to the new table, which I haven't bought yet but I got great advice from so many of you in my last post that I'll be choosing it soon.
I'm still working on this area but it's close to getting where I want it to be.  Under the radio I have printable things like fabric sheets for making labels and Transfer Eze for embroidery projects on the bottom shelf.  In the middle I have foundation piecing papers and graph paper.  On the right are my favorite quilt books - the rest are either in a file cabinet to the left of this cabinet or on my coffee table in my living room or beside my quilting chair or near my chair in the sun room - are ya'll like that...quilt books everywhere?  :)  Most of the wire gym baskets as well as the plastic bins hold a UFO ( or two).  I know.  I'm embarrassed. But I am working on them, slowly but surely.  I plan to empty them all - one of these days.  When I move my cutting area I'll have room there to put my light box - I use it a lot for embroidery tracing.  The cords are a problem.  I have to have those lights under the shelves so I can see there.  Any suggestions for how to hide them?

16 comments:

Karen said...

Your sewing area is looking very organized. I don't have wall space for a peg board like yours. Wish I did as that is a very good idea.

Wendy said...

You've been very busy ... marvelous job! :)

FarahLin said...

Love the peg board idea and I'm planning to have one in my sewing space! Your sewing room is looking great, by the way. :)

Marie said...

Lovely sewing room Marlene! I could use your help with mine!! Yours looks fabulously organized!

Michelle said...

Looks good to me!

Julie Fukuda said...

I wonder if I had a room to use for sewing, if I would sew there or still sit in my chair in the living room. Hmmmmm.

Carol said...

I love the pegboard white! Your room is looking awesome!

Needled Mom said...

It looks grand. I love the pegboard in white.

Carrie P. said...

Looks great. That was nice of your hubby to paint the peg board. It does look good done in white.
Don't feel bad about those UFOs. I have a bunch too.

Zuzan said...

Ott-Lites from USA. (I am in Australia and have 5) They last forever and are good as or better than natural daylight. (One of my quilt teachers is obsesses with them.) Plus and this is a plus in warm weather they are a cool light, as in NOT hot. So many different designs. I can see the "long tube" one fitting/attached to your shelf.
Couldn't live without mine. There are also portable ones to take to classes.
Our quilt shops stock them but just Google and a "good ole hubby" invented them I wonder for who and what for????

Madame Samm said...

Hello Marlene...well I am just sew stoked about your new lovely sewing room...or is that studio...
I am planning on being in mine for a bit this morning...
see you soon..

Garden of Egan said...

Love the room. I just love organized spaces. It makes it so much easier to work.
I sewed a dress last week. I had forgotten how much I enjoy it.

Patchysails said...

I like it white too , it looks even better . Your room is looking wonderful. Yes, I confess to having quilt books everywhere. Some I have not even looked at for yrs or forgot I had them a re ordered the same one , much to my dismay LOL !!

Snoodles said...

The white is perfect! Whoohooo! Your sewing refuge is way more organized than mine! Looks super!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Now I am tempted to paint my peg board, too. =) Looks great!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

How are you? Just stopping by to say "hi"; you've always got the crafty thing going on over here. Wish I had it in me. I am learning something about beading, but I'm afraid my sewing abilities stop with threading a needle and replacing buttons.

I did make a "jiffy jumper" in home ec in the 9th grade. We had to wear them to school for a fashion show. I remember my mother tearing mine apart the night before the show and fixing several things. It was navy blue, and I wore an apple turtleneck the next day. I thought I was all that and a bag of chips.

Funny thinking about that. How times have changed! I do hope you are well.

Blessed Sabbath rest to you.
~elaine