This is the sewing side of the room. As you can see, there are too many machines right now. I'm trying to think of a way to arrange them where I can accomodate them all. I'm thinking an arrangement in the middle of the room is best where I can put all four cabinets and use either one whenever I want. Underneath that quilt is the custom cabinet that Rob built me to hold my Bernina 930. In front of the window is a large dropleaf table that I had planned to use to support large quilts, but then I put sewing machines in front of it, which meant I never had to unfold it.
The dollhouse is my version of a mid-life crisis corvette. Seemed like such a good idea when I was collecting, and now I can't even reach it to play.
This end of the room is for quilt storage and my home office. And, it's all about entertainment with the aquarium and the tv. Yes, that is a sewing machine on the floor. There are a couple of them on the floor over there. I would really like to get them up.
When I was growing up, it was considered hillbilly to have a television on top of your broken console tv. Is it the same if you stack a sewing machine on top of a machine in a cabinet? I sure hope not because that's the only way I'm ever going to get all my machines off the floor and up so I can use them.
And, this is the fingerwork and mending area. Love my antique sofa. It belonged to my paternal grandmother's best friend. Of course, you can't see it because of the two hand quilting projects and the pile of mending sitting on top of it. But, I promise it is comfy and a great place to sit and sew.
So, that's a look at my sewing room pre-cleaning. I hope to get in there this weekend and clean. It got into this shape because of vacation...and if you believe that, I've got a bridge for sale. It looks like this more than it looks cleaned up. But, I wish for a clean and organized place where I don't feel the need to keep everything that has ever passed through my hand. One day. Hey, a guy's gotta dream, right? But, in the meantime, it only takes a few feet for me to maneuver my chair in so I can sew. And, it's not a public room for entertaining. It's my own private place where I can go and put my feet up and enjoy myself. And, even crowded and packed full of junk, it is always that safe place to go and get away from it all.
Take care and have a great day. See ya' round the web. Lane