Thursday, June 24, 2010

A woman possessed.

I was a woman possessed this week! I have been feeling like I am in a real rut with my quilting (I think its to do with Mill still being away) so I thought I would give my sewing room a good clean out. It was supposed to be a quick sort through a few boxes, but then I just couldn't stop! What ensured was the removal of almost all the furniture from this room, our bathroom became an impromptu library, and the lounge room, well lets just say we had to do a little acrobatics to move around the house!

I did the whole thing all by myself (Jamie was at work) even moving the queen-sized bed and mattress. I am sooooo happy with the result, it feels so clean and fresh!

Here are two shots of what it used to look like. Lots of teaching books piled on high shelves. Little space to actually do much sewing. The chair was in the middle of the L shaped space.

This is what it looks like now. I love the way the bed is now, with the photographs above it, and the blind no longer being behind the bed head.

You might not be able to tell from this photo, but there is just so much more floor space to work in now, and being rectangle shaped and not L shaped this new space is so much more inviting for any visitors that want to do craft too! Last job will be to sort out my sewing table! Eeck!

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I have been looking on eBay UK for Liberty of London silk scarfs, which sell on the website for a huge amount of money. I picked up these two beauties for under $15 each!

If you can, post photos of you sewing rooms or where it is you like to quilt? I always love seeing other peoples work areas (remember when Lane let us have a look into his sewing room? When Nancy showed us her chair?). I think it adds to the connection we have with each other as quilters.

Sam xox


  1. Love the redo. If you work in the day there is also better natural lighting for the sewing table! Great job!

  2. Doesn't it feel good to have a new, more open space? I bet it gets you out of that rut, too.

  3. Hmmm. Maybe it's time for another visit into my little sanctuary. i'll see what I can do about that. You made a lot of progress. Isn't it nice to have things just a little bit different for a change? Doesn't take much of a change to make a big difference. Lane

  4. I was completely distracted from your post by the little snippets of double wedding ring quilt on your bed. I promise to go back and re-read this post about your sewing space make-over if you promise to post all about that beautiful wedding ring quilt (or if you have previously posted about it, direct me to it). LOL.
    xo -E

  5. Found your blog today and have enjoyed reading it.
    I see you have a wonderful DWR quilt on your bed in your sewing room, it is one I have been wanting to make for years and must make a start.
    Happy stitching