Marny here...I was "digging out" after all!
|The before. Looking towards the western and northern windows.|
|The after. Look at all the open space. Ooohhh...Aaahhh...|
|Looking back towards the door. The windows are to my back as I take the picture.|
|My sewing table has moved from facing the western window to it's neighboring northern window.|
|Basket full of rulers, colored pencils, writing and marking tools, etc. |
Gift from April hangs above! (I have a fat cat remember.)
Bureau down below was in my children's nursery. Can't let it go.
|Before. Cutting table being used for a multitude of things. I count no less than three separate quilting projects and piles of paper and files created following market.|
|After. Cutting table totally clean. It is begging for me to cut my next project. |
Two bulletin boards (that used to be stored on the floor) are hung and waiting for all the inspiring little tidbits I have already compiled. More on that another time.
|I used to store all my quilting books here. Remember the unit, you'll see it repurposed in a minute.|
|Now my books and magazines and cds are shelved in this bookcase.|
|All my Modern Quilt Relish files are in a single place. It feels so good.|
|See the reinvention of the old book case. Target sells the black cloth "drawers" in two packs. |
I had admired Jacquie Gering's pressing station in this Tallgrass Prairie post. I forgot about it until I was standing in the middle of chaos and realized I rarely use the actual ironing board so, with good fortune on my side, my "big board" slid easily on top.
|The before. Patterns and covers to the left. Boxes of patterns to right.|
|Now patterns and covers are at my fingertips!|
|Can you see these clever clips. They are 3M Quick Clips 17505. Think of all the thicker displays you might want to hang. Including quilts??? 3M adhesive supplies are all amazing and so removable.|
My sewing studio is clean and organized. It may not be all new and shiny, but I like to reuse the objects that have "lived" in my house for years and years. The bulletin boards were used by my children. The large bookcase belonged to my daughter. It is still carefully labeled with her name. Label maker fun at some point. There is nothing quite like the power of knowing how to spell and a good label maker machine to a bright eight year old!
Admittedly I have created piles of books and albums and papers that need new homes. But I am on a roll and heading into the next room makeover shortly. My family is remaining patient. But I better make more forward progress.
Actually I did revamp our screened in porch from uninviting to this welcoming retreat over the weekend. The furniture, rug and pillows were on clearance at Target. Timing is everything.
Jill and I are giving away three sets of our newest patterns. Each winner will receive a copy of Recipe Cards and Taffy Twists. All we ask for you to enter is to tell us whether or not you use Facebook and/or Pinterest. We'd like to limit winners to the United States and Canada due to exorbitant postage to other wonderful parts of the world. The entries will end at 5pm CST June 25th 2012. Thank you!
See you next Tuesday!