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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Sewing Room Randomness....

  "Where I Sew".


I love my sewing room. I spend the majority of my time in here. Since I took these pics, I have added a cutting table I bought from Joann Fabrics. It is a life saver for me! 

 My husband bought me furniture from the Christopher Lowell collection when he retired from teaching. (He's since gone back to work. He loves working. LOL)
 I'll share a few pics of my area. A few things have been rearranged since I took these pics, or I should say that I have a little more junk. I do clean out about twice a year.
 I have 2 big desks. My embroidery machine and serger sit on one. My computer and smaller sewing machine sit on the other. My chair sits in between. That part is really convenient for me to sew and embroider at the same time.


I lucked upon this Brother machine at a yard sale for $45. It sews like a dream. The lady sold it because she didn't know how to thread it. So I put my little Janome away for now, and use this one. I hope to teach sewing lessons one day soon.

I have a big armoire that has lots of storage room, and it also holds my TV. The desks both have drawers and cubby holes that hold thread, stabilizers, and my notions.

                This pillow is SEW me!!!


My tiny ironing board my son-in-law found at a yard sale. It really helps on kids things. 
Below is my Sew Beautiful magazines, and all of my patterns. I put them in binders, and they are so much easier to find.



My "most used colors" of thread sit in a tray that my daughter bought make-up in a few years ago. She tossed it out, and I grabbed it. I wish I had another one. It is just perfect to slide in my cubby space in my desk.

 I have an extra chair if anyone wants to come and sew. Anyone want to come? I also use it as an extra work station.
 I really need to make a space for a small, narrow table to use just for sewing. I don't really have enough room on my desks with the machine and the computer monitor. I feel I could find something perfect at Ikea if I ever get to go. 

 I've been working on reorganizing my sewing room, as always this time of year. My daughter made me some vinyl chalkboard labels, and I bought a few. It has made a world of difference in being able to see what is in my bins in the closet. 
 She did an etched design on this jar I put some old wooden spools in that came from my mom's stash. 

  Now for the humor part. I collect threads from my embroidery snippings. I only put embroidery threads in this red bucket. Any ideas for what to do with them? They are pretty to gaze upon!
Since I took the pic of the bucket, I've bought a 12 needle Babylock Embellisher, and I've used some of the threads with that. I still need to find more projects to do using the threads.
Happy Sewing Everyone!

20 comments:

jamfiescreations1 said...

I love your workspace. I am one of your new followers from Follow Friday.

www.jamfiescreations1.blogspot.com

Blessings, Mary O

Cole's Corner said...

I want to come sew with you!

Trudy Callan said...

Just wanted to say hi. I just popped over from Java's FF. I'm a homeschooling mom, dressmaker and artist. Love your sewing area.

Trudy
www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com &

www.artisticcreationswithtrudyblogspot.com

Deb said...

Oh, what a beautiful sewing room...I love it. I have a little sewing/craft room...but it's tiny and not nearly as attractive as yours!!! Thanks for stopping by Jeremiah 29:11 and leaving me a sweet comment!!!

Terry said...

Following you from Follow Friday Over 40. I would appreciate it if you could stop over and follow me back. Terry
My Journey With Candida

http://myjourneywithcandida.blogspot.com/

Kimberlee said...

Go get an applique ornament design, hoop washaway, put down a shear neating - threads - shear neating on top, and sew out the ornament cutting the neting at the right times. These come out really cute, and each one is unique.

PS - I would love to sew in your wonderful room too!

D'S THREADS DOWN SOUTH said...

I love your sewing room Shirley, especially the white furniture. Love white furniture, and I don't have not one piece of it in my house.

Doreen McGettigan said...

I love your working space; it is chic! I am in the middle of switching a bedroom and my office. When we started we ended up having 2 family trauma's and a few drama's so now everything is just all over!
I am a new visitor and follower from Over 40 FF. I hope when you have a chance you will stop over to visit.
doreenmcgettigan.blogspot.com/they say everyone has a story..

Sara said...

what a great sewing spot!!!I love all your storage!!

Rettabug said...

I'll be right down!!! (I wish)

Seriously Shirley, this is a wonderfully set up play area to create & have fun. I LOVE IT!!!

Julia said...

Gorgeous space. I would just keep the thread to look at!

Sherry said...

I just love your cabinet. It is a lovely piece of furniture and so nicely organized. Your workspace seems to be very inviting, thanks for sharing it with us.

Simple Southern Happiness said...

I am comin' with a truck and will be taking the armoire back with me. That is one find fancy piece of fun....

I see you have a place for everything and its so well organized.

As for the thread, this summer spring hang some on bushes and places in the yard. The birds will decorate their nest with it.

Anonymous said...

Your threads would make a beautiful bird's nest. Just add some faux eggs and maybe a bird, or a blossom.

Mary Huey said...

Love the customized jar of your mom's threads!!

Debbie Huffaker said...

Oh, my....what an awesome sewing room. No wonder that's where you spend so much time. All you need is a little fridge and a cot for naps. ;) Thanks so much for your prayers for my hubby. Hope you have an awesome week.

Sherry said...

You have a fabulous sewing space. Do you keep that machine working hard?

Arlene Terrell said...

Just stumbled across this page , I have the exact same furniture for my machines lol

MaryAnn Chick Whiteside said...

For your thread snippets, cut 2 pieces of a wash-away stabilizer the length and width of a scarf you like. Sandwich your threads in between. I then use a multicolor thread and zigzag around the outer edge. Then, go wild stitching everywhere within the borders. Or do a grid pattern. The idea is to catch at least part of every snippet with your stitching. When you are happy, wash away the stabilizer. You should have an airy scarf. I often do this with young girls I teach how to sew. We do doll scarves

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Everything is so neat and ready for a new project. I like many of the same things you do and have an Architectural table that I couldn't live without...AND a little ironing board! Love the mug rug you made for the swap too! Hugs!