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Monday, July 11, 2011

The Adventure Continues

Well, what you saw yesterday was the south side of my room.  Before you get jealous of the space, I must tell you, this was my kids school room up for almost 10 years.  It started out full of desks and bookshelves for homeschooling.  My sewing machine was stuck in a small corner so that I could occasionally sneak in some sewing while they were working on assignments.

As the years have passed, they have needed the room less and less and now they are both in College, so they don’t need it all.  I have been able to expand and use the whole room. 

I am what my family calls a “garbage picker”.  Most of the furniture in the room has come from discount piles, newspaper adds, thrift shops or super coupons at stores.  Even my sewing machines are floor models, so I save there too!! 

I know that I am blessed to have this space and be surrounded by all the memories while I work.  And I also know I should take better care to keep it cleaner.

Well, here is the work that I got done today.


This is what the North West corner of the room looked like this morning.  As I said before, I just seem to have a lot of stuff out of place.  Clothes don’t need to be here.  I have a closet space under the stair well.  And, would you believe there is a sewing machine under that pile?  Don’t worry, it is not my embroidery machine.  And it is covered, so it will not get damaged.  It is my daughter’s and this was her sewing space when she had an interest in sewing.  Now, she has an interest in having me sew for her.  So, this is what that space looks like now.


The clothes and empty hangers, which I do use, are all in the closet space under the stairwell.  The shoe rack that was hidden behind the clothes is now being used to organize my blank dog collars.  They are all sorted by size and labeled!!  And the unused sewing machine is neatly stored under the table, and my serger is now in it’s place!!!  I now pronounce this a usable space!


This is my next target area.  This is my fabric stash (or at least most of it).  As you can see, it is already in drawer units, so it should be pretty easy to go through.  The real issue is the piles on the top!!!  That has to go!!!  I am looking at some options for storing the stabilizers a bit more efficiently.  I am thinking about these:

But the store that sells them is 30 minutes away.  I am heading to that part of the world on Wednesday, and of course, I have a coupon!!  So I will be checking them out.  I’ll let you know how I make out.

Hope you are having a a fantastic day!




  1. Oh wow, that looks great, cannot wait to see the next target area tackled keep us up to date. I have not used my sewing machine or overlocker for years, my daughter does though.

  2. Wow I need you to come to my house.

  3. You are doing a great job. You will have so much room, you won't know what to do with it.


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