Hey I have a fire place, a TV, enough fabric to sink a small
Now I really don't know if I want to call my Sewing Room my cave, I hope it
The TV is great during the day when I have control of the remote, it is on the same receiver as the one upstairs. I do get exercise with the TV as I have to go up stairs to change the channel. I watch lots of hockey and other sports during the evening when I sew as DH has control of the remote when sports are on TV. I'm so glad he doesn't want to watch Baseball.
I'm very lucky to have a sewing room, that is pretty much my own to use. I have had the family computer on a desk in here until a couple of weeks ago. We have now gone to a lab top that the boys use so the room is now my own. The boys are now upstairs using it and don't have to worry about what the are sitting on or what they might step on. Now I can pile as much fabric as I want on that old computer chair.
Don't get me wrong it wasn't that bad having them visit when they used the computer, catching up on Mindcraft or what ever else they were playing. But it hard to share the space and computer with them when you are trying to sew a bag or purse and the PDF pattern is on the computer and you need to have them keep pausing their game so I can check the pattern. It will be different now.
I was going to reuse the computer table move some furniture around. That would have been the easiest thing to do. I decided to make a sewing desk where you cut a hole and sink your sewing machine into so it leave a nice flat surface to sew on. Pinterest has such great tutorials. I thought it would take too much time. So in the end and decided to buy a used sewing cabinet off Kiiji ( made since at the time) maybe because it was a great price and I would get a working sewing machine with it. Of course that was just what I needed another one. I was very happy when I picked it up got it home, I went through the drawers the only exciting thing I found was the ladies secret stash pack of smokes from the 70's never been opened they had been jammed in the back of the sewing cabinet. Ok that was my first sign that it wasn't a good thing.
|I should have known better.|
So now it is a couple of weeks later I have been working on the cabinet in my spare time it has been taken apart as far as you can and I have been sanding and painting it with Kilz sealer it is guarantee to cover up the smell of cigaret smoke. I still haven't got two coats on it all yet, once it has all been coated, then dried for a few days, then it is lightly sanded. Then the fun of starting all over with the paint. I can't decide what color to use. Most likely black. It will match a few other pieces that I have.
So my idea of writing this post (that I start writing a month ago) is not going to be a witty post about how it is fun to clean the Women Cave. Take a change to work on a new sewing table and sort through stuff and purge the stuff you don't need. I was going to say it takes a few days but it is great to get rid of stuff, find lost stuff and find room for more fabric.
Well I can't say that the sewing room look better it looks worse. There is a cabinet in pieces all over the floor. Most of the fabric has been put away most of it.
I have purge everything. But I can't find my old sewing table as it's covered with the stuff I can't put away right know because the pieces are in the way.
IT TAKES LONGER THEN YOU THINK IT WILL. SO IF YOU CAN LIVE WITH YOUR OWN MESS IN THE ROOM, AND DON'T NEED THOSE MISSING SEAM RIPPERS OR RULERS BACK OUT OF THE ROOM AND CLOSE THE DOOR.
|This was the pile on the sewing table when I started|