Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Changing Rooms

There were big changes made yesterday.
I've been struggling in my room for a while, it was over crowded with the quilting frame dominating the space. This week Mr H and I are both off work and both intent on doing our own thing, together at home. Well, he caught me moving into the kitchen with my cutting mat, iron and bucket of scrap fabrics.I explained my problem, it's something we have discussed often and he always suggests that I move my sewing room into the sun room, and I explain that that wouldn't work for me. There is no storage, it just isn't the right room for a sewing room. Well yesterday he got his tape measure out and started measuring this and that, then came up with,why don't we move the frame?
It fits.
It's a bit of a squish getting through the door, but it is accessible from both sides, with plenty of room 
to move around on either side.
And I'll have wonderful views of the garden.
Of course there is no room to sit in there any more, but I was the only one who did anyway.
So, that has really opened up my wee room again.
In the my efforts to declutter and open things up I took the majority of the teddies and toys down off the shelves and up went one or two decorative items.
There is room for an ironing board again! So my stitchy step count will fall somewhat as I no longer run out to the bedroom or the hall to press seams!
All of the manoverings created a spare arm chair, so it was tucked into the window, what a lovely place to sit and read, I won't miss the sun room in the afternoons and of course there is a comfy seat if he wishes to visit with me, or any visitor. Belle spent some time on it yesterday.
A secondhand desk was acquired last night and up went Naomi Janome.
It's a much better option than my old white table as it has a greater surface area and is also lower than the table.
It took nearly all day to get things sorted as they are now, so himself was unable to 'get another brew down'! I think that is what he had intended to do, before I took over the kitchen as a cutting station. LOL So today he is busy, getting down with his second brew. A stout this time he tells me.
The first one was a bitter. Yep, I can attest to that!
So while he putters about, taking up the whole kitchen, I'll be in my newly arranged room playing with my new sewing machine,
Making some more itty bitty stars, for my itty bitty quilt top.
Then maybe I'll get on a put together the itty bitty boats I cut yesterday, before the big change was suggested and happened.
There is a nasty storm heading our way, right up off the southern ice, it's bringing snow with it and some nasty winter weather. A good week to be able to stay at home warm and cosy and spend time with my dear, as we craft the week away.
My secret cross stitch is growing and I'm over the half way mark. I'm really pleased with it.
As I'm sure you all understand, I have the next three or four cross stitch projects all kitted and ready to go! But there is another gift to stitch first. I should be able to share that one with you though. And of course, now that my room is feeling more comfortable, I should be spending more time in there too.


AnnieO said...

Nice sunny room to quilt in, great switcheroo! Sweet blocks and such a nice sewing room set up now. Have fun stitching!

Chookyblue...... said...

great work.........all sorted.......

Chookyblue...... said...

it looks much easier to wort out...........

Gari in AL said...

It is really nice to have a dedicated quilting room. I have one and when I go in there I know exactly what is expected of me. I also have a sewing room and then there is the cutting, ironing, and knitting room. I am one lucky girl, just like you.