Well...I guess I could have titled this post, "There's a Sewing Machine in my Living Room!" But if you're a regular reader, I think you know that our home the Lord has given us is a multi-purpose place where we use every room for whatever we're into at the moment!
Anyway, I thought you might like to see what this room looks like when all of my quilting paraphernalia is set up: My sewing table is a 6-foot Costco foldable table, and it comes in quite handy! I love all the space to spread out and work! The ironing board, positioned at waist level and right by my side, is a real time saver.
The living room actually works out well for my needs. Except...when I'm done with my monthly block, everything needs to be put away--especially when company is coming!
So, it's not ideal at all. There's a lot of mess when everything is out in the open, and there's a lot of toting up and down the stairs when time comes to stash it all. But...I'm so thankful I have a nice sewing machine, and I'm thankful to be taking this class, and I'm thankful for this season of life when I have the time to work on quilting. So, it's all good.
My last Block of the Month class was this past Saturday, and here's the block that I brought to class as my homework assignment--65 individual pieces sewn together--count them--65!!: Funny thing was...last week I was moaning and groaning that I needed to get everything out to make my block. Come to find out, Sarah told me I had already made it immediately after last month's class so it would be done! Woo-Hoo! How could I have forgotten that wonderful piece of news?!
Fast forward to Saturday...after class I received my next month's fabric for Block 6 and guess what I did this week? I've already made September's block!! Woo-Hoo! Maybe I'll remember I sewed it in advance next time! This one only has 45 pieces:In other sewing news...a couple of months ago when I was recuperating from a fall, Hannah organized my fabric stash one day. Here I am just sitting with my feet up and watching her work to get like colors together: I'd venture to say that about 90% of the fabric you see here wasn't purchased. Almost all of it I won on quilting blogs (thank you, blogland!!). Now, that's an inexpensive way to accummulate lots of fabric! Here's another view:Everything is organized much better now (but not in this picture...yet). Hannah made a list of what projects I already have the fabric for, what is in progress, and what I need to start on next. Only thing is...these organized boxes are now upstairs on Costco shelving, and my quilting area is in the living room!
One day I'd love to have a play area like one of these examples on Pinterest. If you've blogged before about your sewing area, even if it's in your living room or on your kitchen table, please leave me a link so I can go check it out!