The sewing room isn’t going to be free of boxes any time soon but we made some amazing progress this weekend.
First, and most worrisome to me, is getting the longarm put back together and working properly. Vince and Chad got the table set up. All we have left, as far as the longarm, is to get the machine head on, get the rollers in place and get everything hooked up.
Next, getting the shelving units assembled and put up has to be done before I can get boxes unpacked. This above picture is of the shelving units in Texas when we were just moving in there. I had fabric on these three units and on one more that was on an end but even these units had some food storage on them so I’m going to have more shelves now. I have six shelving units here.
There are two units here and these two are actually going to be turned “the other” way. Right now, they’re back to back and are going east to west but they’re actually going to be placed back to back, north and south. Probably makes no sense but I’ll show more pictures after it’s all set up. There’s not enough room right now to turn them the way they’re supposed to be — too many boxes! Folded fabric (off the bolt) will go on these shelves.
These units are where they’re supposed to be – two, end to end, going north and south and one on the end going east and west.
Here I was just trying to organize by color, somewhat, in order to get the bolts where they need to be. Probably in someone else’s home would be best! 🙂
I think there may be one more box of bolts of fabric. Then it will be getting all the folded stuff put away.
A blurry picture (sorry) of a unit at the end of the room. The longarm gets moved down once we have boxes moved. I’m hoping to not have to put fabric on this unit, except maybe bolts on the bottom shelf where I already have a few bolts. I would like to use this shelf for quilts in progress. Until the piecing is finished, everything is kept in a plastic box. Once the piecing is all finished, it goes onto another shelf, then once the quilting is done and it’s waiting for binding it goes onto the top shelf.
I have a feeling that by this evening or tomorrow morning, my hands are going to be sore from grabbing all those bolts, pulling them out of the boxes and placing them on the shelves. Until I get the bolts under control, I can’t start on the folded pieces. Once I see if there’s going to be any leftover space on the shelves, maybe I can store some yarn tubs on some of the shelves.
I’m so ready to be able to sit down and sew, or at least know I can if I wanted to.