If I could do as much as I did yesterday for three or four more days, I would have that sewing room in pretty good order. One problem is that there are so many tubs of yarn in there and there’s no other place to put it. The back wall is about three tubs deep, floor to ceiling with tubs of yarn. Not much I can do about so . . I live with that and try to organize the rest.
I had not wanted a recliner and my main reason for not wanting one was because the lamp that I like . . I like it best when it’s sitting at my feet hanging over the work I’m doing so if I have a recliner and if I put the feet up, the lamp is in the way. If I bring the lamp to where the base is under the extended foot section, which is ideal, I can’t close the recliner because the lamp is too heavy to move from the sitting position. Oh, the problems I have, right? 🙂
We walked into the furniture store and I told the lady “I need a chair for cross stitching. I don’t want a recliner. I don’t want a rocker. I want a regular chair with lower, narrow arms, kinda firm, not mushy. She looked at me like she wanted to say “Lady! Do you know how hard it is to get ANYTHING these days. Take what you can get!” I tried the few chairs they had and nothing was what I was looking for. Vince walked back to the recliners and said “Come see this one!” I did and I loved it. The chair is narrow . . I don’t feel like I’m sitting in a giant chair at a tourist place waiting for my picture to be taken. It swivels, which I thought I didn’t want but I realized I can put the lamp where I want it, open out the feet part of the recliner, put my foot on the floor and swivel myself into position with the lamp. Then when I’m ready to get up, I put my foot down and swivel myself away from the lamp and put the feet down. Perfect! Bought the chair and they delivered it yesterday but I already showed you that.
The Storage Tray:
Someone had mentioned a rolling three level cart from Michael’s so I ordered that and had it delivered. For some reason, probably because I never read the fine print, I thought the trays were plastic but they’re metal and it was super easy to put together (for Vince). For $29.99, I may wish I’d bought two of these.
In the photo, you can see one whole shelf unit and part of another one. I have seven of these, along with two large book cases in the sewing room. I did get some of the fabric together by colors. It’s two layers deep with like colors behind the front stack. I also have almost an entire shelf of Moda Marbles, another self of batiks, and then less of the following but I keep the like type fabrics together: Christmas, novelty, stripes, 30’s reproduction, patriotic, batik, and that’s all I can remember.
In Texas I had four of these units for fabric, along with one smaller one. I think by keeping it packed tightly, I’m going to only need four shelves for fabric. In Texas, I had two of the units in another closet and that’s where the quilts were all stored along with, along with other quilting related items – pantographs, thread, batting, and sewing machine.
One unit has quilts that are quilted and need binding, tops to be quilted, and fabric for making tops (knits) and other fabrics for making clothes.
I would love to get rid of one or two of these shelf units. That would make a huge difference in the sewing room. I don’t see it happening any time soon but that’s my goal.
Cross Stitch Storage:
This shelf is where I plan to place wicker baskets (or whatever I can find) and I’m thinking I’ll need three or four for cross stitching charts and three or four for linen. I may make some liners for the baskets that will hold the linen. For the charts, I’m going to put them together by designer. Of course, there will be multiple designers per basket.
For the linen, I plan to keep it according to count. 40 and 36 count will probably each take up their own basket, then the lower counts will probably all fit together in one basket.
Today we’re going to pick more blueberries and hopefully go by somewhere that has the baskets I want so I can come home and, after getting the blueberries rinsed and in the freezer, I can work more in the sewing room.