Last week we both were still suffering from that bothersome coughing cold virus that is making the rounds.
|one of my quilts, a folding screen, and a set of full-length shutters|
give me places to pin up notes to myself and inspiration for projects
Thankfully, we survived it and then were able to move furniture from the main floor to the basement and from the basement to the main floor! Whaaaat?!
|my sewing buddy supervised the room arrangement|
Yes, that's exactly what we did with our new-found strength after weeks of coughing and blowing our noses.
|needlework books and magazines|
You see, although I had a HUGE area in the basement to sew, it was on concrete and below ground (not even a daylight or walk-out style basement) and the lack of natural light plays havoc with my happiness levels. I'm one of those people who needs sunny days for a sunny disposition. Too many cloudy days makes me feel cloudy.
|Examples from previous projects inspire me|
Beloved paid good money for more electricity and lighting but I just couldn't get myself down there to sew below ground. Then my lack of creativity got me down.
|Beloved built the sewing tables years ago to suit my ergonomic needs|
(I'm short and needed tables with shorter legs)
So over the span of two days we dismantled the guest room and moved it down to the unfinished basement and brought up nearly everything from below to the main floor.
|larger pieces of fabric are stored in the closet|
by color groups
We seldom have overnight guests (in the nearly 3 years in this house, our guest room has been used by only 4 people), so when those occasions arise, we will do all we can to make them comfortable in a cavernously-large basement. They will have to plan ahead to climb stairs to reach a bathroom. Maybe we will finish off that area, sometime. Maybe.
|Threads are kept on a closet wall, out of the bright light and dust.|
I am also just steps away from my study, the laundry room, a bathroom, and the kitchen. As I like to say, I can do quick things in the sewing room while I'm waiting for water to boil!
|Wall space is reserved for the "design wall", yet to be done|
Yes, the total square footage is probably 1/3 of what I had in the basement, so careful storage options are a necessity. But I like to tackle that kind of thing, so it's just a challenge, not an obstacle.
I have to say that the new sewing room is my new favorite place in The Brown Bungalow!
|sewing machine cover made by my mother|
|some of my sewing room friends|