Back in the swing of things

For a person who values stability, I move an awful lot. At the end of September, we made our second major move this year and I’m just now starting to feel like things might return to some semblance of normalcy soon. Sewing has kept me sane (knitting too but lately I’ve been mostly sewing). Here’s how my new sewing studio looked after the movers left:

Sewing room before

And here’s how it looks now:

Sewing room after - view 1

It looked much like this just a few days after the movers left the hot mess you saw in the first picture because I cannot stand moving boxes. So I usually unpack everything in the first week. I had to wait another week or two to have my fabric closet delivered so at that point there were still seven large boxes of fabric in the room. But they sat along one wall and the rest of the studio was usable.

Sewing room after - view 2

I really like sewing in this room. It gets a lot of indirect light most of the day – the bay window faces north. The other two windows face east so they bring in lovely morning sunshine for a couple of hours every day. It feels comfortable to work in here although now that the temperature has dropped outside, I’m noticing a cold draft on my feet. I may need some thick socks or something. It is definitely the coolest room in the house, which is kinda nice because I can have the iron on all day without the room getting too warm.

The first thing I sewed after the move was an apron. I used to have several. Somehow they have all disappeared over the years and moves. And so a new apron was in order.

Apron

Pretty cool, eh? It was a panel I bought at the local quilting store. Easy-peasy. I lined it with a coordinating spiderweb print to make it reversible.

I have other sewing bits to share with you so those will follow in the next post or two.

See you soon!

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10 responses to “Back in the swing of things

  1. That is a gorgeous sewing room!

  2. So glad to see you back! And you unpack like I do, bedrooms, kitchen and then sewing room. Hopefully you will get to stay here for some time!

  3. Wow – I love your sewing room! Maybe a future post can be about how you’ve furnished/equipped it (hint! hint!). Glad to see you’re back.

    • Thank you for the compliment! The furniture is mostly from Ikea but I’ll be happy to give more details about it in an upcoming post.

  4. What a lovely sewing space! Cool apron too.

  5. Your space looks FABULOUS and – as you said – the light is wonderful. Glad you’re having fun in it.

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