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Thread: Sewing Rooms, Half Here, Half There

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    Sewing Rooms, Half Here, Half There

    I am in the process of moving in with my boyfriend, I have a sewing room at my house and he has offered up his upstairs loft for my sewing room, the problem is, he still has a roomate, and part of his music equipment is in the loft, plus a full size couch and loveseat.

    I have moved two machines, and just picked up my long sewing table last night, and my hanging thread holders....I still have my cutting table and a whole bookcase full of fabric at my house. We did pick out a paint color to paint the loft, a beautiful, cheery yellow.... It's just making me a little crazy that I don't have it all in one place and organized!

    I don't want to be intrusive either and move all of the music stuff out, since this roomate has lived there for 5 years. Although he is probably going to move out the end of August or September.

    Have any of you ever had this situation, where you are half in one place and half in another? I have been quilting and have bought some new tubs to keep the fabric that I have here in, so I can put it under the table out of the way. Guess I'm just in a hurry to be back to normal in a sewing room.... Any suggestions?
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    I would organize what I really need with the room I have now and then when his roomate moves - September is just a few months away, you can finish out your plan. All you really need to start is your sewing machine (cabinet and 1 machine) and a place where you can put your iron up. You can always do your major cutting down on the kitchen counter (good height) and then put a small cutting mat up on your sewing cabinet for small cutting.

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    Have either of you discussed this with the room mate? He may be willing to move his stuff to 1 side of the loft for now.
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    My question is, Why doesn't your boy friend move into your place? Then you wouldn't have had to move all your stuff, and if the relationship doesn't last, you still have your place and he can go find his own again.
    Just from one who has been their!

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    Just went through that several weeks ago. I moved into my boyfriend's house since I had a 2/2 condo (it was sold, I was the tenant). So in btwn moving I couldn't move anything since I was packing my stuff at my place. Finally after the move I started to unpack but the sewing room was last since I wanted to spend more time and attention to it. I just started sewing up again, especially when I bought a new Babylock Melody before I moved and started using it last weekend. I'm glad I waited though since I can do things w/o trying to figure out if I left something behind or lost! Ask his roommate if he nicely put his musical attire somewhere in the meantime.

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    My sympathy. I am in the long slooow process of moving too. We are in the process of relocating permanently to our "weekend" house. I've moved enough that I can sew here --- but I'll warn you about this, if you don't move it all - everything you need will be in the other place, no matter where you are or what it is. Do try not to move everything willy nilly, If you can do it slowly you stand a chance of being able to find it.

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    I wouldn't move. I want my things and don't trust enough to see if "it" will work out. I need my space. My heart is too easily broken. I have to protect me. I been married 42 years to the same man. I didn't think we would make it 1 year. lol Good luck relationships are hard at best. But with out some kind of contract to protect you could lose a lot more than just time.

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    Sewing space for me is so essential I would not have made the move without the room mates stuff being gone and the attic painted, but now that you are 'between' I completely agree with Country 1 - have you talked about it. If you can't talk about it - you might want to consider moving back to where you were.

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    I'll come at this question from a different angle. I go from Ontario to south Fl every winter . Yes, I sew in each
    house. I keep machine, fabric, rulers,bd, cutter, scissors etc each place. Sometimes I forget certain fabric at other
    place but I am getting better after many yrs. Many snowbirds or summer cottage people are used to this moving
    and they make it work. Keeping a list of whats at each place helps the organizing. Some ladies do as I used to and
    sew in small spaces like a camper.

    You alone know your circumstances re: boy friend. Move music stuff to a corner --cover with sheets and try to
    ignore til guy takes it away. Keeps the peace that way. good luck !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeananne View Post
    I am in the process of moving in with my boyfriend, I have a sewing room at my house and he has offered up his upstairs loft for my sewing room, the problem is, he still has a roomate, and part of his music equipment is in the loft, plus a full size couch and loveseat.

    I have moved two machines, and just picked up my long sewing table last night, and my hanging thread holders....I still have my cutting table and a whole bookcase full of fabric at my house. We did pick out a paint color to paint the loft, a beautiful, cheery yellow.... It's just making me a little crazy that I don't have it all in one place and organized!

    I don't want to be intrusive either and move all of the music stuff out, since this roomate has lived there for 5 years. Although he is probably going to move out the end of August or September.

    Have any of you ever had this situation, where you are half in one place and half in another? I have been quilting and have bought some new tubs to keep the fabric that I have here in, so I can put it under the table out of the way. Guess I'm just in a hurry to be back to normal in a sewing room.... Any suggestions?
    I have learned from a past experience, I would never live with anyone unless it was in my home. In a past experience I moved in with someone, gave up all my comforts only to find a year later he found someone he liked better and I had to move out. I had sold my comfortable home and gave up a lot of things I hated to get rid of...Lesson learned for me.......I wish you all the luck there is..........

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