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Torn between two lovers - errr ... rooms. I meant rooms!

Torn between two lovers - errr ... rooms. I meant rooms!

Old 07-09-2013, 10:18 AM
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Just a little levity for Monday morning. ;-)

So here's the deal. In a couple weeks, my little poaching spare "son" (my son's best friend who's been living with us for the last year) goes off to college, so I will have a spare bedroom in the house. Currently, my studio is part of the master bedroom, which is H U G E, but with bedroom furniture, not very conducive to much more than keeping my large sewing table in it permanently. I could also use some of the wall space for storage. I'm not sure which of the two secondary bedrooms I will end up with, as we've told my son he can use either for his room going forward. His room is oddly shaped, but my daughter insists it's bigger than the room the spare has now (it was her room before she moved out, so I'm not sure if she is the best judge LOL).

I NEED to move my computer desk from our master to the spare room as I work from home often and my day starts much earlier than my husband's, and I'm considering putting my cutting table and some fabric/notions storage in it as well. But I'm not sure how well it will work out if my sewing machine isn't in there as well. If you've had your supplies and machines between two rooms, how has it worked out for you? I'm tempted to try putting all of my sewing/quilting things in one room, but I'm pretty sure it won't all fit.

I'm open to suggestions - the only thing that's not on the table is moving our bed to the spare room - my husband won't go for it. LOL I have a large desk, a large sewing table and a cutting table, plus I will need lots of room for storage. The spare room I think I'll have is about 11x14-ish. My husband thinks I should leave the sewing table/machine in our room and move the desk and cutting table.

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Old 07-09-2013, 10:30 AM
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I'd use the very largest room for quilting, and bedroom in smaller room, as all you do in it is sleep, any way that is all I do in mine LOL
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by leaha View Post
I'd use the very largest room for quilting, and bedroom in smaller room, as all you do in it is sleep, any way that is all I do in mine LOL
I would, if I could get my husband to agree to it. And I think if it was just the two of us, he would agree. But our college age son will still be at home so it's not likely I can get my DH to agree to moving into the smaller room. /sigh I've tried that already and he's not at all enthusiastic about it. The rooms ARE very close together but still ... he likes the privacy of the larger room with a bath en suite. I'm not giving up but I don't know that I will prevail.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:32 AM
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Definitely the largest room. That's what I wish I had done!!
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:34 AM
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Promise DH whatever he might want so you could do your sleeping in a little room and your other activities in the big room?
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:36 AM
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Having the machine and cutting table in separate rooms will encourage you to get up and move more when you are sewing. I know I get in a zone where I could sit in one spot and work all day if it were possible. I purposely keep my ironing board across the room for that reason. After so many years of trying to do it all on the dining room table and having to continually take it off for meals I find any dedicated space wonderful, divided or not.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:45 AM
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I think you should listen to your husband. AFTER ALL, HE IS NUMBER ONE, RIGHT? Do whatever else to sew. Sewing should be after husband. Just my opinion, and I've been married 65 yrs. and still in love.
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I think you should listen to your husband. AFTER ALL, HE IS NUMBER ONE, RIGHT? Do whatever else to sew. Sewing should be after husband. Just my opinion, and I've been married 65 yrs. and still in love.
Wow - 65 years!!!! And still in love - awesome!!!!

You are probably right on this one - - -
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:03 AM
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Why don't you measure both rooms and sketch the lay outs on grid paper? Measure your furniture with twine/string. See where each piece of furniture might fit.. take photos to help place your storage.
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I guess I'm lucky. I have half of our basement, and I need all of the room I get! It has lots of light, which is really a necessity. Though, if I had to divide it up, I'd put the ironing board and machine in one room, preferably the one with the most light. You could have a small cutting table beside your machine. Your work desk and "stash" could go in another room.
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