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Thread: My Sewing-Guest-Happy Place

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    My Sewing-Guest-Happy Place

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    Listen closely and you, too, can hear my sewing room singing Dianne Warwick's song, with a twist of its own:

    I know I'll never LOOK this way again, / so I keep photo-in' on before the good is gone....



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    view from the door

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    from opposite side

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    the third corner with cutting table

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    fourth corner with closet and a favorite poster of a girl sewing


    I'll post close-ups in the next post, in case they won't show up here.

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    I store most fabric in a dresser drawer this way.

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    two more drawers with color "files"

    and a 4th one (not photographed) that houses assorted home dec/apparel/craft fabric and accesssories

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    some Art Bins with WIPs (Works in Progress) plus some oddball stuff

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    I have yet to hang my design wall, but so far it works just propped against the wall.

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    My favorite toy Janome Horizon 8200

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    I used turquoise scrapbook paper, black and white ribbon, and black and white labels to set up a scrap system that works for me.

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    This painting inspired the colors of my sewing room. My grandmother used to sing "His Eye is on the Sparrow" all the time when I was a girl. She was also the grandma who played dolls with me, made doll quilts, and let me choose whatever dolls I wanted to keep when she was in the nursing home. I think of her often when I'm sewing.

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    My ironing table sits at the same level as my sewing machine, so all I do is swivel back and forth to build blocks.
    I do have to get up for cutting large pieces at the cutting table, but that's good. I need to stretch.

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    My machine sits in front of the window, so I get a bird's eye view of the street and I can eavesdrop on the neighbors down there. I'm not nosy, just ....um...observant. That's it. Observant!

    True confession--the adjacent bedroom contains a dresser with a bit of yardage and stuff that I haven't decided what to do with it. It won't get to come back into the Happy Place until it's been properly vetted.

    Hope you enjoyed the little tour of where I love to let the world go by.

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    The Singer 15-91 in the cabinet at the foot of the bed is named Kathryn, for the grandmother who inspired me to sew.

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    ​Very nice!

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    Zozee, you have a very nice set up in your studio/ napping room of ones own!

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    Thanks. I don't understand why the pictures in the latter posts come up saying "attachment" when the preview showed the pictures before I published?

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    I love your lampshade. Looks like you made it from selvages. What a great idea!

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    Zozee-You have a beautiful sewing room, and a nice place to nap!

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    That's a great looking sewing room. No wonder it is your happy place. I like how you labeled your boxes for scraps. That's a fantastic looking sewing machine!

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    A lovely and welcoming room.

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    Very nice "happy place." enjoy!
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    What a great grab of space for your sewing room. I would never want to leave...and like you, I listen to music all the while I am in my sewing space. Thank you for sharing.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    Very nicely done! And so neat and tidy! If only....

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    I absolutely love your sewing space. The color of your walls reminds me of the color I've chosen, "Meringue" with the white trim. This is similar to what I want to accomplish with mine. Thanks for showing. One question though do you send your quilts out to a long armer or do you quilt them yourself and where?

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    Tessagin, thanks. This paint color is (I think) either Banana Custard or Coconut Custard (something like that--very pale yellow) by Behr (Home Depot). The room colors are completely different from the ones in the rest of my house (which are earth tones) and the girliest of all rooms in my male-dominated house!

    I haven't made a quilt larger than about 65x72 or thereabouts, so haven't needed a longarmer. I bought this machine for its 11" throat, which handles that size like a dream, and I have no doubt it could handle larger.

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    I love and need a sewing table like yours for my big Bernina. Do you know what brand it is?
    "May the works of my hands be pleasing in Your sight, O God."
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    Such a beautiful room. It would be my happy place too. Thanks for sharing with us

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    Nice sewing areas and organization.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redpurselady View Post
    I love and need a sewing table like yours for my big Bernina. Do you know what brand it is?
    It's Janome, made for this and other large Janome machines.

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    Your sewing area looks great.
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    Nice Happy Place.
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    What a wonderful big happy room you have. Lucky you, know you will make some wonderful quilts in that great space.

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    Lucky you...lovely space. :-)
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    Wow! It's so neat! I'm not gonna post pics for my sewing room after seeing this. lol

    Very nice (and happy) space.
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