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Thread: Redoing the annex, as we call it.

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    Redoing the annex, as we call it.

    My LA resides in the room next to my sewing room. I discovered that standing at the machine for any length of time gets my lower back and hip going something awful.

    So we (hubby and I) decided to build a table with my Bailey recessed into it. I spent the day taking down my LA frame and will move it into the garage for storage. Until we decided what to do with it.

    I will post some pictures tomorrow with what I have accomplished so far in the room. I am rearranging some things in there, adding some wooden crates for book and fabric storage. We bought the crates at Micheal's.

    And I think we have also decided to rename the Annex......it's new name is the "Quilting room" to go along with my "Sewing room".
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    Will look forward to those pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katesnanna View Post
    Will look forward to those pics.
    Me, too. I enjoy seeing others' sewing spaces.
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    Sounds really great!

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    I call my room "The Lady Lounge".

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    Love to see pictures of everyones sewing space. Look forward to seeing your pictures.

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    Have you tried using "fatigue" mats on the floor where you stand at your LA? I work in a school cafeteria and it makes a difference if the shoes have good support (try a "walking" tennis shoe - New Balance works for me) The mats we have that are the best are about 1" thick and kind of squishy, I have seen some advertised on TV but if you Google "fatigue mats" I'm sure lots of options would come up.
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    Might also remember that is why we have multiple machines and multiple work areas with many projects to work on. Limit your standing at the machine to 10 - 15 minutes and then move over to piecing for 15 -30 minutes then take a break for 15, and back to standing and so on. Might take longer to get a job done but it is much easier on the body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathyd View Post
    Have you tried using "fatigue" mats on the floor where you stand at your LA? I work in a school cafeteria and it makes a difference if the shoes have good support (try a "walking" tennis shoe - New Balance works for me) The mats we have that are the best are about 1" thick and kind of squishy, I have seen some advertised on TV but if you Google "fatigue mats" I'm sure lots of options would come up.
    Kathyd
    I thought about that but I think this is a better solution. I don't wear shoes in the house..LOL I would rather be barefoot.

    My husband has those mats in his work area, they do make a difference.
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roserips View Post
    Might also remember that is why we have multiple machines and multiple work areas with many projects to work on. Limit your standing at the machine to 10 - 15 minutes and then move over to piecing for 15 -30 minutes then take a break for 15, and back to standing and so on. Might take longer to get a job done but it is much easier on the body.
    Oh great!! confuse me even more........LOL With me it's like that line Dolly Parton had in Steel Magnolias....

    "Doesn't know whether to wind his butt or scratch his watch."

    I usually try and only have 1 maybe 2 projects going at a time.
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)

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    Can't wait to see it.....

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    I think the quilting room is a great name! Can't wait to see the photos. I also move around frequently as I can't sit or stand for long periods but can keep going longer if move. Hmmm...think you wind the watch; some days I'm not sure!

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    Some pictures of the mess so far.

    This is what I did the other day. Installation of the desk is set for Thursday or Friday. After the desk is put in, I can start putting things where they belong. A plus for having the desk in the corner is I will have a nice open area to sandwich quilts. Kola will no doubt be all over the quilts making sure I have pinned them properly.

    The 1st picture is where the desk will be at.
    The 2nd picture is where I decided to start piling things up at...LOL
    The 3rd picture is where an antique hutch is going.
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    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)

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    Can't wait to see pics and your new design for your machine table. Have fun and enjoy it!...
    Wish I could figure out how people keep their rooms so tidy and organized!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Country1 View Post
    Can't wait to see pics and your new design for your machine table. Have fun and enjoy it!...
    Wish I could figure out how people keep their rooms so tidy and organized!
    Country1
    I can't work in a messy area. The table is going in this weekend, just a few minor touch ups left to do. I should be ready to sew in there by late next week.
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)

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