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Thread: From disaster to woman cave/sewing room

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    Super Member spartan quilter's Avatar
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    From disaster to woman cave/sewing room

    On August 1, of 2011, we had a high wind and rain storm go through our small town, and it snapped the top half off of an evergreen, that was close to our house, landing it on the roof of an addition, cracking the rafters, and making the 2 rooms, office and front room, unusable. We found a contractor that late in the season, to rebuild the roof, and I have finally gotten back into the office and we converted the front room to a woman cave/sewing room.
    This picture is of the evergreen that snapped.Name:  2011-Cell phone pictures-8.1.2011 003.jpg
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    Another picture of the tree from the north side.
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    This next picture shows the stained glass window in the front room, and the suspended ceiling hanging suspended. lol
    Sorry about that, but my picture was taken before I adjusted my pic size, so no picture, so on to the rest.
    This first picture shows the closet where I have storage units and fabric and the china cabinet holds smaller pieces of fabric, like fat quarters, etc.
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    This next pic is where I do my cutting, have the TV, and all the drawers are full of my projects.
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    The next one is sewing central, with the blue one being a Bel Aire of my Mom's, also have a kenmore and a bernina, and all machines are used. I made an ironing board that rests between the 2 desks, and is easily used from whatever machine I am using.
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    The next one is my easy chair, where I do my hand quilting, also showing my design wall, with some of my DJ blocks and part of a dresden plate quilt.
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    And the last one is back to my little closet with storage units and the door coming into the room. Hope you have enjoyed my little tour, because, believe me, I am really enjoying my woman cave/sewing room.
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    Last edited by spartan quilter; 07-02-2012 at 01:31 PM.
    A home is built of peace and love,
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    So sorry about your house, the end result is beautiful!!!!!!

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    great woman cave! glad it all worked out well.
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    So sorry to hear about the damage but woohoo on the female cave.
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    Sorry about your house and I am Sooooooooooo jealous of the new woman cave.

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    How Cheery! I'm on my way now to put a notch in a tree...

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    Ditto... Sorry about the house

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    Maybe the next wind storm here will topple a palm tree, hmmmm? Love your sewing room!

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    You have a great room to work in! I love the men's tie quilt.
    I don't want to brag but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.

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    I love happy endings. I love the yellow walls!

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    Just wonderful, great job and thank you for sharing, seems you made out in the end. Room is terrific.
    Have a Blessed day
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    Quote Originally Posted by GagaSmith View Post
    You have a great room to work in! I love the men's tie quilt.
    Thanks for the comment, the tie quilt was made by my sister-in-law, from my Dad's ties, after he passed away. I can look at it and see ties that he wore all the time. I would never attempt something like that. She is a much more gifted quilter than I am. I am so grateful to have it.

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    Beautiful!

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    What a great space. Sorry it took such a disaster to get there.
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    Yeah for the woman cave! Looks great
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    Wow...that foilage really did some damage. Glad you regrouped and fixed so well...whew!

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    So sorry about the damage to the house, but I see you made lemonade out of lemons and came up with a wonderful room. Enjoy. You deserve it.

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    this is what I call a happy accident

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    nice and bright and cheery woman cave. i love it. thanks for sharing

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    Ummm, I want one ... I am sorry about your house. But your cave is great!
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    I really like your woman cave.

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    Sorry for your disaster but your room looks so nice.

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    Very nice sewing area!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    WOW!!! Looks like you have an awesome room, I'm so jealous!!
    Marie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Material Witness View Post
    How Cheery! I'm on my way now to put a notch in a tree...
    LOL! Great idea!
    When you sleep under a quilt, you sleep under a blanket of love.

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