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Thread: New and Improved Sewing 'Room' - Mark III

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    I was just busily sewing away, thinking how well my new sewing room is working out when I gasped out loud in horror when I realised I hadn't shown it to you all! So sorry, but here we go.

    I was thinking it would be nice to have a bit more room for a cutting/ironing surface....so, some measurements taken, some eBay shopping for a trestle table and some logisitics planning later, and my new sewing set up is done!

    Before I had it all in the living room, as per the first pic. My spare room was just a wardrobe, bookshelves, chest of drawers and the cat's 'bedroom' (they have to go in a large cage at night otherwise they play up all night and keep me and the downstairs neighbours awake)

    So the cats 'bedroom' has now moved into the kitchen, and the spare room has become the sewing room. It works out great and I seem t be getting more done now I have a more spacious, comfortable area to work in! The cats like it too as they can sit and sleep on the chair next to me or sit on the windowsill and watch me.

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    more pics

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    finally...

    Thats nice Satchmo, thanks!
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    Mary, How fun for you that you now have a dedicated room for quilting. Congrats and thanks for sharing it with us. I love the view out your window too.

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    How lovely! I like the view also! The cats seem to especially enjoy it too! Isn't it wonderful having furry companions share our lives! :lol:

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    Great room and view - love your helpers!

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    Don't you just love having the ability to walk out, shut the door and know that everything will be right where you left it when you come back? It's the best. I love your view. Well, except for that last picuture!

    Cats! :lol: Gotta love 'em! I wish we had a "cat cage" for night time purposes. I am sleep deprived! We have no place that we can lock the cat in at night because he just opens the doors and goes where he wants! He is such a trouble maker! But we love him!

    Thanks for the sewing room show and tell!

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    What a great room! WTG!
    Love that picture of Satchmo....he's saying....Look Mom, can you do this? lol

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    How lovely to have your very own quilting room! A new sanctuary!

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    The natural lighting is priceless! There's nothing like your own sewing space!

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    Perfect, good light and you can see whats going on and more roomy and able to spread out
    :D happy for you :wink:

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    That first picture cracked me up! It looks like the cat thinks the sewing foot is a mouse. See his tail .. all ruffled up.

    I am glad you claimed the cat's room as your own. They don't seem to mind at all...LoL! This must make you extremely happy to have your sewing where you can walk out and leave it. I remember what it was like to have to straighten up so dinner could be served, or company coming over, or whatever!

    Congratulations on your new place to sew. I am sure you love it!

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    Very nice! It's so great to have your "own" room for all your sewing stuff!

    And your kitties are so cute!!!

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    I really like the L-shape work area you have, and that gave me the idea to rearrange where I have the sewing table. And, I love the view you have. It's been a dream of mine to move to (or least visit) the UK. I recently moved into my youngest son's old bedroom (OMG, I miss him!) and put a large drafting table in to do my cutting and piecing on. I simply will not show pictures until I get more organized because it looks like a warehouse right now... Looks like you have very strict supervisors keeping their eyes on you. :lol:

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    Thanks for sharing. :D Isn't it great to have a place for your things and you don't have to be putting them away all the time. The cats seem to have adjusted very well and don't mind sharing with you.
    Nice window for light and you can keep an eye on whats happening in the neighborhood while you sew away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    What a great room! WTG!
    Love that picture of Satchmo....he's saying....Look Mom, can you do this? lol
    Is that his back leg or his tail? Either way, I can't do that!!! never could! :D

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    Don't we looooove our sewing rooms? Nice to have visitors, WHEN we want them :D

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    Wow, what a difference, and the cats have settled in nicely. Love your new room

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    Hey, you've got my little ironing board!!! Ikea - 4 euros!

    Great sewing room and thanks for the view of a bit of the 'old country', oh and Satchmo's bum! Lovely! LOL

    K x

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    Very nice. Your fur babies think it is nice too.

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    Perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    What a great room! WTG!
    Love that picture of Satchmo....he's saying....Look Mom, can you do this? lol
    Is that his back leg or his tail? Either way, I can't do that!!! never could! :D
    :lol: It's his back leg sticking up in the air! And I can't do that either!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Hey, you've got my little ironing board!!! Ikea - 4 euros!

    Great sewing room and thanks for the view of a bit of the 'old country', oh and Satchmo's bum! Lovely! LOL

    K x
    Yup, I love IKEA! 3 here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222
    That first picture cracked me up! It looks like the cat thinks the sewing foot is a mouse. See his tail .. all ruffled up.

    I am glad you claimed the cat's room as your own. They don't seem to mind at all...LoL! This must make you extremely happy to have your sewing where you can walk out and leave it. I remember what it was like to have to straighten up so dinner could be served, or company coming over, or whatever!

    Congratulations on your new place to sew. I am sure you love it!
    You got it exactly right! So nice to have my dining table back!

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    He reminds me of the cat in "Shrek" everyone in the theater cracked up laughing when he did that LOL

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