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Thread: New and Improved Sewing 'Room'

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    Well, I've been busy this evening, I decided that the area of my living room where I have got my sewing/cutting/pressing/laptop set up is not good, not enough space, too cluttered etc. I do have a spare bedroom, but I prefer to keep my quilting workspace in the living room has it has more power outlets, tv etc. Plus the spare room is for the cats!

    So I have re-arranged everything in the living room, added in a desk I have that was not being used, bought a table top ironing board for pressing, and I think it is much better. Have not tested it out practically yet (Fri night is my relax, unwind and have a glass of wine and watch tv night) but I am raring to go tomorrow to carry on with the quilted kitty window seat cushion in my new set up. Before and after pics here...what do you think?

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    i think i'd like to see those pics :lol:

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    Here we go...

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    LILIES I BOUGHT MYSELF FOR MY BIRTHDAY LAST WEEK
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    I would like to visit your room, it looks very cozy and fresh, nice to work in, I also would like your ironing board. Hope you get lots done.

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    Very nice!!! How are you liking that new machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgshaw
    Very nice!!! How are you liking that new machine?
    Loving it thanks! Got quite a bit done on Wednesday night, it was luxury to use. Nothing fancy, just so much smoother and more reliable than the old one. But don't worry the old one is going back to my parents house tomorrow, its not getting thrown away, bless it.

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    That looks good, I wish my room was bigger so i could sew in it. I use a bedroom.....I like to be out where stuff is going on. I like your lilies to....gee where are the kitties not in the pictures lol :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth Camp
    That looks good, I wish my room was bigger so i could sew in it. I use a bedroom.....I like to be out where stuff is going on. I like your lilies to....gee where are the kitties not in the pictures lol :wink:
    Heehee Ruth...look closely on the 'before' pic, under the table and you will see Satchmo! They had hidden away for the after pic though...to them, furniture being moved around usually means the vacuum cleaner is abou to come out, which they hate, so they ran away. But I can assure you that they have since come back out, have inspected the new set up and approve. As I type, Satchmo is lying on the cutting board and Kitchen is under the table trying to eat my toes!

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    Np stopping you now Pretty kitty....glad you are getting to grips with your new machine....but I have a question...why did you call the cat kitchen??? :D

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    Nice cozy area. It looks to clean and neat though to be a sewing area. Get to work!

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    Cozy and inviting to work in kitty.

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    You have such a pretty house Pretty Kitty! Nice job moving the sewing machine away from the heater too. You wouldn't want to be quilting and have that get to close! I love the extra space you've allowed for yourself! You'll be so glad to have it.

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    Your arrangement looks great. You are going to love sewing there.

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    Beautiful lillies! Your space looks well organized. Isn't it great to have a place to leave your machine set up? :wink: I forget some of us are not so lucky because my DH has spoiled me. My MIL has to get her machine out each time and pack it back up because she just doesn't have the room.

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    Very organized. And HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! Your lillies are beautiful!

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    I like it alot. It looks real cozy. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Np stopping you now Pretty kitty....glad you are getting to grips with your new machine....but I have a question...why did you call the cat kitchen??? :D
    Well, I like to be different! I read a book once where the main character had a ginger cat called Kitchen, and it stuck with me. No real reason for it, I just thought it was unusual and funny.

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    Looks very cozy. Did you're kitties help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrettyKitty
    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Np stopping you now Pretty kitty....glad you are getting to grips with your new machine....but I have a question...why did you call the cat kitchen??? :D
    Well, I like to be different! I read a book once where the main character had a ginger cat called Kitchen, and it stuck with me. No real reason for it, I just thought it was unusual and funny.
    It's a cute name Kitty kitchen....I had a cat called Heinz, we got him from a Mrs. Bean!! :roll: :lol:

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    Thanks Izy. ANd Suzie, the cats were not helpful at all, but they did come out and inspect after I was done moving things around.

    I have since spent some time working in my new set up and it is great! So much easier to work in and nice to have the space.

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    Very nice.

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    Very nice. Enjoy.

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