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Thread: A New Zealand Sewing Room

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    What a wonderful room. You are so neat. I want to be but just can't seem to keep it up...a charter flaw I guess, messy mind :D :wink:

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    I agree very nice and I just love the cats.

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    great! crazy question? Do you like your sewing machine that high? Are you a tall person.

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    Great room. It looks cozy and fun to play in :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    LOL

    Anyone travelling over here will be more than welcome. They will, however, be frisked upon leaving! lol
    Frisked? Oh no! I'm ticklish! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaR
    great! crazy question? Do you like your sewing machine that high? Are you a tall person.
    Actually I'm quite short... only 5'4" in shoes. I find that I hunch over it at normal height, to see what I'm doing, and end up with a killer sore neck and shoulders.
    By raising the machine I've stopped hunching over it. I had it sitting on a couple of phone books, which was highly unstable, so my partner made me a little wooden shelf, and it has a drawer to hide bits and pieces in.

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    I love your room. And, yes, children need to learn to share -- especially if their mother's sanity depends on her having her own sewing room :roll: :roll:

    Love the cat appliques!! Where did you get the pattern(s)?

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    Very, very nice I trying to figure out how all of you gal's who have put pictures of their sewing rooms keep them so clean? Hey! mine never looks that clean I wouldn't let anyone take a picture of it fabric on the daybed. Pieces of fabric on the floor it's well used.

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    Great room Chicken! It's so bright and has everything you need. Love all your projects, blue and white quilt and kitties, etc. I'll show mine off oneday when I ever get my stash organized.

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    I love the stash cabinet.. having your own sewing room to me is a godsend.. my friend has to use the dining room and every day its picking stuff up dragging stuff out.. that would make me crazy.. I pray the every quilter everywhere will one day have thier own sewing room:)

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    It makes life so much easier having your own space. I'm now eyeing up the bigger bedroom and thinking of shifting the kids in here instead! LOL
    The benefit of being in a small room though is that I *have* to keep it fairly tidy. So it's forcing me to be more organised and not have too much out at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    I have things like batting and backing fabrics stacked in our bedroom, that saves on room. And my quilting frame has to be set up on the dining room table, but I can live with that! lol
    So, it's like my DH says. You've taken up the whole house with your quilting. :lol:

    My "sewing" room is 12 x 12, but I have other things going in there as well. The closet houses out of season clothing, WIPs, hopeful projects, batting, Christmas decorations, etc, etc, etc. The armoire houses books, office supplies. Our home files are in there as well as my scrapbooking things. I could never air my pictures to you people. I have only a path to different areas of the room. AND THEN, I have Rubbermaids (holding some of my stash) in our bedroom. [I've read that one's bedroom should not be used for storage. It causes insomnia. It's no wonder I'm an insomniac!] :lol:

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    my DH complains sometimes....everyroom has either a quilt or one in progress...my chair has its own little pile "to be done"....I don't complain about his garage. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaR
    my DH complains sometimes....everyroom has either a quilt or one in progress...my chair has its own little pile "to be done"....I don't complain about his garage. LOL
    I hear ya, LindaR. :wink:

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    I'm lucky.... being a tradesman my partner is a great believer in having the right tools for the job, and having a good workspace.

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    i think you've made a dreadful mistake.

    that is not a new zealand sewing room. that is a new jersey sewing room. somehow it got lost along the way. give it back. now. :evil:

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    wayyyy cool room!! Your cat project is looking really great too! THank much for sharing!! I'll post mine soon too..Skeat

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    i think you've made a dreadful mistake.

    that is not a new zealand sewing room. that is a new jersey sewing room. somehow it got lost along the way. give it back. now. :evil:
    LMAO

    Ok... but I'm gunna need some more stamps to send it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
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    Blue: I notice your wood sewing machine case...what kind of machine is under that gorgeous oak case? I ask because I have a White machine in that exact case that my grandmother gave me in 1964...she used the machine to earn her living as a seamstress after her first husband died. She sewed for 30 years AFTER she had it converted from a treadle to electric. I'd love to see your machine and know it's history, age, etc.

    I love your bright, cheery sewing room...it's so NEAT and orderly. I have a wonderful room but it mostly looks like a bomb went off in it when I wasn't looking!

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    Nice room I love it.

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    "My sewing room is generally quite tidy, because it's so small".


    i would rather work in a closet in the dark with under-the-bed-monsters coming at me from all angles than to share my space with anyone. anyone.
    i don't mind taking some of their space. but don't take mne. :twisted: LOL.

    (i never worked and played well with others. i accomplished much more that way :oops: :oops: )

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    "My sewing room is generally quite tidy, because it's so small".


    i would rather work in a closet in the dark with under-the-bed-monsters coming at me from all angles than to share my space with anyone. anyone.
    i don't mind taking some of their space. but don't take mne. :twisted: LOL.

    (i never worked and played well with others. i accomplished much more that way :oops: :oops: )
    I love the part about sharing your space with no one. :lol: Well, I share my space with the other monsters of ME. My scrapping self, my tutoring self, my sewing self (quilting AND volunteer self).

    I envy :mrgreen: the person who can keep a small space neat and uncluttered. PLEASE TELL ME HOW !! :roll:

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    never knew the answer to that question. and it's too late to figure it out now. i'm stuck in the 'sloppy' rut. and loving every minute of it :)

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    Wonderful wall hanging of Red Square in your avatar. We visited Russia a couple of years ago and I would love to do one. Do you have a connection for the pattern or did you do it freehand? Hello from the Southern California desert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fish92241
    Wonderful wall hanging of Red Square in your avatar. We visited Russia a couple of years ago and I would love to do one. Do you have a connection for the pattern or did you do it freehand? Hello from the Southern California desert.
    Hi dude! :-)

    The pattern is a Carol Doak's one, free for personal use from her website. I love the effect of the diamond/square in the middle, especially on black background.

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