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Thread: Sewing room or NOT

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    Senior Member sew_lulu's Avatar
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    I'm finally at a place where's possible for me to get my own sewing room, but I'm just not that into it.

    all my stuff is there but I rather sew in the dinning room while my child is playing around in the living room.

    Can you believe that I rather drag my sewing stuff down the stairs than sew in this?

    My hubby made this for my birthday before we were married.
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    I completely understand. I have at least 2 bedrooms upstairs I could take over as my sewing room, but I like to be where my family is. I have my sewing room in the family room. We have a formal living room that is really the "family room" and I have turned the family room into the sewing computer room. While I am sewing DH will come in here and use the computer or sit on the couch and read. When the kids come home they will set up their computers in here (most of the time) and we can all talk and visit while computing/sewing.

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    That is a very nice room :D:D:D

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    Before my kids left the nest I always sewed/painted in the loungeroom so I could be involved with them as well.

    Now I use my son's bedroom (converted to my sewing/craft room since he left) during the day and still sew in the loungeroom of an evening when my DH is home.

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    I understand completely, however hang on to that room. I think you'll discover that it will only be a moment or two until your child has grown up and left the nest. Enjoy the moment while it's here, and then move into the sewing room! (:

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtHomeSewing
    I understand completely, however hang on to that room. I think you'll discover that it will only be a moment or two until your child has grown up and left the nest. Enjoy the moment while it's here, and then move into the sewing room! (:
    Thanks! I can't believe he will be turning 3 in May! Time sure fly fast when you're having fun!

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    I was just thinking that same thing, seems like a week or so ago...however mine is 26 now. Not sure how that happened so fast, and each year seems to be quicker than the last. It took me quite awhile to realize that God only lent her to us until she was ready for the world. I am so happy that I took every opportunity to enjoy things with her. Sure, I still am "mom" but now it's completely on her terms and times! Makes having that sewing room a blessing now, something to do besides missing her little face running around here! So, hang onto that space, you'll be needing it soon enough! (:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sew_lulu
    I'm finally at a place where's possible for me to get my own sewing room, but I'm just not that into it.

    all my stuff is there but I rather sew in the dinning room while my child is playing around in the living room.

    Can you believe that I rather drag my sewing stuff down the stairs than sew in this?
    Your sewing table looks similiar to the one my DH made for me. It took 40 yrs., but I finally have a beautiful sewing table!

    :-D

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    LOVE that cabinet!!! I can understand, I personally like to be left alone when quilting I get more done. But when it comes to doing others things I like to be around everyone. so if you do your best work in the family room so be it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by STAR
    LOVE that cabinet!!! I can understand, I personally like to be left alone when quilting I get more done. But when it comes to doing others things I like to be around everyone. so if you do your best work in the family room so be it!
    Thanks! I too love my sewing table! I told him that was why I married him! :lol:

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    Fun to have the choice though! And if you ever need to hide away, you know it is there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sew_lulu
    Quote Originally Posted by STAR
    LOVE that cabinet!!! I can understand, I personally like to be left alone when quilting I get more done. But when it comes to doing others things I like to be around everyone. so if you do your best work in the family room so be it!
    Thanks! I too love my sewing table! I told him that was why I married him! :lol:
    LOL!!

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    Love the cabinet. I sew in a dedicated room that my family now calls the black hole - I go in and lose all track of time. I can sure see that with a young one around it's better to be where the action is. Besides - they do grow too quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marjpf
    Love the cabinet. I sew in a dedicated room that my family now calls the black hole - I go in and lose all track of time. I can sure see that with a young one around it's better to be where the action is. Besides - they do grow too
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    Thanks! I believe he said it was cherry wood.

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    I would love to have a sewing room, but DGD lives with me so it won't be happening. But I would miss the times she sits at her little table and I sit at my sewing machine cabinet and we sew together. My own sewing room will come someday, but I wouldn't miss these times for anything. For now just keep sewing downstairs and know you can use that room later.

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    I completely understand! I have an 11 x 15 room and rather sew in living room. It's great to have all my stuff in the s. room though. nice room when/if you ever change your mind, but we quilters get choices, right?
    We make them, and take them :wink:

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    I have a brilliant space, set up as a sewing room and I do lose myself in there, getting a surprise when hubby gets home from work and I think it's only lunchtime!

    I do keep my treadles in the living area though, and use them there. Besides, they look pretty enough to keep there even when not being used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sew_lulu
    Quote Originally Posted by STAR
    LOVE that cabinet!!! I can understand, I personally like to be left alone when quilting I get more done. But when it comes to doing others things I like to be around everyone. so if you do your best work in the family room so be it!
    Thanks! I too love my sewing table! I told him that was why I married him! :lol:
    You made an excellent choice in a hubby. Nice to have a DH that's into woodworking. He understands why it's important to have a hobby.
    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Ha! Great room. I escape as often as I'm able to my own room. Of course, I've got 2 teenagers to escape FROM. I must not be the only woman who hides whenever I can!

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    I can understand. I have an extra bedroom that I could turn into a sewing room but I prefer the dining room....it's just off the living area and kitchen and I like to sew while meals are cooking. My dog keeps me company there....he won't go in the bedroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtHomeSewing
    I understand completely, however hang on to that room. I think you'll discover that it will only be a moment or two until your child has grown up and left the nest. Enjoy the moment while it's here, and then move into the sewing room! (:
    I agree.

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    How funny! I moved rooms to be closer to the 'action' as well! I notice you have the 6600, isn't it wonderful?!!!

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    Oh yeah, I love my Janome 6600.

    I now need to get back to work on my niece's quilt. She'll be one in March and it was supposed to be ready when she was born. Oh well, I guess that's how it is sometimes!

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    Enjoy being with your family whie you can. My last one left the nest last fall. I still sew in an area where I am not isolated - any time I can. I save all my handwork for when my DH and I have time in the evening. Otherwise, my little dog follows me everywhere, though she prefers the kitchen! :lol:

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    I know what you mean. When we first moved here my husband said about sewing in the basement. Great in theory, but not in practicality.

    The kids wouldn't be able to go outside and play. They wouldn't be able to be down in the basement... I use the dining room table and we have picnics on the living room floor. I hope the kids remember these times as the fun times of getting to have picnics on the living room floor and not "Don't touch that!!!" as they get too close to the table... :)

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