When you have lots of projects on your "to do" list, what do you end up doing? Sometimes I actually work on the list. Sometimes I become like a procrastinator on steroids and do anything but what is on my list. That is kinda what happened this weekend. Instead of sewing, I rearranged my sewing room. I'm counting this as this week's Work in Progress. Because it is sewing related. And it is still in progress. And sewing, lots of sewing, will be taking place. With the holidays just around the corner, I can't procrastinate too much longer!
Here is a series of before and after pictures.
This isn't a bad arrangement except I have no place for a large enough design wall. I had framed a piece of batting (on the left side of the window) but it was way too small. So then I ended up hanging two design walls from cup hooks, one on top of the other, covering the very pretty armoire.
We moved the theater chairs from one side of the room to the other.
little Amish girl with the quilt is one of my favorites.
Before: Theater seats and a shelving unit against the only nice-sized wall in the room.
Fabulous! Instead of two design walls, one on top of the other, I have them side by side. Lots of really nice design room.
We moved the shelving unit that was next to the French door (actually behind the door because I always keep it open) to this side of the room. It's a little crowded. But now I can open the French door all the way, even though it covers up the design wall just a bit. That's okay. Even though it is a glass door, I spend so much time at my computer in my office(the adjoining room) and I feel claustrophobic when the door is closed. Weird...
Felicity's fabulous quilt--with a peek into my office where I do all my medical transcription. You can see the door is open. Yes. Because, like I said, that clear glass makes me claustrophobic. It might as well be a solid wooden door. Such is the state of my mind sometimes...
The bottom line: this is the only sewing I really got done this week, a measly half a block.
And these two Farmer's Wife blocks:
*sigh* I love having a husband with so much common sense and good ideas.
So a whopping $4.00 later, voila! Two nearly ideal rulers, 6 1/2 x 19 inches, and 8 1/2 x 19 inches.
They even made the leftover ends nice and smooth so I have usable smaller rulers as well.
Now if you go to Lee's, I'm pretty sure you will find lots of links with actual sewing...