|View from door|
w/ Dress form
(fabric is in closets behind the cutting table)
The spinning wheels are missing. There is no room. The Canadian Production Wheel is in the living room, the Lendrum is packed away. The drum carder is in the bottom of the cutting table. I'll keep some roving inside, but the majority of it and the fleece will be going outside in the spinning shed. There is some yarn in the small white cabinet to the left of the sewing machines, but the majority of it is in a cedar chest in our room. I'd like to put a small table to hold knitting and crochet WIPs and an occasional cup of something to drink. Those bins under the sewing machines hold a lifetime of keepsakes. I keep telling myself this stuff needs to go in scrapbooks, but I'm really not interested in another hobby. I'll probably find acid free document boxes and divide it up by child and maybe year.
The bag under the embroidery machine holds scraps.
The heat for this room is in the ceiling so that rules out overhead lights. DH suggested under cabinet lights, but I'm not sure they're going to work, so I've added loads of table and floor lamps. I'll be drilling holes in the embroidery machine table to hold at least one lamp and to run the cords through. As JoAnn's has them on sale, I'll be picking up wall hung thread racks. That will free up some space in the cabinets and I'm sure I'll find stuff to put in them.
The cutting table is an old kitchen cabinet bought at a yard sale ($5.00!!) There is loads of storage. I made a removeable top for it from a door from Hechingers, an old blanket and muslin. When not in use I keep it behind the door. I also keep a planning board for quilts behind the door and pull it out as needed.
I am so pleased with this room! I've spent some time in there since Saturday just knitting and watching t.v. It's cozy and it's mine!! Over the years I've sewn on everything from card tables to dining room tables to floors. I don't take this space for granted and I'm grateful!