One major problem was the location of my sewing machine cabinet. I had a small area on the south wall that was just big enough for the cabinet...when it was closed. I had convinced myself I would use it and then close it up before starting another project (right! giggle, giggle).
And, don't forget all this lovely thread I came home with after visiting mom the last time. I didn't even have enough room in that closet to 'tuck' it. I had to figure out what to do with it.
The sewing room needs to be shared with the computer and furniture which I currently don't have the budget to replace. It will remain an office/sewing room. This photo is looking toward the west.
I had the table (above, on right) set up for projects, but it blocked my books. Again, as soon as the table was being used for a project of major importance (OK, I exaggerate a bit), I needed one of my books for reference and had to crawl under the table and reach for the book, if I could even find it.
This is the (northeast) corner which housed the four-drawer file cabinet which is now at my daughters. Now I have room to set up my iron...temporarily. Before this I had to stand on my head and hold my tongue out the side of my mouth in order to plug in and unplug the iron. (Did I mention I exaggerate?) None of this is so easy for someone over 30, let alone me at over twice that age!
Now for some links...
LINKS: It seems most of the organizing links I have found this week are for sewing room re-dos. How ironic since I am in the midst of reorganizing my own office/sewing room!
April has reorganized her sewing room (with hubby’s help) and shares photos through the process on her post.
Here is a link to Gussy’s sewing room makeover along with some wonderful tips.
Karen has organized her sewing room and has shared some fun and clever storage ideas on Chris’ post as the guest blogger.
Karen’s blog is at http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/
Gloria has been doing some organizing in her scrap room and gives a bit of a tour on her blog post (see the link):
Sophie shares a storage unit she purchased at Michaels and has photos posted showing how it looks full of her supplies.