Thursday, December 8, 2011

Cleaning Up the Sewing Room and a Bee Vintage Update

My family is coming in from out of town in a few days and will be here for an extended weekend.  Besides the general excitement I'm getting from that, I've been running around a bit today cleaning and moving things around to accommodate the extra bodies that will need a place to sleep.  Our house has 4 bedrooms, only 2 of which actually function as bedrooms (the other 2 are currently my office/the kid's playroom and the sewing room.)  The office/playroom gets picked up fairly regularly, but sadly ye ole sewing room had not been truly cleaned up since my last big project.  Jeeps . . . I had to go back to September to find that post.  For shame, me.  For SHAME.

Actually . . . it was looking much worse than this.  Yipes.
Anyway, that was on the agenda for today.  A much needed cleaning up with a wee dose of stash and dash reorganization thrown in for good measure.  I had to disassemble the cutting table for the time being so there would be room for an air mattress on the floor in there (I kind of dream of someday having a Murphy Bed in at least one of our "extra" rooms so that guests don't have to rock the air mattress - - let's face it . . . most people don't have stellar experiences on those things).

All that to say, It's actually not a hard thing to take apart . . . the wooden piece sitting on top of the back-to-back dresser/desk combo isn't screwed in or anything.  That means, removing the cutting mat (now temporarily living on the end of the long sewing table - - note to self, the cutting mat clips are in the red spinny thingy),

pulling the wooden board off the top (it's just sanded plywood . . . nothing fancy), removing the paper doll magnet board from the side,

and relegating the dresser and desk to opposite walls.

WOAH, DOG.  There was a lot of thread and little trimmings and stuff sitting about when I moved those things to the wall.  It would definitely not be my preference to house a sewing room in a place with carpeted flooring for that very reason, but hey . . . I have my own sewing room!  I'm certainly not beefing about it.

After some vacuuming (which I will probably hear about later when Mr. Skooks comes home and has to clean out the bottom of the vacuum cleaner), things were looking kinda cluttered, but overall pretty good.  Which is when I realized that I've now got a full design wall of You Are Here squares from my Bee Vintage quilting group.  Hooray!  If I had time I'd sew em up and give them to myself for Christmas (did you think I was going to say I was going to give it to someone else?  Sorry.  That's awkward for everyone now.)

To refresh, here's what I had the last time I updated you:
So pretty, yes?!

I want to give a special shout-out and thank you kindly to the lovely Miss Sarah for angeling a few blocks for me when a few of the group members went missing in action awhile back.  I had been feeling every so slightly sour about the lack of follow through, but all of those feelings just melted away when Sarah offered to make and send me some extra blocks so I could finish my quilt.  The kindness of "strangers" never ceases to amaze me.

Here are the two pretties that came from Sarah:
1. Angel  Blocks for Skooks, 2. Angel Blocks for Skooks

I'm going to attempt to get a picture tomorrow of all of the blocks together on the design wall of awesomeness.  Bear in mind though that it is winter in west Michigan . . . and there is no guarantee of sunshine for decent photo-taking.  :P


Leslie December 8, 2011 at 11:22 PM  

Your sewing room is amazing...and the blocks are gorgeous

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