Okay, not SO bad

As the saying goes, some people call it an empty nest, others call it a new sewing studio!  Our son recently left home to serve a two-year mission in Brazil for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Before he left, he helped me move the bunk beds out of the sewing studio.  We shifted a few things around, and it is starting to improve.  Still a terrible mess, but at least I could run the vacuum!

As the saying goes, some people call it an empty nest, others call it a new sewing studio! Our son recently left home to serve a two-year mission in Brazil for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Before he left, he helped me move the bunk beds out of the sewing studio. We shifted a few things around, and it is starting to improve. Still a terrible mess, but at least I could run the vacuum!

I have a crazy collection of rulers.  I love rulers.  I will probably buy more rulers.  It can be tough to find a good spot for all of those rulers, so I screwed boards into the studs of the walls of the studio.  Then I put cup hooks on the boards to hold the rulers.  If you try to do this, be prepared that you have to bend the hooks a bit so they can actually hold the rulers.  Of course not all rulers come with a hole for hanging, but most do.

I have a crazy collection of rulers. I love rulers. I will probably buy more rulers. It can be tough to find a good spot for all of those rulers, so I screwed boards into the studs of the walls of the studio. Then I put cup hooks on the boards to hold the rulers. If you try to do this, be prepared that you have to bend the hooks a bit so they can actually hold the rulers. Of course not all rulers come with a hole for hanging, but most do.

The room is long and narrow- half of a two-car garage to be exact.  This is the end of the room that used to hold the bunk beds.  I am grateful to have my machines there now.  It is so much easier than having to move a machine each time I needed it.

The room is long and narrow- half of a two-car garage to be exact. This is the end of the room that used to hold the bunk beds. I am grateful to have my machines there now. It is so much easier than having to move a machine each time I needed it.

This is my design wall.  We screwed 1"x2" boards into the studs of the wall, creating a huge square.  Then I put sticky-back Velcro on the boards.  The design wall itself is just a king size batting that I can replace whenever I like.  It's been up for a couple of years and I haven't replaced it yet- I just keep using a roller to clean off the stray threads.

This is my design wall. We screwed 1″x2″ boards into the studs of the wall, creating a huge square. Then I put sticky-back Velcro on the boards. The design wall itself is just a king size batting that I can replace whenever I like. It’s been up for a couple of years and I haven’t replaced it yet- I just keep using a roller to clean off the stray threads.

Better shot of the machine end of things.  Room is still a wreck, though.

Better shot of the machine end of things. Room is still a wreck, though.

It's a disease.  You know the one.  You buy lots of organizing tubs, containers and tools and it still looks terrible.

It’s a disease. You know the one. You buy lots of organizing tubs, containers and tools and it still looks terrible.

And there it is.  The pile of stuff I just can't get rid of.  Might need that 1"x2 1/2" square of Christmas fabric one day.  You never know.

And there it is. The pile of stuff I just can’t get rid of. Might need that 1″x2 1/2″ square of Christmas fabric one day. You never know.

Such a great table.  Too bad I load it up with so much stuff I only have about 24"x36" I can actually work in.  It's gonna get better.  It's gonna get better.

Such a great table. Too bad I load it up with so much stuff I only have about 24″x36″ I can actually work in. It’s gonna get better. It’s gonna get better.

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