My Weight Loss Journey

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My Sewing Room Before and After

We moved into this rental here in Wisconsin Rapids in August of 2008. It is a temporary situation so we have tried not to unpack too much of our stuff. Most of our things are in storage in our home town in Spooner, Wisconsin and that's where it will stay until the owners of the cranberry marsh Brent manages builds a new house on the marsh...which might be this summer or next...I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!! Our move here to Rapids is our 2nd move in less then a year, so as you can imagine....we are sick of packing and unpacking and would like to make our next move as easy as possible....Anyhoo.....

God has blessed me with being able to work on my primitives full-time since we moved here to Rapids. I need items and supplies on hand for that, so my sewing room has become FULL of thrift store and Goodwill finds, fabrics and all in all STUFF. I have been shuffling this stuff from corner to corner for awhile now and dealing with the mess but, last week.....I HAD HAD ENOUGH. I was spending more time looking for my patterns pieces, scissors, fabrics, pins, pens, etc.....then I was sewing. So I decided that some of the shelves I had in my sewing room in Spooner were coming in here. Thankfully we did bring them here to Rapids, they were out in the garage just waiting to come in here but, the only hitch would be that Brent would have to put them together and he HATES putting them shelves together. But, being the wonderful husband he is...he put them together after church Sunday with a smile on his face through most of the process.

This picture looks worse then it really was....I had to move everything to one side of the room so Brent could put the shelves together, I'm really not that bad of a pig. But this is the stuff I have been shuffling from corner to corner. I am surprised I got any creating done during the day with this stuff sitting around...things are OUT OF CONTROL

Brent put the shelves together on Sunday and I am sooooooooo thankful!!!!!!!

Organizing all that stuff took 2 full days....when I starting I didn't think it would take 2 days but after looking at the before pictures I am surprised it didn't take me all week :)

My next step is to get a some curtains. I kicked up a sheet last week and threw it up on the curtain rod Brent put up for me because the sun was beating in the window and blinding me.

There are built-in shelves which really works well for organizing my stuff.

My sewing room is in the basement. There is a fire place down here but we have not used it...but it's cute

Now that's more like it

I also had Brent put up my bulletin board....I LOVE this for pining my pattern pieces on so they are easy to find

I LOVE my cutting table, it's just the right height for me

My sister let me borrow her sewing table about 10 years ago and I still have it and I LOVE it. It is nice to have my serger right next to my sewing machine with my comfortable chair on wheels so I can wheel from one machine to the other.

I use my serger for sewing western show clothes. I have not worked on any of my show clothes since we moved here....but I hope to soon. I will post pictures of some of the jackets I have made for some of my clients in a future post. I have been sewing western show clothes for about 8 years now.

It is so nice to have everything organized in tubs and boxes and easy to get to

Well, that's what I have been working on this week...and it was quit a job as you can see. I debated whether to share my mess with you all but I's all part of the journey and that's what makes life interesting.

Take Care and God Bless.....Rhonda


Leslie said...

It looks so much better :) I know you don't plan on staying forever but I think unpacking and making it as much of your home as possible for now will make the time there more bearable. No matter where we live, we should make it a home :)

Have a great day!


upnorth said...

Rhonda, the sewing room is!!! It's so nice to look at, good job! Brent, what a guy to do the shelving!!! See you soon?! Earlene

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