I’m sorry I’ve been away from the blog for awhile but we are in the process of moving. I’m moving my quilting and embroidery from a large cabin with an attic to a bedroom!!! I’m not sure how that’s going to work at the moment and I know my longarm will be in the garage, but I’ve been watching every post about organization and other’s sewing rooms. Some women have the best tips! I don’t know how they think of them, but I’m sure glad they do! One of the tips was a wonderful way to store your embroidery hoops! Since you already embroider, she made small snap holders and hung each and everyone of them in a closet! Here is the picture. What a terrific idea! She used cam snaps and shower curtain hooks! I have lots of them!
And for thread, this women had her husband make this thread stand for under her 10 needle! I don’t think it would even take a lot of tools to make this one and each tray slides out on wheels. I’m sure I’m going to be using this idea! How do you all store all your threads? There are so many different types we need, embroidery, quilting, longarm, specialty and serger! I’m in a panic where I’m going to be storing all these things!!!
Another problem is my stabilizers! Not only stabilizers but interfacing! I did find this great tip on how to store your interfacing and am probably going to put this to use. Laying flat on the cardboard isn’t an option anymore nor is stacking them in a large cabinet! Ugg! http://www.supermomnocape.com/tips-tricks-tuesday-interfacing-storage
I think I’ve decided to go with furniture from IKEA. I’ve looked at actual sewing tables and I think I’ll lose to much space with one. Ikea has so many different options and I’ll need a great setup with cabinets and drawers. I’ll have to wait to get there to see what fits and what doesn’t. Remodelaholic has a free plan to make a fold out cutting table. She has complete plans for this and I think it would be more sturdy than one from JoAnns.
Another helpful company is Koala. Of course they would like you to buy all your furniture from them, but I like to spend my money on fabrics and books! 🙂 They have a nifty program that actually lets you design your space. http://mykoalastudio.com/room-planner/
While searching for ideas for my room, I saw a nifty tip on hand sewing. Handywomen has many photo’s with her explanation on how to hand stitch without getting your thread tangled. Here’s her site, it’s filled with great tips. Handywoman, tip on hand stitching!
So now I’m off to help my daughter who is having a baby anyday now. My husband will pack the trucks with all our stuff and off to Arizona he will go. I’m sure everything will be waiting for me when I get there so I’m just going to enjoy my new granddaughter and her big brother (1 year old) along with all my other grand children while I can.
Enjoy every day, as we love to create no matter who likes it or doesn’t, we loved making it for them!