Saturday, August 22, 2009

All I need is Time in a Bottle

My sewing room is all set up!

This was a lot more work than I thought it would be to set this all up! First, I had to clean out the teenager's stuff. Lordy! What a chore that was! Once I got her disaster picked up and cleared out (mostly) I was ready to start making it my own.

I taped and painted. Taping is such a pain. And a lot of good it does me, I still manage to get squiggly lines at the corners. And how do I get blobs of paint on the ceiling? It's an amateur paint job but its all done. The color doesn't really show up well in the photo on my monitor, but it's a light sage green. It has a grayish hue more than a yellowish one. A good neutral color without being tan or white. Took me forever to paint the room too. I only did a little at a time because I had so much "help".

After the carpet had been vaccuumed really really really well (proving it needs to just get yanked out), I moved in a table and my little plastic storage bins. The room was ready for machines!

I unpacked and set up my Father-In-Law's machine in the corner on a little sewing table. I inherited these things from him when he passed away a couple of years ago. I'm sure they belonged to my Mother-In-Law. I'm glad he kept them. It's a Viking sewing machine circa 1950. It's in excellent condition and all the parts and accessories are in the case, including the instruction manual. Can't wait to give it a run.

Next I moved my Singer sewing machine into the room from the far corner of my bedroom. It was happy to move into the light. This is a great little machine and I've sewn a lot of miles of thread and fabric with this baby.

The Grand Finale! I took my new serger out of the box! First exposure to the great big world! It's a nice machine, Husqvarna Viking Huskylock 936. You can see it still has all of the initial thread cones on it with the nice bright colors. Once I learn how to use it, it's going to be my dream machine.

Last but not least, I put a baby gate in the doorway! Ta-Da! My sewing room is ready for me. Now, I just need to find time to get in there.


Mom Taxi Julie said...

I'll take that time in a bottle when you get some extra!!

So jealous of your sewing room!

Shelley said...

I am amazed by people that can sew. My mom is great at it, and I can barely take a needle and thread to a wayward button. The room looks terrific! I hope you find some time to get in there soon!

Kallee said...

The room looks great, Mary!!!! Hopefully you will have some time to put it to good use :)