Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Be Careful What You Wish For....

Hi, all!

Isn't that a lovely studio?  Not mine, I'm afraid - but I'm always interested in seeing other folks' sewing spaces and how they organize them.

In the past, I've taken the week between Christmas and New Year's to deep clean and organize my own studio.  It was always a lot of work, but so worth it to start the new year off fresh, clean and organized.  But for the past three years, we have planned a vacation for immediately after Christmas, which means that my sewing studio is a non-deep-cleaned, messy place.  When we decided go on a cruise this year, I was secretly sad that I wouldn't be able to do that longed-for deep cleaning for another year.  

And hence, the title of this post - "Be Careful What You Wish For...".  Because after we signed up for the cruise, my husband got a promotion, we decided to move to a house closer to our daughter and her family, and that means everything needs to be packed up!


That means my sewing studio looks pretty sad these days - no pretty fabric on the worktable....


...all my inspiration pieces off the wall, and the pretty fat quarter bundles are packed away and no longer gracing the shelves...


Even my UFOs have been packed away, and the empty shelving unit holds packing supplies and a few things I haven't found the right box for yet.  I haven't yet tackled the fabric shelves - I can't imagine what that's going to be like!

But because I have to pack everything up, it means that I will definitely be getting a deep-cleaning this year, just not quite the way I wished for! It is exciting, though, to think of moving into a new space and setting it all up.  Here's what that space looks like right now...


This is the view into the room from the top of the stairs.....


And here is what you see once you step into the room.  Two levels!


There's a little kitchenette in the corner, which will be handy for drinks and snacks during the work-day!



And this is the view from down in the lower part of the room!  All in all, the space is about 21' x 34', 714 square feet all for me!  Although my youngest granddaughter has requested a tv and a place to sit and maybe a few toys in there too - I think I can handle that!  It will be so much fun to have the grandkids close, with time enough to do lots of fun things together!

So despite the need to be careful what you wish for, I think in this case, the end result will be pretty awesome - a nice new space in the new year, all clean and organized!

Hugs!

Sarah

33 comments:

  1. Your new space look wonderful. Wishing you all the best in 2020 as you settle in the new home.

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  2. You're new studio is going to be fantastic! You'll have room to set up a 2nd or 3rd sewing machine and have the grands join in sewing along! Hope you had a wonderful cruise and the move/closing all go well. Happy Stitching soon!

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  3. Wonderful space!! I'm thinking you could teach some classes there ;-)

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  4. What a fun room to design in. I know you'll find room for a kids area. I wish I had more room in my area for some chairs, then hubby would join me at times (to watch my movies).

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  5. OMG!! I'm speechless to have a space like that available to you in the house - above a garage perhaps? it is beautiful such a large open space - by yourself but yet not cut off totally. So nice I'm looking forward to seeing how you will decorate and set up of course with the long arm the space will be filled before you know it but should have tons of space

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  6. That is an awesome space! Enjoy!

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  7. What an awesome studio space! Have fun putting it all together - please share - and using it when you're in your new home.

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  8. Wow Sarah! To have so much space will be awesome.Designing it the way you want it will be a lot of fun. Enjoy your new home and your time with the grandchildren.

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  9. Great new space to set up--and living closer to family is so great..Happy New Year hugs, Julierose

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  10. wow....that is way more than i would have wished for...you are blessed...enjoy!

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  11. SEW looking forward to seeing how you will set up your new space. Happy New Year, Sarah!!

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  12. Your new space is incredible! Plus all of those windows. Please post again when you get all moved in.

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  13. What a wonderful new space! Congratulations.

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  14. Your new space looks like my brother's master bedroom.

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  15. Wow! That is quite a space! You are going to have too much fun filling it up. Wish we could all join you :-) The packing and unpacking could go fast! LOL
    Happy New Year!

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  16. What a beautiful place to move into once you are back from your holidays. So fun to start off fresh. Enjoy Sarah!

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  17. I think I'm jealous. The space is beautiful. Can't wait to see it full of beautiful sewing stuff. Congrats. You deserve it.

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  18. The new space is going to be amazing!

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  21. Wow! I'm ready to move in and help you. ;-)
    Look forward to seeing how you make the most of this lovely space.

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  22. Looks like a great space. And drinks at hand! :)

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  23. What a great space you will have! Congratulations to you and how perfect that you will be closer to your children/grandchildren!

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  24. Oh wow... I remember helping to design our new home and trying to figure out what type of cabinets or counter space I would want/need. Your space is awesome!! We are both blessed! Have fun and remember that nothing has to be permanent -- you can always change your mind and rearrange your stuff! Congratulations!

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  25. How exciting is right! That new studio is superb! So happy for you!

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  26. Squeeeeeeeee! Your new space is just awesome! I can't wait to see how you setup everything...it's gonna be so fun to watch it come together. Enjoy your cruise, you're going to need to be rested up for the move ;-)

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  27. Ah, congratulations on all the good news, sounds like your 2020 is kicking off in great style! I rather envy your move as I think a move is the only way my sewing room will get a deep clean. I have great plans and then poof, I take a nap!

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  29. Have you stood in the middle with your arms out and twirled in circles yet?? Because that's what I'd be doing in that room right now! I'm looking forward to seeing how you organize and decorate this amazing new space. It's bigger than our entire boat, ha ha! :)

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  30. Good luck organizing the new space. It looks great. Good luck with the move.

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  31. That is a fabulous space!! It should be a lot of fun to move into it and set up a new sewing room with everything organized the way you want it.

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