Thursday, June 30, 2011

Order from Chaos

My daughter is visiting this week, and I asked her if she would be willing to give me some ideas on what to do to my sewing room so it would be organized and cleaned up a bit better.  Then I asked her if she would be willing to help me with some of her ideas.  I honestly feel like I've been on an HGTV makeover.  We took down a small table that I had at the end of the table with the blue cutting mat to the left.  I tend to "fill up" any horizontal surface I have, so it was just used to stack things.  We moved my bookshelf over a bit so it is easier to get into the closet, and the drawer units that were on that wall are now underneath the cutting table.  Each drawer in the two drawer units to the left of the cutting table holds a project that I have started.  The drawers under the cutting table hold strips that are 1", 1 1/2", 2 1/2" and 5".  I have projects I've started in the basket and tins on top of the drawer units.  All of my fabric has been moved out of this room to a closet in the loft area.  There is a skylight there which makes the area bright even on a cloudy day, and it is really nice for pulling fabrics.  We had a busy but very productive day, and I am really happy with the results. 


On the sewing front, this is what I've been working on.  I've been in a crochet mood lately.

I bought this pink and brown yarn awhile ago, and after I worked on the afghan I realized that it was going to be a lot wider than it was long so I did this.....

I started over and made the afghan more narrow so it would end up more the size that could be used on a twin bed.  It took awhile to unwind the yarn from the longer afghan, but I really like the finished afghan. 
I love the pink and brown variegated yarn in this afghan.  All of this yarn came from my stash. 

I also made this little baby blanket from yarn that I had in my stash. 


I hope you are all finding some time to do some stitching! 

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today.

16 comments:

blauraute said...

Dear LuAnn,
I think the results are very nice, now you could work and have so much place. It's a wonderful crocket project.
Have a nice day and enjoy your "new" seweing room
Roswitha

Barb said...

Oh.....your room looks awesome!!! I bet it feels sooo good. Lucky you, you had help.

Your crochet is just wonderful!

Mary Lou Casada said...

Now that's the kind of makeover I could get into!! Who needs to work on their face? Give me more room in my space! My room looks like a storage unit explosion most of the time. I need to finish some projects and stop bringing new fabric and projects in!! I can't wait to see what you'll be able to do now in your "new" room!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Ellen said...

Nice recovery of the pink/brown afghan - it turned out great. When my sister visited on the weekend she helped me clear the decks in my sewing room too. What a difference it makes to the energy in the room. Now I feel like I can actually be much more productive.

Karen said...

Just like an HGTV makeover!!! Such a pretty purple afghan and the baby blanket is lovely too!

Susan said...

How delightful to spend time with a daughter and to have a lovely memorie of that time each time you sew.....

Afghans look good too.....

Connie said...

Your sewing space looks very organized and ready for working in.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your sewing room looks very open & organized! The 2 of you did a great job! Just LOVE that yarn and your beautiful pink & brown afghan. The baby blanket is darling too!

Brenda Kay said...

Your room looks like you can easily walk in and get started on any project of your choosing, so inviting. The afghan colors are very lovely.

Kathryn D. Duke said...

good job on your sewing room....

Staci said...

Nice to have a good clean out, isn't it? Always inspires me to make new messes! LOL!

Your crochet blanket makes me think of raspberry chocolates!

scraphappy said...

Congratulations on your sewing room make-over. What a great feeling to have a clean and organized workspace!

Fiona said...

Hi LuAnn

Do you think I could borrow your daughter - I am just too embarrassed to share a picture of my room, in fact I think I would have to tidy up before she arrived!

Quiet Quilter said...

Can your daughter come over and "play"?....

Jeanne said...

Now I wouldn't be thinking "yarn on my lap" in summer, but your afghans are both beautiful. What's the pattern name for the pink one? Nice work organizing your sewing area, too.

Candace said...

Your sewing room and your afghans look great.

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