Sally H, this one’s for you.
I posted here about my intense dislike of having my sewing space in an open concept home. Granted, most homes these days are of the open concept variety especially out in the ‘burbs. So be it.
When we first saw what is now our humble little abode, Himself and I knew we’d found The House and after we’d exorcised the spirit of Elvis (the previous owner looooved The King and no room was spared his presence), we set about making it our own. At the time, I was not a quilter so who cared if the living room flowed to the dining room and then flowed to the kitchen?
Fast forward a few years and one kid later (and another bun in the oven) and I’d discovered quilting. My dining room, heck, my house has never been the same.
This is what greets you when you walk in. Mind you, I’ve cleaned it up a tad.
One big space with a nice view of the pigpen that is my sewing area. I’m an extremely messy quilter. There’re threads all over the hunter green carpet. I pick up only when I can’t find a tool I’m after…or when the dog’s gone missing. Things would be so much better if I had a closed off space. A quiet space of my own…ahh! No reruns of James Bond flicks or marathon sessions of Barrett Jackson car auctions. Just me and Sirius XM.
There’s my stash and the ironing board crammed in behind the sofa. Don’t even think of opening those cabinet doors!
There’s my Granmommie’s dining room table that may see folks sitting down to a meal at Thanksgiving and Christmas…unless my mama’s cooking those meals. Yay for mama!
There’s the stove that has to be unearthed if we want a hot meal. Any other time, the design ‘wall’ takes up space in my closet. The books I cram in there resent its intrusion.
So, Sally H, what would I change about my home to make my sewing space better. I’d add one of these.
And if I were to dream, I’d add a deadbolt, soundproofing, a designated phone line, a potty and a small kitchen.
They’d never see me again.