Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I'm moving....

out of my current sewing room and into the downstairs. I have a finished basement with a lot of space, but I hated it down there when I first started quilting. But....look at this mess.....


I have no room to even think about using my quilt frame. It's just sat there and I've piled crap all over it. It's turned into expensive storage. I need a large space to use it and my downstairs is just sitting there full of other crap we don't need. A lot of stuff went to a yardsale pile and the garbage today. The whole area down there is the same as my whole upstairs, so it's about 1100 square feet of junk area. So, I sweet talked Garry into helping me start cleaning it out today. We didn't even have a fight! Amazing! I will still need a large part of it for storage and stuff, but half of it will be my sewing area now. I'm going to just hang curtains or something to partition half of it off. Here's what the end I got cleaned out looks like now
I don't have a clue where that ratty old sofa sleeper couch came from, but it's leaving. I can't even lift one end of it or would already be outta there. I did get my fabric and moved down there today. When my son moved out (ok, I forced him to move out, but that's another story) he left piles and piles of stuff down there. It's all leaving too. Look at how much room I'll have when I'm done though!
Yep, that's a big fancy treadmill that I don't use. I couldn't get to it before, but I think I'll be able to use it when this mess is all cleaned up. I'm very excited. And yep again, that's a big pile of play station steering wheels. Garry picked out the ones he's keeping and called his buddies to see if they wanted any of the ones he isn't keeping. They want them....when do boys grow up? Garry said he can put some of those daylight lighting fixtures in down there and that will take care of why I hated it down there before. I guess that's all I've got for now. I'll be sore tomorrow, so maybe I'll go start moving smaller things down there now......or not!

16 comments:

Moneik said...

Oh wow! I'm so jealous of all that space you will have. I have a room that is 10x12, so it's a tight squeeze, but at least I have my frame set up. Good luck getting it all moved and settled.

Jen said...

That's friggin awesome!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you!!

Terry said...

How cool to have all that space to work in! I have a tiny corner of the living room and I can't wait for the day one of my kids moves out so I can take over their room. Only problem is they're only 11 and 13 so I've got a long wait ahead of me! LOL

Sara said...

That space is going to be wonderful to work in! I am envious of such a large space! Enjoy!

Sandi said...

I think I am jealous ( NO on second thought I am jealous) look at all that space for just a little sweat labor how wonderful for you enjoy

piecesofpatti said...

That looks great! Do you have room for me? You are such a busy little thing. You know what I have done. Not much!!!!

Jennifer said...

Your new space looks just great - congrats on the move!

Regina said...

So when can I move in??? That space is AWESOME! Think how great a "design wall" you can make - and and and - I am sure you will make it GORGEOUS!!! Enjoy!

Cindy said...

That is so cool you're such a lucky duck. You'll have more space for your sewing room than my whole apartment has. I see that folded up treadmill. I have one just like that and let me tell you it makes a wonderful quilt rack.

Suzan said...

Look at all that space! Wow!! I have a suggestion for dividing drapes - canvas drop cloths from Lowes or Home Depot. Wash them, hang them and they look great!

jillquilts said...

wow! You do have a lot of room there! Glad that there were no arguments from Garry about helping!

Trish said...

It's going to be great when you're finished! I must say I'm a little jealous, too....

Carol VR said...

Wowsers, that's going to be a alot of space.

How soon before it's full of fabric and notions???

Tina said...

Wow - that will be great. I know how it is - even when you get the space - how long and hard it is to get the new space ready and creative!

Pat H. said...

You're going to love all space. I'm doing the same thing. My stuff was taking over the house. I've put shelving in the garage and started moving ALL my fabric out there. It's going to be turned into my sewing room, complete with heat and air when it's done.

Piwacket said...

I know that envy is a sin, so I guess I'm going to hell. That space is fantastic! I know you'll spend many happy hours there. I'm happy for you.