So I'm finding creative ways to store things in my space!
I like my sewing room to be homey -- so I have knick-knacks and such that I want to display. And I'd love to put them on tables and surfaces but they clutter my sewing space! I need a place to put them out of the way, but still visible.
Out came my trusty Stud Finder (sadly it only works on walls, not on humans! LOL)! I put wooden brackets on the wall and mounted a shelf to hold my brick-a-brack. Out of the way! My grandmother's 100 year old cast-iron sewing machine, photos, quilty puzzles, sewing angels, Boyd's bears and all, sturdily displayed!
Once, the "UP" thing occurred, I looked around for other possibilities -- OFF the floor, with display capabilities (after all, how can I work up enough guilt to finish projects if I can't see them and feel them willing me to complete them!?)....
How 'bout pegs!?
Yes! With quilt blocks on skirt-hangers, mocking me and begging for attention! (Love, love skirt hangers for keeping my blocks together and unwrinkled!)
How about hooks on the closet doors for panels, rows of blocks, larger blocks and thread! (The rows of my "Hometown Christmas" quilt and the first month of "American Heritage" are hanging out on these inexpensive hooks!)
And since only half the closet is shelved (dear husband thought we might wanna use the room as a bedroom someday) and the other half has a rod, I bought those hang-up shelves and filled them to capacity with UFO's....(For the record, there are 52 -- well, 45 now since I've finished 7 of them so far this year!! I'm on a roll!!!! Whoo hoo!!)
Even my design wall is under a shelf that has quilty stuff on top and a quilt hanger below. (I'm working on Miss Rosie's "Home Sweet Home" from Spice of Life Quilts.)
So, if room is a premium in your sewing space, look up!
And since the world didn't end this past weekend :-P, I'll close with a "looking up" word from the book of Acts:
“Why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:11)
Not this past weekend, but someday! :-) I'll keep looking up in my sewing room and for His return! :-)
Blessings! And thank you so much, Madame Samm, for allowing me the privilege of a visit here!!
Mary Lou had written this last week ready to be posted today, before the news of her beloved Son SAM who passed away this Monday morning in his sleep. He was only 17 years young. A healthy young man who was needed in the Heavens above. I asked her if she wanted to postpone this post, but she would not have anything to do with that gesture. She felt perhaps some of you would be touched by her son's story by his short time on this earth and be reminded to make the most of each day. I could not agree with her more. Her Sam would want her to continue living and loving, which she does sew effortlessly. Visit her please and let here know you care... Your words will most certainly bring her comfort.
Blessings Madame Samm