Ugly photo alert!!
and "possible-boring-content-for-most-of-you" alert!!
In our 9 years of living in this house, I'm sure I've changed my sewing room location at least 8 times. Right now my only two options seem to be the dining room, where I have it currently, or the basement spare bedroom, which I had it for a few years before this.
I have SO enjoyed having it in my dining room, but I'm rethinking it again. I'm (almost) admitting defeat and heading back to my dingy basement corner.
Above you see my dining room/sewing room. It's open to the kitchen, the living room, and is pretty much what you see when you first walk in the house. It is usually quite messy. I'm SO sick of this, which is why I'm even thinking of moving in the first place.
And here's my basement room, sitting pretty much empty. Kinda ugly, but it has a door on it!
So here's the pros and cons:
Upstairs dining room pros
- Big sunny windows which make for awesome photos.
- Big sunny windows which overlook my kids outdoor playing area
- Right next to the kitchen and laundry, so I can squeeze in a bit of sewing whenever I feel like it.
- In the evening I can sew and chat with Duane while he reads in his chair.
Upstairs dining room cons
- a very messy first impression for anyone
- no room for a design wall (which at first I thought I didn't miss, but now I do. And I almost wonder if my work hasn't suffered a bit for not having one)
And then the basement is basically the opposites of all this:
- Away from the main part of the house so I can give a (false-ish) better impression to guests
- Has a design wall
- And a closet
- Terrible lighting
- Orange carpet
- Sickly yellow walls
Ok, I don't blame you for not reading this boring monologue, but I think I've already decided that I'll be making the pilgrimage back downstairs. Don't worry, I don't think it will affect the amount of quilting I get done!
Just to reward you for those less than inspiring photos, here's a little UFO I finished up today. It's been sitting for such a long time, and today I saw it there with it's backing and a pillow form all ready to put together! And I thought I was so smart, I'd just finish this thing up in no time.
Then I came up against the same wall that I obviously did many months ago, the original reason why it got set aside. I didn't have a small enough pillow form. grrrrr... but I was not to be stopped today! So I took the next biggest size, and chopped it off. Yes, I just hacked right through that pillow form. And then I serged the two sides that I'd cut off. And it worked great!
Then I didn't have a zipper, and, oh well, I finished it somehow!
I want to quickly insert that I LOVE this exact color/fabric combo and definitely want to work with it some more!
But now my final dilemma, do you ever have this one? I finished this pillow. I do NOT need any more pillows. It would make a cute little gift, but I'm not quite happy with the quality. (The zipper that I improvised with just doesn't look that hot. Of course I was smarter than to show that side to you!)
So once more I'm stuck with one of these things that I made and I don't need, but I'm too sheepish/embarrassed to give it away. And it's so small that it has no earthly use anyways!