I’ve been off work the last week, and it has been glorious. After a weekend with my best friends and their kids, I’ve spent the rest of the week re-arranging my sewing room and working on creative projects. Aside from a pot of hot tea, I can’t think of anything more soothing than the clicking of knitting needles.
Now that I do most of my work on a laptop, I no longer needed the two identical desks I was using as a desk-credenza-hutch combo to hold a huge desktop computer. I relegated the hutch and one of the desks to the basement storage room, then set up my sewing machine on the remaining desk.
I took out my handy circular saw and whacked three inches off the legs. I felt positively giddy with power, and now the machine sits at the perfect level. I have a cover made from an old card table cloth over it just to keep the cat hair to a minimum (Ace likes to lounge on the sewing table and look out the window.)
Now that the other desk is gone, I can leave my ironing board up permanently. The cats are thrilled. To the right is my dressmaker dummy, Agnes, named for “Flaming Agnes” from the musical I Do, I Do.
I found a narrow bookcase at a thrift store, which now houses several of my Streamlite luggage pieces. They hold sewing tools, fabric, trims, and paint supplies.