New sewing room

Between my health issues and the catio we have been painting  the house. My bedroom and one of the spare bedrooms were done in a rush, to be ready after my surgery as I was in another room, but not close to the shower and up the stairs. I thought it would be easier to be downstairs and close to the shower after surgery. The carpet layer did us a huge favour and sorted the carpet out for these two rooms on his ‘off’ day and I moved in before surgery. Since then we have been working on the room I want to use for needlework/sewing/netflix. Today we finished the painting off the room and the carpet man will be here on Wednesday. And then I have a sewing room!!!!!!

I cannot wait. It has an amazing view over the sea and the beautiful West Coast sunsets. When I took a break today during painting I started looking at the layout and where I’ll put my sewing machines. Originally I thought in a corner, but realised today that it will mean I am not facing the beautiful view. The best might be to turn the sewing table the other way around and sit with my back to the wall, facing the window. I can see a lot of moving of furniture happening before the room will be to my satisfaction 🙂


Something I definitely want in this room is a place to hang/display the little smocked dresses I make, instead of hanging them in a wardrobe somewhere. I love looking at these little dresses. I also want something to display the few quilts I’ve made

As I don’t want to spend money and use what is available in the house I thought I’ll use two student desks (the children used these to study when they still lived at home) pushed together to create one big cutting table. And I can store all the cutting tools in the drawers

Exciting! I can’t wait to move in

In the meantime I have made good progress with my Crochet Fusion quilt by finishing 12 of the 36 blocks. I blocked it and joined the blocks already. This week I’ll try and finish at least 6 more. I do love working on this quilt. (I should really hang it to get a proper photo, instead of on the table which makes all the blocks look distorted)


With all the painting and needlework I was too busy (lazy?) to fold the clean towels and dishcloths and simply popped them on the table to be folded later (on top of my crochet fusion quilt blocks). Mollie thought I did it especially for her and she didn’t move from her bed of towels the whole day



4 thoughts on “New sewing room”

  1. The quilt is really coming along! Mollie is such a beautiful kitty! It was so nice of you go make her such a lovely nest for the day! lol 😀

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