My sewing room

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I have added a lot of information to my site, with pictures and  
descriptions of some of my favorite tools:

http://www.ickes.us/hints-and-tips/my-sewing-room

Included at the bottom are in-progress pictures of my new serger  
bench.

Enjoy!

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Beverly
http://www.ickes.us




Re: My sewing room

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Oh Beverly, how I envy you for your sewing room. Simply the fact that you  
have one, and then such a nice one, and such great gear! See me pea-green  
with envy! ;-)

U.  


Re: My sewing room
On Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 6:04:39 AM UTC-5, Ursula Schrader wrote:
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Yes, she has done a fantastic job with her set up and organization
of her room.  And all those wonderful supplies!!


Re: My sewing room
ItsJoanNotJoann wrote:
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Thanks!  The result of 56+ years of collecting.

I realized as I was taking the pictures that I should probably burn  
them to CD and put it in a safe place in case I ever need to prove  
what I have for insurance purposes.  I would really hate to have to  
start all over again!

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Beverly
http://www.ickes.us



Re: My sewing room
Ursula Schrader wrote:
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Sorry for making you envoius...  really!  :-}

After our second child was born, I had to give up the large bedroom  
I had been using as my sewing space in our first little house.  We  
moved my sewing room into the smaller bedroom and put the two girls  
in the larger one.  That only lasted about 8 months, we realized we  
had to have more space.

This house was an immediate hit, because it had a large mostly  
unfinished daylight basement. The one room which was finished was  
the laundry room, a good sized (12'X15') room with hard-surface  
flooring.  Perfect!  It was even rough-plumbed for a third bathroom  
right next door (since finished). My machines are on either end, the  
ironing board is on the third wall, under the window, and the  
washer-dryer-deep-sink share the fourth wall.  I have a cutting  
table in the middle, with two storage cabinets underneath, and I put  
up shelves all around the perimeter years ago, to hold stash and  
stuff.

MY DH almost did not go for this house, because the garage was a  
little smaller than in our original house, but then he realized I do  
a LOT more work in my sewing space than he ever did in the garage.  
;-D

I count myself very lucky, I now have not only my downstairs (real)  
sewing space, but, (since the girls grew up and moved away) two  
spare bedrooms upstairs, which I have taken over for my  
computer/office and my machine embroidery room.  I do keep an  
inflatable queen bed in the embroidery room in case I have  
sleep-over guests. :-D

The rest of that large unfinished basement is still unfinished,  
after all these years, and contains overflow "stuff".  :-(  I keep  
hoping I'll find the will to clear it out and get it finished, it  
would be such a wonderful family room, with an extra kitchen, and a  
fourth bedroom.  


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Yeah, I bet you are! ;->

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Ah, your dear late husband obviously knew what was good for him. ;->

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OK, your house is a bleedin' fully fledged Sewing Paradise! You know, you  
could hold weekend classes in pattern matching, grading paper patterns or  
whatever you choose to share of your plethora of sewing wisdom with a few  
chosen ones in person. Well, I guess you don't need the money so you don't  
have to bother to take in ignoramuses to spoil your precious time. ;-)

U. - green as a grasshopper by now; peas would envy me my colour. ;-)  


Re: My sewing room
Ursula Schrader wrote:
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Hugs, dear Ursula.  ;-D

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He benefited a great deal over the years, I made clothes, car  
accessories, hunting and fishing gear, etc. for him.

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And, that Chosen One (DGD) appreciates her opportuniy.  I really do  
not have the teaching skills or patience to take on paying clients,  
and I suspect doing so would take some of the joy out of it (for  
me).  That is the same readon I never tried to establish a sewing  
business.  It works for me to sew for only a select few people I  
love.

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"You can never be too rich or too thin."
Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

;-D

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Beverly
http://www.ickes.us



Re: My sewing room

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Oh, dear, you know that it's only friendly banter. No need for hugs,  
although I like them. ;-)

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What comes instantly to my mind is that beautiful three-piece suit with the  
bright red lining you donated to the museum. Well, you did, didn't you?

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Yes, I know what you mean. No patience with stoopids, unless they are your  
favourite grandchildren and not stupid at all. ;-) You know, I wonder how  
Kate manages to keep her joy in sewing, with all her ailments and the time  
pressure she sometimes experiences in her business. I couldn't do it for a  
living, I guess, although teaching Jennifer was kind of fun. Did I mention  
that she went to Sweden with her husband and visited on Thursday? She still  
visits those Cosplay cons but doesn't sew as much as she did. She told me  
that it wasn't what makes her happy, currently, she's more into sports.  
Although she told me of a project for a Con next year some time and asked a  
bit about how to.

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Hah, I knew you'd quote her... ;-) If nothing lives of her after her, that  
quote will, and probably every anorexic will have it on her trembling, dying  
lips. If you can't be rich, you can at least starve yourself... ;-> Yes, one  
can always be a bit richer but think of the price... ;-)

U.  


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