So, what does this year bring?

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For me, I have decided that I must rationalise my sewing machine  
collection and get rid of some of the machines.  I can't use all of them  
so I must move them on to someone who will appreciate them or be able to  
use them for parts for someone else's much loved machines.

Before I do that, I need to get all of them and especially the one's I  
want to keep into tip top condition so that I can just go through and  
make a clean sweep of the job.

At the moment we are trying to make a new pitman arm for a treadle  
machine.  Finding the right drill bits in Imperial measurements is  
holding us up ATM.

And i need to do a thorough clean up of my sewing room.  It's a total  
pig sty.  I once posted a link here of a site that showed really messy  
sewing rooms and seeing that cheered me up enormously as I realised I  
was not alone.  I must find it again and look at it as an antidote to  
all those house shows that have sanitised houses where it looks like the  
owners never do anything more challenging than filing their nails.

Once I get my sewing room tidy and clean, I will then think of what I'd  
like to achieve by way of sewing in 2015.  I can't do thing till I can  
work in my room properly.

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I have been tiding my sewing space this last week also It's the antidote  
to Christmas chaos. I have to find a home for a couple of things and  
then I will be ready to make a mess again Hooray

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Claire in Montreal FRANCE
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

Re: So, what does this year bring?
On 4/01/2015 1:44 AM, Claire in France wrote:

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I'm glad someone else is in clean up mode.  My posting about it worked  
too as I've now made major inroads into the chaos in the the sty.




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For me, I have decided that I must rationalise my sewing machine
collection and get rid of some of the machines.  I can't use all of them
so I must move them on to someone who will appreciate them or be able to
use them for parts for someone else's much loved machines.
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Once I get my sewing room tidy and clean, I will then think of what I'd
like to achieve by way of sewing in 2015.  I can't do thing till I can
work in my room properly.

Maybe this is catching.  Ha!  Here in the Camper Resort I decided to put my  
New Home up for sale on the bulletin board a week or so ago.  I have too  
many machines (4 counting the serger) for the space I have in my mobile  
home!  Also, I have been going through stuff to try and tidy things up!  
Good luck to all of us in getting this done!      Barbara in FL  



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On 1/4/2015 9:33 AM, Bobbie Sews More wrote:
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I also have a sewing room that looks like the room from Hell.
My sweet DH bought me a full length mirror so that I don't have to stand  
on a step stool to see myself from th waist down. The best gift he gave  
me though was a gift card to my favorite local hardware store. I love  
hardware stores. This one carries a storage cube with multiple areas to  
  store fabrics, notions, books and patterns. I'm not sure that what  
it's intended for but that's how I.m going to use it. I'm just waiting  
for the roads to clear a little more of the black ice patches and then  
I'll go get one  and start organizing my sewing room and finding my  
machine again. I thought I had the worse looking  room on the planet but  
I guess I'm not alone.

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On Sunday, January 4, 2015 5:27:41 PM UTC-6, Juno wrote:
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Is this available at Home Depot or Lowe's????????????  What area of the store is this if for sale in either????????

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On Sunday, January 4, 2015 5:27:41 PM UTC-6, Juno wrote:
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Is this available at Home Depot or Lowe's????????????  What area of the  
store is this if for sale in either????????

Wal Mart has a laundry dept. with hangers, clothes baskets and other things  
including a 6 hole cube made out of pressed  (?) wood.
My sister lives in a retirement home and her daughter got her one to  
organize "things."  I think I have also see something similar at Lowes and  
Home Depot.
Barbara in FL



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On 1/5/2015 9:26 AM, Bobbie Sews More wrote:
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My oldest DD bought a closet unit in Home Depot that has  
shelves,cubicles and hangar space, they also have things like this

http://www.homedepot.com/b/Storage-Organization-Cubbies-Cube-Storage/N-5yc1vZc899
Be sure to scroll down the entire page

http://www.lowes.com/Cleaning-Organization/Closet-Organization
/_/N-1z11pg8/pl?goToProdList=true&UserSearch=closet+storage&rpp=32#!

this is some of what Lowes has.


I'm sure I will also go to these two stores to look around as I go  
along. I want to start at my hardware store because it's a local owned  
store and they have good prices and I like to shop locaal when I can.

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On Monday, January 5, 2015 9:52:19 AM UTC-6, Juno wrote:
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I've got a ClosetMaid system in my bedroom closet and in a walk-in closet.  
 I had thought of the drawers they offer but they need to be attached to 24
 inch on center studs in the walls.  My studs are 16 inch on center so that
's not going to work unless I find another means to attach them.  


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ItsJoanNotJoann wrote:
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Weird!!! I thought the standard was 16" on center. Who was your  
builder?  ;-D

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You might nail or screw furring strips horizontally on the wall  
where you want to attach them.  That was the way we dealt with  
too-far-apart ceiling joists when we mounted out garage door opener.

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us



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On Monday, January 5, 2015 5:15:37 PM UTC-6, BEI Design wrote:
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I *think* the standard width of wall studs is now 24 inch on center.  My house was built almost 90 years ago.


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ItsJoanNotJoann wrote:

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Not according to the google oracle:
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=what+is+the+standard+layout+on+center+measurements+for+studs

I would re-check the specs on the storage unit.

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


Re: So, what does this year bring?
:ItsJoanNotJoann wrote:

:> I *think* the standard width of wall studs is now 24 inch on
:> center.  My house was built almost 90 years ago.

:Not according to the google oracle:
:https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=what+is+the+standard+layout+on+center+measurements+for+studs

:I would re-check the specs on the storage unit.

16" on center is certainly more common, but in new construction, 24"
on center is becoming common.  There are some obvious advantages (it's
cheaper: less wood, and less labor) and some less obvious ones (you
can put more insulation in the walls since there's less wood in the
way, and there's less bridging of heat from the interior to exterior
wall).  It's particularly common in non-load bearing interior walls,
where one of the advantages is that it makes plumbing and wiring
easier (and, thus, cheaper) to install.  There are disadvantages: it's
easy to get out of square walls, it requires more care from the
framing carpenters, and may also require thicker drywall and wall
sheathing.  


--  
Movable type was evidently a fad.  --Amanda Walker

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On 5/01/2015 10:27 AM, Juno wrote:

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LOL. I think you have lots of company.  My news is that I can now SEE  
most of my main sewing machine but I still can't see the full top of my  
sewing cabinet - yet.

I have got a gloriously polished, clean, accessible and really free  
running Treadle.  My SO and I spent part of yesterday giving it a tune  
up.  I said that it was running well but the SO, who has many old  
British sports cars and can't abide any form of rattle or clunk in them,  
wouldn't agree.  He said the pitman arm was clunking and he went in  
search of the cause and ended up applying some grease to a point  
somewhere or other.   I am stunned at the amazing improvement in the  
treadle action.  I thought it was smooth before but this is like silk  
and so quiet.


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I am guessing you're not even close!  :-}  


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On Friday, January 2, 2015 5:47:27 PM UTC-6, Fran Farmer wrote:
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I am on the lookout for storage solutions.  I don't care for the plastic carts and bins but not sure exactly what it is I want.


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Boy howdy, do I feel your pain!  My "real" sewing room is in a  
constant state of chaos. It is also my laundry room, and I tend to  
stack garments-in-need-of-alteration and new stash on top of the  
machines until they begin to slip and slide, so I move the stacks to  
the cutting table, the ironing board, other surfaces, etc., etc.,  
until finally I HAVE to clear things out so I can actually sew.  
Right now, I am trying to get a couple of pairs of nice RTW slacks  
hemmed so I can start on some new outfits for my trip to England in  
March.  :-}

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


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On 5/01/2015 7:26 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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:-))  I thought there might be a few others here who knew what a mess a  
sewing room can become.

My "real" sewing room is in a constant
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Good luck!  I'm now into sorting through my sewing mags.  what a  
distraction that is proving to be.  If magazine publishers just wouldn't  
write things on the cover.....  It'd be great to just be able to file  
them rather than thinking, "That sounds interesting" and great slabs of  
time later I've revisited lots of articles and added lots of new  
techniques or garments or wardrobe plans to my mental list.  As if my  
mental list wasn't big enough already!!!!!


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