The upshot is I spent the last two weeks of July and all of August with swollen watery itchy eyes, and my whole face red and scaly and swollen and itchy and — well, enough with the icky description. You get the idea. If I have been more miserable I can't remember when. Consequently I got very little business done — no designing, no stitching, nada.
But all symptoms are gone and boy do I feel better. And I'm finally playing catch up. Today it's the blog. But yesterday it was getting the last of the furniture into my workroom. Hooray!!!!!!
Last year we finally got the last of my daughter's stuff (well, almost the last) out of her room. And I decided to move my stitching stuff in. I might actually get my dining room back (it's been my office/studio for the last 12 years).
Anyway, our smallest bedroom is now my workroom. I've been gradually moving stuff in and organizing it, between deadlines. Since I don't have many deadlines right now, and I'm feeling so much better, and my dear hubby had the weekend off I decided this was the time to get the last of the furniture from the dining room into the workroom.
It turned out to be a bit more work than I thought since my original layout didn't work in reality (in spite of measurements etc) and we wound up rearranging almost everything in the room. I still have a lot of organizing and weeding out to do, but it is so great now. So workable. So I decided to take some pictures and share with my friends.
When you see my pictures you will know why I don't participate in stash storage discussions on the ANG and EGA lists. This isn't a stash, it's a small store *^_~* As you see my pictures remember all this is in a room about 9 x 10 feet, not counting the closet.
When you first walk in you see my worktable. This was created from a craft cart from Michael's and an old computer desk. My cutting mat fits on top and at the wall end is a technology storage unit (houses my Cricut right now).
You'll notice the two units aren't the same length, but the really cool thing is they both have flip-up ends and when they are both flipped up . . .
On the wall above the work table are shelves that hold magazine right now. That might change, but it works for now. I'm in the process of painting all my cheap cardboard magazine holders the same color — cheaper than buying those fancy ones.
I have some miscellaneous storage areas for all that stuff that just isn't easy to categorize. I have a little dresser with a mirror that was mine when I was a kid (belonged to some relative before I got it) and I used it as my changing table for my babies. My daughter used it in her room and my mom in hers when she lived with us.
Now, it's miscellaneous storage in my workroom. Interestingly enough, my nursery, my daughter's room, my mom's room, and my workroom are all the same room. Oh, I forgot to mention in between bouts as my nursery it was my stitching room when I sewed professionally. So it hasn't moved in almost 32 years. I'll show you the top when I talk about some other storage. The mirror isn't accessible right now, but it's still there.
I also have a set of miscellaneous plastic drawers.
And I have some built-in shelves that hold a lot of the stuff that isn't used often but is still useful.
The last thing I'm going to show today is my black hole of a closet.
And I lied. Since you can see most of it anyway, here's my canvas storage (rolls of yardage, not pieces - they live elsewhere).
Well, there's part of my workroom. Next time I'll show you the pictures of all my thread and bead storage.
I'm so happy with my workroom. I can't wait to show you the rest.