Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New Look for the Quilting Room!

My quilting room has a new addition!  After getting my new iMac computer, I had planned to put the old PC upstairs for the grandchildren to use when they visit.  But the desk we bought used—really a tall cabinet—proved to be too heavy and tall for two strong young men to carry it upstairs.  So I said, somewhat reluctantly, “Well, let’s put it in my sewing room.”

This move has proved to be a serendipitous one!  Bob and I moved the tiers of Elfa wire drawers—which hold the bulk of my fabric stash—to the wall where once I had open shelves and baskets of on-going projects.  The shelf was returned to the screened-in porch, where admittedly we had both missed having it, and the new computer cabinet for the old computer was moved to the niche where the Elfa drawers once lived.  

I then plugged my ink jet printer into the old computer, as well as my scanner, and all of this equipment can be kept more dust-free, except when I use them, behind the closed doors.  Now I can continue to use the software on the old computer—Photo Shop and Comic Life, to name two—and not have to purchase these for my new Mac.  Too, I like the way the scanner works in conjunction with the PC better than with the iMac, for reasons too boring to relate.  

Pictures below show the new look of my sewing/quilting/craft room!  These images are small, but clicking on them will enlarge them!

Here's the cabinet in place,
with computer, printer behind it,
scanner to the left underneath
the keyboard.  The fabric on top is there
to remind me that eventually I plan
to scan it for a future project!

Here's a view of the cabinet in its
niche, with door closed.

Closer view of closed cabinet.
I was attracted to this piece
because originally I thought
it would look nice in that upstairs
hall, which is visible from the
living room.  Note that I had to leave
one Elfa drawer tier here, for
reasons I explain below.
My basket collection--well used--
fits on top of this cabinet.

The Elfa drawers in their new home. I couldn't
put the 4th tier there because it would
have covered the light
switch, and, too, I like
my little TV in this spot!
Looking at my stash, what
color would you say
is my favorite????

My sewing machine table has a drop leaf behind, that I rarely use,
except when doing machine quilting, as I am now
doing on the Three Boys quilt you can see here, waiting for me to
get back to work on it!

View of the quilting room from the doorway.
See that blank wall above my blonde
storage dresser?  Beside the calendar?
That's where the Three Boys Quilt will
eventually be hung!