When I barely lost the Bernina Sewing Room Makeover last year, it felt like I had ruined my only chance to have a legitimate sewing space. How could I have known that something even better than a shared laundry room area in our basement was about to come my way. God’s plans are funny like that. Over and over again, in these last couple years especially, I find myself shaking my fist at Him for messing up my silly little plans to only later sheepishly admit that His plan was way better than I could have imagined. My love of sewing seems so silly and unimportant in the Grand Scheme of Things, and yet He blesses it again and again. I don’t get it, but do I really need to?
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
1 Corinthian’s 1:25
So yeah. That is what I am thinking about as I show you this new sewing room of mine. I have been making myself cozy in here for the last couple weeks or so. Do you remember what it used to look like? Here is how it looks now….
The walls were painted from shocking purple to a soothing “Antique White” and “Swiss Coffee” trim. It is a nice balance of brightness and warmth. So much cozier than the purple. I left the chalkboard wall up, and I am glad I did, because it really has become my favorite feature in the room. The chalkboard makes for a funky photo backdrop, a handy pattern holder, and prominent place for jotting down lists. Can you imagine how lovely it would look framed out with some pretty moulding?
Now that I have had a chance to get a feel for the room, I am working on pulling more color into it. The “Fabric Sunshine” curtains from my old living room will be hung as soon as my husband is done with his school semester. Then, maybe I could frame some Lily Belle in embroidery hoops? Or mount a brightly painted pegboard above the cutting table? I’m sure it will all come together over time.
I’ve been squirreling away all of my odds and ends into bins tucked into every corner of the room. Maybe some shelving would help the situation out a little bit? (Or maybe some temperance during 50% Notions sales? ha!) and a curtain to cover up the crazy. Maybe eyelet or lace? I’ve been way into lace lately.
The biggest project I am dreaming about is a better cutting table. One that doesn’t hurt my back to bend over, with plenty of space for laying out fabrics, and with better storage underneath for fabric. Fabric storage is an eternal problem for sewists, eh?
It’s coming along isn’t it? I doubt I will ever reach a “totally finished” state, or by that time my kids will be teenagers and begging to take over the room for themselves. Hopefully, much sooner than then, I will at least get the outlet covers back on.
Have a lovely Thanksgiving everyone!
I hope you get to sneak some sewing time in after all that Turkey and Pumpkin Pie.