Monday, November 8, 2010

Sewing Room Redo


On Friday, my daughter and I met up with my dear friend Amy for a trip to Ikea.  It was my first time there and I think I walked for hours with my mouth open.  Fortunately Amy knew the ropes and directed me towards my intended purchase, a new cutting table. 


After looking and measuring and weighing all the pro's and con's, I bought a kitchen island and chair.  Saturday I removed everything from the room except the big cabinets.

sweater garland by Joyce

I did a major inventory of my goods and confirmed again that I'm on a purchasing lockdown until I can use up a great many items.  I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I even found things that I forgot I had..


Then I began putting the island and chair together.  It was not as difficult as I thought it would be but we'll see if they actually stay standing.


I like all the open spaces I have now, hopefully it will encourage me to keep things organized.


The quilt I hung in the room is the first needle-turn applique and redwork quilt that I made back in 2003.  I thought I would never get the leaves and vines attached.  It is true, the harder and longer a quilt takes to finish, the more you love it in the end (not so much during).  The Victorian saying reads,

"Remember me at twilight hour
when all around seems sweet and fair
when mirth and jest have lost their power
O! I would be remembered there!"

With joy,

22 comments:

  1. How exciting. There is nothing like working in a fresh, organized sewing room. The new cutting table is great. Love the baskets underneath. I love the quilt. What a beauty. It looks like you have already put the table to good use. What are the pieces cut up for? Is there a new quilt project?I hope you enjoy your day.

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  2. Looks great Reen! Aim

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  3. Oh I just love your sewing room! So pretty and what a great purchase. That looks like the perfect cutting station and super storage!! :o) I noticed your baskets, I have one of the very same with the same liner and all, in my bathroom. :o) Neat huh?! :o)
    Sincerely - Trish

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  4. Thank you for posting this!! We are starting *today* new construction to add on a sewing room and I love seeing what you have done!! Everyone says Ikea is the place to get the sewing room essentials. Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday. :)

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  5. I love it. I think I'm inspired but will have to wait until after Christmas when I have more time.

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  6. Isn't IKEA a wonderland?! I love the cutting table you picked out (yea for high tables/counters!) My cutting table is also put together from IKEA pieces, & it will always be my go-to furnishings store. I also love you quilt! It's stunning!. . . & very worth the time you gave to it!
    xo, Bren

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  7. I love IKEA too. We visit DD#2 alot as IKEA is 5min from her house.

    My cutting table came from IKEA as did the formica top. In the showroom they had it set up with a stove, another room as a bar and one as a sick. I'm crazy for it.
    http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/1085748732040927248ACqKvi

    Have fun.

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  8. OMG I love it and want one... I need to get over and see the room in person. LOve the shelves under the top.

    Sally

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  10. Renee - Your studio is gorgeous!!! And your new cutting table is great!! I love all the shelves underneath!!! Good luck with keeping your new space neat - remember, you are a quilter!!! LOL!!!

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  11. Your sewing room is beautiful! I've never been to Ikea...hoping to get there sometime soon!

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  12. I love your sewing room, especially the cabinet and of course your new island/table. Ikea is a wonderful store and we will be getting one here in Colorado this coming year.
    Love your applique quilt-so beautiful. I don't do applique but so appreciate it.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Noreen

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  13. Love that idea for a cutting table! Everything looks awesome...love the quilt!

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  14. What a great sewing room! I end up cutting patterns on the rug, and let me tell you it is hard on your back!! That cutting table is a wonderful thing to have. Your room and quilt are beautiful!
    Happy Sewing!!
    xoxo Gloria

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  15. This is absolutely beautiful! Great job; I'd love to have this set-up in my sewing room.

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  16. Beautiful table, nice and wide and great shelving underneath. I never would have looked at Ikea for sewing tables!

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  17. What a wonderful room! I've never been to Ikea either. Keep saying I will ...

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  18. Very nice sewing room. It always feels good after a good clean out.

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  19. Love your new cutting table! I've been using my dining table and my back really aches when I'm finished.. Believe me, you will appreciate the height.

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  20. what a wonderful room! I have a rolling kitchen island down in my basement....what a fabulous idea for a cutting table. hmmmmmm, might need to bring that upstairs. I love your wall quilt too!

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  21. It's beautiful! Makes me realize how badly I need to work on my "workshop." You must love being in that Girl Cave!

    jody

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