Tuesday, February 21, 2012

And when I can't sleep

I end up in the studio.  I woke up about 1:30am.  I really thought that if I read I would drop back off to sleep.  Not this time.  I was reading a Lisa Scottoline novel and it was moving along pretty well so I got into the book.  Just when I thought I might be able to sleep I turned off the light and then laid there wondering what was going to happen next in the novel.  So, I turned the light back on and read a few more chapters.  I turned off the light again and then started thinking about things I needed to do at work, tossed and turned and finally gave up.  I made a big pot of coffee and made my way to the third floor.

This past weekend I spent some time moving furniture around the studio, took all of my scrapbook stuff to the guest room and made room for another sewing spot so that I can keep a couple of machines up at the same time.  I also want to get rid of the table I am using for cutting.  It is one of those banquet type, plastic topped tables.  It just isn't a good cutting surface.  I have an old dining room table in the basement that is going to become my cutting table as soon as I remove the leg framing, attach a rectangular piece of MDF and paint it.  There is also a desk in the basement that will become the new sewing station.  It was just too much to tackle in one weekend so I have my projects lined up for next Saturday!

A few of the the non-sewing things I did in the studio were to move all of my scrap fabric and fat quarters into the same corner, fill up a small shelf units with books and favorite magazines and make some new "decor" for the walls.

Isn't the thermostat control for the heater lovely?  By the way, that is a 7 foot tall  bookcase just to the right.  I am ashamed to admit it is completely filled with fabric, pillow forms and batting!

I did do a little sewing and made a pillow case to match the new quilt for the daybed in the studio.

See what I mean about bright and cheerful?!

Now I am off to work on a tote bag for a customer and drink about half a gallon of coffee!


  1. Hopefully you will be able to sleep soundly tonight! I had the same problem all weekend. have a good day

  2. You sure have a ton of energy these nights! I read and sometimes I can get back to sleep. But sometimes I get wrapped up in my books...

  3. It always feels good to reorganize, doesn't it? I know what you mean by those middle of the night wakeups, only I end up in my office on the computer! Have a great week!

  4. I really like this! And that's exactly what I've been doing in my studio. Don't feel bad - I just bought a little bookcase yesterday to store "stuff". I think yours looks pretty nice and can't wait to see the finished product. Good idea on the old dining table, too.

  5. Is that carpet?? Really looks good!

  6. Love your sewing room. Those hooped pieces are so sweet.

  7. is that the repurposed changing table that I just read about the new knobs? You've done a ton of organizing, good for you! Want to come to my house? lol!!


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