My new sewing area
See what J. built for me? It's a new sewing table. My old one was just a small folding sewing table that didn't really have enough room for all my machines and it was always a bit of a puzzle to figure out how to move them around so I could use both of them. But now any longer. Now I have a sewing table that both machines fit on and I can get the embroidery unit on and off my sewing machine without having to move the serger. Plus, there are shelves underneath to keep the things I use all the time close at hand. Bliss. (Just pretend you don't notice the peeling, curling wallpaper in background, OK?
And not only do I have a new sewing table, I also have new shelves to store my extra sewing supplies so I don't have to have stuff piled on the sewing table. That basket on the floor is my mending which I am working my way through. It had kind of piled-up from when the babies were smaller.
Here's a picture of the entire corner. I spent Saturday afternoon organizing and putting things in order on my new shelves and finally cutting up all the unwanted clothes I was keeping for fabric. It is now all folded up and sorted and in a box under my bed as opposed to spilling out of a box all over my floor that I had to walk around. The whole room looks just a bit more organized and might be the motivation I need to do something... anything... about its general ugliness. J. and I really do have the ugliest usable room in the house.