THIS is what my sewing room looks like when I'm knee deep in projects. It's a complete and utter mess.
I've tried keeping it neat and tidy while working on projects but it always ends up back to this. I pull out fabric to audition, dig out books for reference, use this tool and that, grab rulers and pens and sew and cut and let all the bits fall to the floor. And there you go, a mess. *heavy sigh* The only time my room looks presentable is when I'm doing no sewing at all. Am I the only sewer who lives like this?....
The most wonderful aspect of my sewing room is evident by 9am - the glorious morning sun streaming in through my ample windows. I adore my sewing room first thing in the morning. It's bright and cheerful and such a happy space to be in.
Since I've started using Stella as my main sewing machine she's been an absolute trooper. I just adore my 1957 beauty. The table she sits on was made by my loving and tolerant husband specifically to suit my Janome 6600. Where Stella sits right now is over the hole he cut in the table to slide in the Janome making the entire table top an extended sewing bed. However Stella has an ample bottom (very much like her present owner....) so she doesn't fit. I've played around with the idea of asking the husband to cut a larger hole to fit Stella as I plan to use my Janome mainly on the machine quilting frame, but I haven't decided yet to commit. Once the hole is cut, it's cut.
I console myself with the opinion that even though my room is messy my brain is somewhat organized. All I have to do really is put blinders on to the room as a whole and just focus on whats in front of me - then it's all good!