Saturday my husband went to play paintball and I mentioned that my goal for the week was the closet in the sewing room. He then did a quick look to the back door. My first thought, "oh no, are there wasps again," and then I realized he was looking at the bare curtain rod I hung
And so, because I am a younger sister to three brothers, I do things just to prove I can.
I then even did some work on the closet. When we moved into our house, four and a half years ago, I shoved some stuff in this closet. We use it as a guest room and my sewing, so it was never really a high priority in the unpacking realm. I mean really, it's a closet.
everytime I see a pic of this room I feel the need to paint it
But no longer. I'm all over it. Here are some gems I found in the closet.
- old broken suitcase of my mom's
- electric fan
- bow and arrows
- 5 pillows
- 7 comforters (that's right 7, and I totally have more in the linen closet)
- 7 water bottles
- coupon for cranberry juice expired 9/1/08
- a copy of my medical chart I took with me to have my youngest
- one flat sheet for a bed size we don't even have
I made some serious progress. It's now sorted into trash and not-trash and the not trash is put away. Here's what half of the closet looks like now. Gotta love the mile-high bedding. (and I'm baby stepping my way to the top shelf, just know that box isn't actually full of saltines.
If you are somehow still reading, I have a question. Should I go for it and let my mom donate towards a craigslist sewing cabinet for moi? It's a good price, but do I really need one? I don't think I really do. But my mom had some good arguments; I can't really tell you or you might think we are nuts. My husband even said it was taking it a little far even for us. I'll just tell you the word "bone-saw" was involved. 'Cause ya know, bone-saws and sewing cabinets. Here's a pic of its quirkiness.
The sewing surface isn't the top of the unit, but it does close up to hide the machine. And am I the only one who thinks the pull out thread storage is awesome? But really, I'm pretty sure I'd survive without it. Should I hold off a few years and get a more traditional one? Or, most realistically, keep sewing at my desk forever?