Monday, February 7, 2011

WELCOME TO MY WORK STATION!!

I have taken over the family room (with permission). Yes, it is a mess....been working on some things....lots of things....

Oh...you want to see??? Can't show it yet.

So here it is so far.....Now take a walk with me upstairs.....



Take a look at this mess....



This is all of my sewing stuff that needs to be unpacked. Oh...you say but Barb, there is stuff everywhere and no order.....you have boxes tipped over....

So...call me Mrs.....PIGGY.... I was looking for some pink fabric for the border of a quilt for a project at church.....can I help it if I had no where to put things????? Actually, if truth be told....I can wreck a room in five minutes, organized or not.

My task for today, if I chose to accept it, is to get in that room and start putting things away. I could use that room for a sewing room but that is going to be the guest room. I have a son coming home soon and he needs the other room.

So anyone want to come and be my guest....we can play!!

38 comments:

Rumi said...

Getting organized after a move is time comsuming indeed! Of course, my house looks like that sometimes and I don't have a valid excuse LOL!

Deanna said...

Oh, that would be lovely! Get that guest room ready. We would have so much fun.

Crispy said...

My guest bedroom looks like that too but then it always does LOL. Good luck with your plan LOL.

Crispy

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I think if we came to help you get cleaned and organized we would just make a bigger mess. As we were unpacking all those boxes we would just have to play with all your fabrics and make a project or two.

One of the boys are coming home? WooHoo! I hope he gets to stay for awhile.

quiltsbylee said...

Did you finally get all your stuff from Samoa? I hate unpacking. Trying to figure out where to put everything. But sewing is more important anyway isn't it?

Joanne Lendaro said...

Darn those pesky boxes!! Good luck!

Cyndi said...

Oh, I remember those days of just moving into a new house! It does take time to decide where you want to put everything. And yes, I do want to come be your guest....if it weren't for my bum knee, I'd come and help you get organized! :o) And it's nice that hubby let you have the family room...that bedroom wouldn't have been large enough for your things!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Mary L. said...

Creativity requires messiness I think. At least that's my excuse.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

You will feel so much better when you get it all organized. I am sewing in my laundry room, but I have taken over the closet in the guest room for my fabric stash!!

pajudie said...

I still have boxes that I moved six years ago that still are unpacked. I think I should just donate them to Goodwill. They are NOT my fabric boxes, however :o) Have fun playing -
Judie

maribel said...

!CUando lo tengas todo organizado te alegraras! eso de una cosa en su sitio y un sitio para cada cosa. un saludo desde EspaƱa.

Jen said...

Sounds much moe fun than what I have planned today, lol! I think it's hilarious that we can rip apart 6 boxes looking for that one piece of pink fabric! Too funny!

Scrappy quilter said...

Can't wait to see it when you're all finished unpacking. Hugs

The Quilting Pirate said...

LOL...if we were a bit closer I would LOVE to come over and play!! Looks like you have your work cut out for you!! Love seeing all your sewing machines!

Heather P said...

It looks like it will be fabulous when you have it all unpacked!

Robin Quilts, etc. said...

Good Morning Barb, I wish I lived closer, I'd love to come and play.

wackywoman said...

How nice your son will be there soon. He won't mind a little sewing machine in the corner.

kpaints said...

Well, at least it is all there...somewhere! It will all work out! Just enjoy it!

onlymehere said...

I love seeing sewing rooms and getting ideas but I especially love honest showings of rooms! This will be me in 10 short months when my son comes home and gets his room back. I'll be back to sewing in the family room until another room opens up since he'll be getting his room (my sewing sanctuary) back. Truth be told, I'd rather have him back, lol! Hang in there, it'll be settled soon and you'll be creating and making it your own soon. My sewing sanctuary may look untidy to others when I'm creating but I know where things are so it's okay with me!

onlymehere said...

P.S. Your floating hearts keep getting in the way and make it hard to post a comment, lol!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

That is not a mess, but a mess of fun!! I love to organize!!

Dan and Jean said...

What project are you working on for church? I wish my church projects involved fabric. Thanks for the help with my blog.

JustCindy said...

I love seeing your setup. Which machine do you quilt at and where does the quilt go when you are quilting? Did you find the pink fabric? lol

BubzRugz said...

Haha... organised chaos is good inspiration!!
Hugz

Barb said...

i work my best when it s bit messy - more creative. I love your falling hearts.

Gene Black said...

I see two sewing machines and a serger and nothing under the foot on any of them!

Elizabeth said...

If only the boxes would unpack themselves and the fabrics would organize themselves. There would be so much more time for sewing.

Love your button. I put it up on my blog. And thank you so much for blogging about my giveaway. I really appreciate it!

xo -El

SewCalGal said...

One needs space to get organized. I actually love it when my husband goes on a trip. I will pull all my fabric out and sort it....consuming space in every room. Maybe this is a clue as to why my sewing room is a mess...my DH hasn't gone on a trip in awhile.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Michelle May said...

Wish I was there to help you sweets! I do love to organize a space!
xx, shell

Yvette said...

Good luck with that!

I love to clean and organize and if you lived closer I would be over in a heartbeat.

Melissa said...

I would love to! LOL! And I think the family room is a fine place for your work station!!

Susan In Texas said...

It's great to be orgnanized, but it's no fun to do the work to get there. I've learned to live with (and be productive in) lots of chaos. 8)

Happy quilting,
Susan in Texas

PS Dare I hope that the falling hearts are only an artifact of Valentines Day that will disappear after the 14th? I'm easily distracted. :O

Vivian said...

I enjoyed reading all the comments, seeing what others had to say about your 3 machines, unpacking boxes, kids coming home, and sewing rooms in general. Blogs are so much fun!
Hopefully you were successful with your "Mission Impossible" goal for the day.

Vicki ♥ said...

Looks like you will have things sorted soon Barb :) It takes a while to get everything out of the boxes and to where you want them. Hugs Vicki

Vicki ♥ said...

Yay....I can post comments again on your blog :)

Melinda Cornish said...

I can wreck a room like crazy too.....its called throw and sew....

sewmeow said...

Boxes can be unpacked anytime..and if you keep looking for certain fabrics in them they'll eventually get unpacked and you'll get to do the sewing you want to do....ahhh! method to my madness.

Susan Entwistle said...

Sewing in front of the bay window. Gonna be hard to 'move away from the machine and start dinner' come Spring. :)