Hello! A few days after my last post, my husband got a job offer (near San Francisco, thank goodness, since we had already moved out here), and we found a place to live 2 days after that! Additionally, I was taking pre-requisite classes to apply for graduate school in Occupational Therapy. Things got very busy, very quickly! Now, however, we are completely moved in to our new place, my pre-requisites are finished, AND I got into my first-choice school (YAY!). So now I've got a little time to be here.
In our old place, I had a little sewing room all to myself. Here, the wonderful flat that we found didn't really work for me to have a sewing room, but I carved out my own little sewing space anyway out of our dining room. We aren't really formal diners anyway, so that room is a little bit of everything.
I started by putting up a large shelf to divide off my space. I can access this from either side, and it holds all of my fabric, sewing tools and notions, crafting books, sewing patterns, and works in progress, with some additional space for my cross-stitch and beading materials.
Then, I set up my two sewing tables. One with the sewing machine and iron, and the other with a large mat for cutting or other needs.
There wasn't a space for a TV in this little nook, but I've discovered podcasts (Invisibilia, Radio Lab, Serial, and Criminal, to name a few), so I listen to those instead. I think it works out better anyway, because I often ended up listening to TV shows instead of watching them closely when I was sewing! Yesterday I spent all afternoon sewing and listening to podcasts, and it was quite wonderful.
As for the TV, my bedroom here is larger, so I created a little knitting/studying nook near the windows. Yay.
Speaking of yay, last week was my blogiversary. I've been occasionally blogging for 8 years and 6 days! I'm so glad.