Sunday, February 15, 2009

Tools of the Trade


Yes, I'm sure that all quilters use cordless drills and hammers to create their works of art. Actually I have been at work rearranging my sewing room and organizing my projects. At first I wasn't sure how I liked how I placed things, but over the last week I've gotten used to the new look and am really happy!

I now have a place to put my ironing board so it isn't in the way of everything else, and was able to attach my power strip to my sewing table so I now have a great way to plug in the iron. My new iron is not an auto shut off, but now I can just hit the button on the power strip when I leave the room and don't have to worry about whether or not I remembered to shut off the iron.

I added a new shelf for some of the pretties so I can get them up out of the way, and made a spot to keep my laptop in the sewing room with me. I bought a great TV stand on wheels that holds my magazines and current projects, so I always know where the things I need to work on are. I have a whole corner for my scrap project, so that is fairly well organized and easy to work on. All in all it looks pretty good, and as soon as I cross some of these projects off my list I will be in great shape!

I have been thinking about my blog and what I want to accomplish with it, and have some great plans for some instructional posts, quilt blocks, and lots of other fun stuff, so bear with me while I get my act together and I'll see if I can't whip this sorry thing into something I can really be proud of! In the meantime, I think I will put my tools away, straighten the sewing room and go do some hand-quilting and tv-watching.

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