I can't show you my secret sewing until after Christmas. I can show you the huge mess I made in my sewing room though LOL. You know how some people only show magazine worthy photos of perfectly placed everything? It's not like that here, so for your amusement, I present:
Wall # 1. This sewing cabinet was made for me by a friend's hubby in 1980. It has lived in Oklahoma, California, Texas, and now Australia. The reason for all the stuff on it is because...
Wall #2. I cleared off this bookshelf so I could give it a good clean.
More of the stuff landed here. Back in my younger days, I was a Registered Massage Therapist in Texas and this is the table I used. The table has a solid piece of shelving on it and the ugly bits are mostly covered with lace curtain fabric. I store batting under there. When it is cleared off, it is a nice place for cutting things out and ironing things too large for the ironing board.
Turn again to the right, and there is wall #3. This chest of drawers holds ribbons, lace, boxes of DMC, sewing supplies, etc. One whole drawer is devoted to small scraps. The dollhouse belongs to De and she has had it since she was a little girl. Most of my FQ's are there.
Beside that is this doll bed. Clearly, more stuff has landed here that needs attention...
One more turn to the right, and this is my fabric stash. I always keep my fabric neat, no matter how messy the rest of the room gets. The fabric is all sorted by colours and categories. Larger yardage is at the bottom. There are more FQ's there that need to be put back in the doll house though.
There is still plenty to do, but I did make some progress.
Two of my fave dolls have fresh dresses and a safe place to sit.
This doll is very old. My mother kept her wrapped in tissue paper and hidden away in a cedar chest. I have no daughters to pass her on to, and I want to enjoy her myself. She will be safe here too. That's all for now. I won't be sitting by the phone waiting for a call from House Beautiful :) I have more sewing and more sorting to do. xx debbie