Just down the hall from the current sewing spot is a larger guest bedroom with two big windows bringing in a lot of natural light, as well as a large closet for storage. Yes, it\’s a lovely bedroom, but wouldn\’t it be a FANTASTIC sewing studio?
Right now Sylvia\’s plan includes completely clearing the room, removing the carpet and installing hardwood floors. She may also repaint. Beyond that, she\’s open for your ideas and suggestions! She has budgeted to find proper sewing room furniture as well, although we both like the idea of repurposing old/vintage items. She mentioned to me that this room was large enough that she could put a twin bed in the corner for occasional extra guests, but I put my foot down to that. (It\’s easy to be bossy when you\’re helping decorate someone else\’s space!) This will be Sylvia\’s Sewing Studio . . . and she deserves it! Besides, there are plenty of other beds (and couches and floor space) in the house for overnight guests! 😉
While we were visiting about her new sewing studio, Sylvia also pulled some quilting treasures to show me, and I know you\’ll enjoy seeing these too!
First up are some unfinished vintage pieces. Sylvia\’s mother is also a quilter, and over the years she has been given unfinished tops and blocks as gifts. Some of these pieces are several decades old and hand pieced. Sylvia has plans for each of them and I can\’t wait to see what she comes up with!
She also showed me two of her favorite quilts that she made a few years ago. These quilts were made as gifts for her daughters. I think she may be having a hard time parting with them (the quilts) as both daughters are nicely established in their own homes! Aren\’t they beautiful?
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I\’ll be sure to keep you up-to-date on the progress in Sylvia\’s Sewing Studio.
In the meantime, I\’d like to give away one Carried Away Quilting pattern (of your choice) to a reader who offers a decorating, storage, or other sewing room suggestion for Sylvia. Leave a comment below with your email address and you\’ll be entered! Comments are open through 5:00 pm (CST) on Wednesday, May 11. At that time, Sylvia will select her favorite comment and I\’ll announce the winner. *Only one comment per person/per email address. Email me if you are having trouble leaving a comment and I will leave a comment on your behalf. (firstname.lastname@example.org)