I managed to save one piece of furniture from our gigantic furniture sell-off at the shop to go in my sewing room. This quite beautiful, and capacious, white chest of drawers.
It was half price for ages but nobody seemed interested and I couldn't bear to reduce it any further as I really wanted it for myself! In the end I just put a 'sold' sign on it just in case. And this weekend it made it's way home (now that Jonathan's fingers have healed up enough that he can lift things again).
So I have just spent the last 2 days having a major overhaul and clear out of my lovely sewing room. 2 bin bags full of rubbish and 3 full of charity shop/recycling later, and here it is! I got loads of fabric in those new drawers and even though there is still a large stack of shoe boxes in the window plus all that stuff under my desk (ahem) it really is so much tidier.
When I showed you photos of my sewing room before it was 2 very selective shots as the rest of it looked like a junk shop. Where as now it seems much bigger, yet even more cosy.
I do realise how lucky I am to have this space all to myself as I know some of you readers are probably having to manage with just the dining room table (as I had to once). I appreciate it even more now that our recent lifestyle changes may mean that we will have to downsize in the near future. So it's time to cherish it and keep it TIDY.
Do you like this lovely 'this'n that' box which arrived at the shop this week (and promptly found it's way home with me...)? I spent a happy half hour filling up all the sections and making it look so 'crafty'. Haberdashery just makes me swoon.
And more excitement arrived in the post on Friday from Australia!
My prize from the Fresh Modern Quilts giveaway, the Retro Mix from Red Pepper Quilts. Thanks Rita! The fabrics are so beautiful and soft, I especially like the green one on top, but they all look so good together.
So that's the Bank Holiday weekend over now, sigh. All this sorting has taken me away from my quilting (to a deadline!), so back to work tomorrow and quilting in the evening.
Focus Jo, focus!