Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Making room for the coverstitch machine and more

When I got my new coverstitch machine I put it on a card table temporarily. I don't know if its true or not, but I've heard that it is bad for a sewing machine to be on a table that allows it to vibrate. I do know that it was irritating though. Fortunately, a family member happened to be getting rid of this little TV cabinet. My husband repurposed it for me by adding an extended top to it. It has storage for fabric behind the doors and a convenient place for bobbin and thread boxes where the VCR used to go.

I read an article in the newest Threads magazine about Kenneth King's studio and he mentioned that he cleans up after every project and puts everything away where it belongs. I also do that. I cannot stand having stuff piled up in my sewing room. And I cannot abide by the UFO. Any project that goes bad goes in the trash. I have never regretted getting rid of a bad project, but I have sometimes regretted not giving up sooner. So since I had to move some things around to accommodate the new cabinet, one thing led to another and I ended up spending 12 hours cleaning out and reorganizing my sewing room. The Threads article said Mr. King's studio is 500 square feet. Mine is 266 minus the furnace, the freezer and the washer and dryer. Its so neat and clean now I almost hate to mess it up!

I was able to relax a bit this weekend after I finished my canning. I picked up a pattern I've been coveting at JoAnn's sale. Well, 4 patterns and 4 yards of beautiful teal wool. After all, I do have empty drawers in the sewing room now. My daughter asked me if I actually save any money by canning. I told her about as much money as I save by sewing my own clothes!


  1. You will be sewing forever now with this lovely machine! I have the same one, and love using it...J

    1. I just hope I get my money's worth out of it. I may have to live to be 100!

  2. You could let your friends rent time with it to help it pay for itself.