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Sewing Room-always a work in progress

Right side of room and cutting table.
Left side of room and SOME of my machines. Yes, I do have 6 machines in here and I use every one of them at different times.
Sami, my sewing helper

I do a LOT of sewing. I am usually in my sewing room from 5-12 hours each and every day. It is very hard for me to give up my daily quilting ‘fix’. The good thing about my ‘sweat shop’ is that I have lots of natural light coming in about 10 hours a day. The bad thing is all this natural light makes my room very hot, especially since it is on the 2nd floor. Since I live in Florida it is hot in this room 50 weeks out of the year. After living here 13 years I finally installed window tinting and I am hoping this will cut down on the western sun exposure. Even though it is January the temps are still in the 80s and the tinting seems to help. I’ll let you know if it was worth the money in July.

I do my cutting, sewing, ironing, etc. here. If you are a quilter you will understand that my hobby has slowly taken over most of my house. What used to be my dining room now is home to my long arm quilting machine. The guest bedroom now is my fabric and quilts storeroom. I have my ‘monster sewing machine’ in the master bedroom. I use this machine for heavy duty sewing, such as boat canvas and leather work.

My sewing helper, Sami-The Wonder Dog, keeps me company all day long. We listen to audio books while I am working. Each CD usually plays for an hour then I change to the next one. I take Sami downstairs to pee at every tape change and it gives me time to stretch my legs and refill my water cup. During a recent road trip to Georgia Sami and I were listening to our book and every time I changed CDs Sami had to go pee. 🙂


I am a retired grandmother living in hot and sunny Florida. I spend most of my days doing what I love: sewing and quilting. I have a spoiled rotten Boston Terrier named Sami who keeps me busy mostly by cleaning up after her and refilling holes in the yard that she insists on digging and burying her toys. Of course then she digs them up and brings them into the house resulting guessed it...more cleaning. I will be posting pictures of Sami, quilts, flowers, and other things as they come along. Glad to have you join me.

2 thoughts on “Sewing Room-always a work in progress

  1. Thank you Kathy. The room is constantly changing and, of course, I never have enough room. I envy the people with basements. That would be my dream happy place, but my space works for me right now.


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