Monday, January 3, 2011

Organizing My Sewing Room

I use the smallest bedroom in the house as my sewing room. It's turned into a storage room because I have too much stuff. Quilting and knitting supplies are scattered everywhere: a huge bookcase in the bedroom and a smaller one in the guest bedroom stuffed with quilt and knitting books, boxes of magazines dating back to the mid 70's in my husband's shop, bins of fabrics and yarn in the garage, a cedar chest full of finished quilts, a cradle of unquilted tops, and much more. Much, much more.

John offered me the use of his great-grandfather's tool chest to put some of my things in. I'd thought first to use it store quilt tops, but was afraid they might get snagged or stained. Then I thought about yarn, but same worries. Most of my quilt kits, however, are packaged. And those that aren't can be.

Some background about this tool chest. It's over 100 years and was used by my husband's great-grandfather, Niels Rasmussen. He was a master carpenter and moved to the United States from Denmark at the turn of the century. This was not his master carpenter tool chest, but a rougher one he used every day.

Oh, Lord. I've found 32 quilt kits and 2 hooked rug kits and I've just scratched the surface. I think I'm going to be doing some selling on Ebay this year.

3 Comments:

Blogger Jan said...

Can't tell you how much I love these quilts! If you sell on ebay please give us a link! I'm sure your "trash" will be a "treasure"!

January 3, 2011 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

I know that feeling well, my 'stuff' hardly leaves room for me to get into my sewing room! Love the tool chest, what a great history it has.

January 4, 2011 at 4:21 AM  
Blogger Taryn said...

Ditto on the Ebay link. I am curious to see your hooked rug kits if you decide to part with them.

January 7, 2011 at 12:44 PM  

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