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Thursday, May 21, 2015

My basement's back

I've been cueing Lesley Gore this week -- remember My Boyfriend's Back ?  But my version is "my basement's back and I'm gonna be sewing."

April: boxes in the garage
On Monday I directed the ServiceMaster crew to bring all the boxes down and just stack them--I'd take care of sorting them out. That was fine, but I soon learned that the crew who boxed everything  labeled stuff on the west wall (photo #1) as "east wall" and the stuff on the east wall as "east wall."  That made each box an interesting discovery. :)

I did not rearrange very much. My goal was to put things back and do it quickly. I honestly will discard some things. (I really don't need two copier-paper boxes of dress patterns that date to the 1990's.  If those styles come back I can buy new patterns. Moreover, I will have to buy new patterns because I never, ever, ever will have a 28" waist again.)

Friends of ours are moving this summer. They were happy to take three dozen of the flattened empty boxes.
The west wall, restocked

The boxes for "center shelf" were correctly labeled
Looking east 
(The antique bentwood chair in front of the bookcase  is not comfortable to sit on, but it is a handy place to put things on. It's just never quite in the right place.  My mother bought it in the early 1970's and it was was never quite in the right place in their basement, too.)
The real east wall (the spare room) 


  1. Now theres a good sewing room! Love it!

  2. Oh my. how lovely it all looks, easy chair facing TV for doing hand work! What a huge job, all DONE!


    Elaine Adair

  3. Your room looks so good. We moved in the middle of January and my room is almost done. I just sewed in it for the first time last Friday. My daughter had some mending for me! I'm hoping to start doing some real work soon. Congrats on you new room. And enjoy.

  4. Holy Moly, that's a lot of fabric, Nann!! LOL! Your room looks really nice. I'll bet you'll love that new flooring.
    It looks so pretty. Enjoy your "new" space!
    Vickie in Cleveland

  5. you room is AWESOME!!!!! I hope you have many happy hours sewing away......

  6. I agree Cat Herder, and my Bert thinks I have a lot of fabric. Not even close.

  7. ooooh nann, what a wonderful space! i admit, i'm pea green with envy but so glad for are blessed my friend....enjoy and sew like crazy!

  8. You are one of the most organized and ambitious worker and quilter that I've ever known. Now you have a stunning reward for all the misery that you went through. I'm so happy for you!

  9. Hey-la Hey-la your basements back. Love all the space. When we build on the farm I hope to have 1000sq feet of space. Lucky you all organized. You can see your stuff.


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