As long as I can remember, I've wanted a sewing room. A place to fix up, have all my supplies handy and most important - a place to create. I love seeing the sewing rooms of others on the internet like Heather Bailey, Lindsay Wilkes, or Alicia Paulson and dreamed of setting one up for myself. In the latest part of Summer, the opportunity presented itself for me to claim a room. It felt a little selfish (we still have 7 children living at home) but I justified the space and Pete agreed - it was time.
This weekend our oldest child, living at home, requested to pay rent if he could possibly have his own space. He didn't know I had already shared with Pete that the time for the sewing room wasn't right and even though I still want it one day, right now we should make it back into a bedroom. We let Isaac know that while he is in college, he needn't worry about paying rent and that we would consider some room changes.
I can understand his need for a little quiet.
I posted this to Instagram recently:
I stayed up past midnight with a quiet house for the first time in years Sunday night - just to enjoy the silence. Don't get me wrong - I love my rowdy bunch, but I crave quiet at times and rarely find it so I understand Isaac's request.
*not the actual post, but same sentiment*
Our house is perfect for us.
The table itself is cluttered, but it is the best I could do.
The hutch has been on the back wall for so long, moving it to the side created a whole different feel and it really does look pretty here.
Fabric is absolutely one of my favorite things and seeing stacks of all those pretty colors has always inspired me to get to quilting and creating. I took over this bookshelf to keep my fabric close by and hope it doesn't look too strange in the dining room. We moved the computer desk out of the dining room altogether. *Elijah made both of the bird houses*
All the kids school books have been living here in baskets. I'm moving the baskets to a closet so that they can easily be reached during school hours - and then put away. I love having a less cluttered hearth and the Holy Family helps us refocus on 'hearth and home/family'.
I may have lost out on a room of my own, but it is fine because I wasn't really using it anyway. Isn't it funny how you think you want something only to find out it just wasn't right for you (at least not now). I know I'll get more accomplished on my projects having my sewing in a central location. Isaac gaining the room is the best plan for the space and I'm happy to pass it on to him while he is still with us (and I know his time at home is very short right now *sigh*)