Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Stitching Station Redux

Now, you all know I have been awaiting the arrival of my new stitching chair for my office.  It arrived TODAY!!!  Here is how my stitching corner looked before:


And here it is after:


I have put the StitchMate and the daylight floor lamp in the closet for now.  And the old chair and foot stool is now in our bedroom.  I am going for simplicity here, folks, and space is WAY limited in my office.  When I say I have been obsessed with perfecting how everything goes on that side table, it is an understatement.  The table is low, hence the books.  Every time I looked over at the table lamp or stood up from my office chair and looked in that direction, I looked directly into the light bulb.  Um, no.  And reaching for threads or scissors or anything, and it was like I was bending down every time.  Again, no. 
 
Luckily I inherited BF's mom's entire collection of hardback Stephen King novels when she passed in 2009, and they make perfect stacks.  But of course, I had to put Jane Greenoff's The New Cross Stitcher's Bible on top.  How could I not?!??!???!

But I am OCD in that everything has to be just so.  And I wanted a different kind of stitching area.  The floor lamp bugged me, so I went to Office Depot and purchased this clip on Ott lamp, which so far is wonderful, and I can take this lamp on retreats with me.  And the basket on the floor now holds my WIP's, as the table space is limited.  I know it is hard to tell, but I literally have like 12 inches from when I sit at my computer desk to the edge of that side table where my stitching supplies are, so compacting everything is way necessary.  Not to mention that I can just pick up a Qsnap and start stitching.  The StitchMate, while wonderful, took up a lot of space in that area, not to mention every time someone walked in the room, or the dogs came in, someone would inevitably bump into it, and cue me having a heart attack. 

So, here's to hoping my brain can rest about my stitching area now and I can actually do some stitching

P.S. If you look to the far left of my "after" pic you will see our smallest dog, Layla, in her bed that resides in my office.  She stays in here most of the day sleeping.  Oh, the life of a dog!  LOL.

15 comments:

valerie said...

Love the new space! Much more streamlined and I like the clip-on ott.

Layla looks so comfy sleeping there. I wish I could sleep now. Work is overrated! lol

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I love your new stitching nest! Makes me want to go home and organize mine a bit better.

gracie said...

very nice....

Lesleyanne said...

Your new stitching layout looks great.

cucki said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwww it is looking so lovely..
enjoy dear. xxx

Denise said...

It looks wonderful Danielle! So cleaned and organized. And that chair was worth waiting for!

Good for you - now you can sit back and relax and stitch to your heart content.

Joysze said...

Nice chair! I can see you're going to have many happy moments stitching away in that cute little corner. :D

country stitcher said...

You have a lovely stitching area. Enjoy!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Kaisievic said...

Looks just perfect now!

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Denise said...

I noticed the dog right away in the "after" picture! All looks great!

Deborah said...

The space looks perfect! Happy stitching.

ArchangelDecker said...

I love your new space! Congrats to you. I am so jealous! :)

Nancy said...

Love the new space! That chair looks so comfy!

SoCal Debbie said...

Oooohhh... I'm jealous of your new chair! You will have lots of happy hours of stitching time there!

Mother Barbara said...

Lovely compact space. So glad it's working for you! If you decide to part with your StitchMate do look me up :)
Mother Barbara