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Three Easy Sewing Room Upgrades

Readers, About a month and a half ago I had another of those moments when I looked at the sewing room and did not like what I saw. Clutter. Disorder. Half-finished projects. How can a person get work done in here?  Who’s responsible for this mess? (Oh,...

Book: Let It Go by Peter Walsh

Readers, I haven’t seen a decluttering book specifically for sewers–yet–but when I came across the phrase “material convoy” to describe “the massive pile of stuff that you collect and carry along your winding journey” in Peter...

De-stash Follow-up

Readers, Last Saturday I joined fifteen other sewers in Sew to Speak’s first annual De-Stash on the Lawn yard sale of fabrics and notions. The weather was gorgeous, and the nearby bustling farmers’ market brought inquisitive browsers and buyers. As I...

Setting Up My New Sewing Room

Readers, My sewing room, occupying the largest bedroom in Jack’s and my new home in Columbus, Ohio, is about 90 percent set up now.  It was fairly easy to plan the layout, and fun, as well. From my little desk I merely have to turn around to bask in the morning...

Getting Things Sewn is Getting a New Home

Readers, Last week Jack and I bought a house in Columbus, Ohio that will be the new home of Getting Things Sewn! Built in 1958, with the same owners from 1959 to 2013, the house is structurally sound but needs updating. Carpets need to be ripped out and floors...