The carpets are cleaned and I was given the go-ahead to put everything back, so my apartment is getting back to normal at last, including the new stitching corner in the living room! I'd been trying to stitch sitting in the big comfy chairs, but while they are great for relaxing, taking a nap or kicking back to watch a movie, they weren't great for stitching in. So I moved my table and shelves over by the window and set up a dedicated stitching corner.
A quick turn to the side and I can reach all my threads and silk ribbons as well as boxes of color coordinated trims. I sorted all the buttons out into color coordinated tubs to make it easier to find what I'm after.
Turn a little more and I can access all my stitching books (and knitting books too!) as well as more lace, trims and beads.
The table provides a nice space to work. Having the cubby-hole shelf nearby helps to keep all the little bits organized, yet in view so I can quickly see what I'm after. I use shallow wooden trays, painted white, to organize my projects and can easily set them aside if I need more space. It looks a little cluttered, but that seems to be the way I work best!
And in the afternoon, when the sun comes in for it's brief visit, the living room and my stitching corner are beautifully bright! I love the new open feeling and that I can stitch and look outside to watch the birds in the trees and the occasional wildlife that visits the hillside! There are still a few things to put away, but they go in the storage shed on the patio, which hasn't been repaired as of yet. But now the end is in sight and functional again!
Now I need to take advantage of all this freshening up and get some of the round robin blocks finished that I've gotten so far behind on!