After viewing a member of BrisStyle's pristine work room on her blog, I foolishly suggested that we should drop everything, pick up our cameras and take some shots of our work areas, regardless of the terrible mess it may be in. No cheating, no sweeping piles of fabric behind the door, etc.
Well, at least one person took me seriously and posted up an image of a very respectable work area. Considering she does beautiful woodwork, this is pretty good. If you don't believe me, go and take a look at Eliza's blog. Or take a look at Ali of Charlie and Grace's room - spotless.
I, on the other hand, am in serious need of professional help, as you will observe.
This is my sewing area and I have become adept at not getting tangled up in all the electrical cords on the floor. So far, it doesn't look too bad, does it?
Here (above) is my cutting table - quite long - with a good 30 inches of space left free to cut out garments, quilts, etc. Still looking not too bad. But lurking under the table ...
... lies all this. My philosophy is out of sight, bla, bla. And lastly,
inside the built-in wardrobe lies my quilting fabric stash, or part of it. The rest is somewhere in the garage, still waiting to be unpacked after our move two and a half years ago.
I am so relieved to have my dark secret out in the open at last. I daren't do the big clean-up, because I know exactly where everything is and I love being surrounded by my lovely, familiar mess.
Trish of Trishalan Designs has entered into the spirit of the untouched home studio with vigour, although her very tidy shop studio lets her down a little, I'm afraid. And Miriam of Bubba Chenille gets bonus points for moving some of her work out into the dining room. Well done!