My DH and I have been married for 17 years so he is totally aware of my fabric addiction. When we lost our home through no fault of our own, I packed up my machines, current projects and most of my notions into many of the storage closets in our motorhome and put about ten large plastic bins of fabric in our storage unit. We kept that storage unit for almost six years (ugh!). After having moved six years later to our "forever home", he promised me I could have a sewing room.
At first we were going to simply enlarge one of the bedrooms. Time came and went and it is now three years later. I've acquired more equipment and of course can never pass up a great deal on fabric or notions, so the work space in my sewing room has gotten smaller and smaller.
Three weeks before Christmas, my DH announced my present this year was going to be my own sewing room. We had two existing options, converting a 12' x 16' shed or converting a carport attached to the garage.
My first choice would have been the shed because it would give me a better visual to the yard so I could keep an eye on my grandson while he played outdoors and the landscaping potential was endless. picture a cute country cottage with flowers all around.
The carport on the other hand gave me potential access to "additional space", which every sewer knows is totally a premium bonus! I had my doubts that it would be done before Christmas, but I am amazed at the progress that is being made.
I took a picture of the "before" and was subsequently banned until the project is complete. I have to admit I have taken a peek! I should be moving into my studio in the next couple of weeks. I am sew flipping excited!