Over the last few weeks my smaller sewing machine and I have travelled several different states, visiting my children and their families. There is always a project to work on, alterations to help with, or just an opportunity to play with the sewing machine with grandkids and marvel over its features--they especially love its ability to sew without the foot pedal!
I enjoy my newer, smaller, more updated, portable machine, but my REAL sewing machine and I have been together for 35 years now. My machine is a small Bernina which came from a harsh background in a junior high school sewing lab. Its life has been happier and more productive with me, I'm sure! It's wired into a vintage, closable sewing cabinet with drawers, but I have to say it has been a very long time since I kept it closed!
I think I've had my sewing cabinet set up in in every room in the house, with the possible exception of the bathroom. Since the kids grew up and moved away and we took over the family room, my machine and I have enjoyed a permanent, dedicated spot of our own.
Among the sewing women in our family, one took over the dining room, one has a corner in the kitchen, one has a dedicated sewing room, and one a corner of the family room. Not only the women carry on the sewing tradition--my brother #4, a surgeon, sets up his machine on the dining table. Brother #5, a graphic designer, sews on a TV table in the living room of his small apartment in Manhattan.
All this brings me to my question--where do you sew? Are you a sewing nomad, or do you have a dedicated spot? Do you have to move your project out of the way before every meal? Are you able to spend the time you would like to spend in sewing, or dream of the day when you can pursue your plans?
Where do you sew?