I do a LOT of sewing. I am usually in my sewing room from 5-12 hours each and every day. It is very hard for me to give up my daily quilting ‘fix’. The good thing about my ‘sweat shop’ is that I have lots of natural light coming in about 10 hours a day. The bad thing is all this natural light makes my room very hot, especially since it is on the 2nd floor. Since I live in Florida it is hot in this room 50 weeks out of the year. After living here 13 years I finally installed window tinting and I am hoping this will cut down on the western sun exposure. Even though it is January the temps are still in the 80s and the tinting seems to help. I’ll let you know if it was worth the money in July.
I do my cutting, sewing, ironing, etc. here. If you are a quilter you will understand that my hobby has slowly taken over most of my house. What used to be my dining room now is home to my long arm quilting machine. The guest bedroom now is my fabric and quilts storeroom. I have my ‘monster sewing machine’ in the master bedroom. I use this machine for heavy duty sewing, such as boat canvas and leather work.
My sewing helper, Sami-The Wonder Dog, keeps me company all day long. We listen to audio books while I am working. Each CD usually plays for an hour then I change to the next one. I take Sami downstairs to pee at every tape change and it gives me time to stretch my legs and refill my water cup. During a recent road trip to Georgia Sami and I were listening to our book and every time I changed CDs Sami had to go pee. 🙂