I had to do a bit more rearranging yesterday as the construction may begin next week (I hope) and I really have to decide where the lighting will be going. I know I need light over my sewing machine, and my worktables, but I keep trying to find that 'perfect' spot for everything, to make working efficient and comfortable. Impossible!
But I did find one really wonderful thing...The boxes of threads that I use are right behind my right hand when I sit at the machine. I can pull out a box, find a thread, return the previously used one, and put them all back on the shelf at once. No more 50 spools all over the sewing room, unraveling and enticing puppies.
I put my tables at right angles to each other so I can reach the fabric (in the dark, so far) and also tuck the two fabric bins under the table when not in use. I adjusted the spot lights (grrrr) so they hit the table's surface, and that helped me see better, but I still need real overhead lights there. The small space turns out to be a boon. I swivel to reach things rather than walk over to the other side of the room to get them.
I bought lots of Command Hooks to hang rulers, and scissors etc. But so far I have only used two, as I want to be sure I put them in the necessary spots.
The stereo keeps being moved out of the way, and while this placement is just not right, reception is good, so it will stay there for a while.
I have said it before, but I loves me some ROUTINE and after walking the dawgs, having a cuppa and blogging, I walk upstairs into the loft studio, turn on NPR and begin to work. So satisfying.