It's finally Friday! I'm so happy this week is over and the Summer Solstice is finally here. It's officially summer!
IKEA, which might not seem like the best place to celebrate a seasonal holiday, but today I'm looking for a nice chaise lounge or sofa bed to put in my guest bedroom. The little futon fitting between my book cases just isn't cutting it. It's hard, uncomfortable, and not somewhere I ever want to sit. I think a softer, cushier chair would be a lot more suited to this space.
My goal here is simple: I want this spot to be my spot to sit and do hand work. I'm tired of constantly shifting my hand work bags, baskets, and bins to the living room, dining room, bedroom, upstairs, and downstairs depending on where I've decided to stitch that day. I'm ready to have a dedicated space just for this, where I can sit in the sun and stitch comfortably. I might even install a camera mount to the side of the bookshelf so I can film easily here. How's that for efficiency!
Way back in college I had a special chair set up in front of a window in my dorm room. I'd sit and stitch, read, and study comfortably for hours in the sun with my sewing machine propped up on a small storage box in front of me, and all the fabric I owned fitting into just 2 grocery bags.
Unfortunately I never took a picture of this setup, but it was definitely cute, though I don't at all miss the pain in my back from leaning over to stitch all day. Looking back I probably should have noted that when given a choice between studying for a biology exam, attending class, or sewing a pair of pants, I always choose to sew.
So now I'm wanting to somehow bring that experience from 11 years ago (has it really been so long?) into my guest bedroom. I plan to sit my way through IKEA until the perfect couch or chaise lounge is found!
What about you? Do you have a special place to sit and hand stitch? What makes a spot particularly more comfortable to you?
Let's link up and share anything this week! I'm not free motion quilting this week because piecing has taken precedence so feel free to link up any post you've written this week about quilting!
Let's go quilt!