Sunday, February 3, 2019

Reclaiming My Studio Part 5 -- Electricity

The obvious reason for cleaning, purging, and organizing my studio was obviously the great mess that I've created in the last year and a half.  But there is a secondary reason, too.

For Christmas, my Dad gave me electricity.  Sounds strange, huh?  He literally wrapped up a box of electrical guts and junk.  Bear with me, please. 

This was probably one of the most unusual gifts that I had ever received, but it was one that I was very excited about.  You see, I have to be creative when connecting my sewing machine and iron to electricity.  It usually includes several extension cords and strips.  My Dad is going to install electrical outlets in the middle of my sewing space where there is a post (which helps hold up the house), then I won't have to worry anymore (sometimes I blow a breaker when there's too much plugged in at the same time).

The new electrical outlets will really make a big difference in my studio -- having easy access to electricity will make it easier for me to create my new sewing and cutting table with a bajillion cubes underneath for organizing my baskets and bins.  And with better electricity, I can add more lighting which will make sewing easier and more comfortable.

I can't wait....


  1. I have an industrial extension cord that runs to the next room. I plug my iron into that cord. It doesn't look pretty, but it works well. Hubby fusses about regular extension cords but he likes my industrial cords.

  2. Sounds like I'm not the only one with a unique electrical situation, Cheryl. Thanks.