The relationship to the sewing table is shown here. At the bottom-left you can see my serger cabinet. It fits under the cutting table. I almost never use my serger because she doesn't like me, and the feeling is mutual. I hear they make friendlier versions now (mine is almost 20 years old - when they first came out and were popular), but we've had this mutual hate relationship going so long, I think I'll keep her. But she is NOT getting her own permanent, opened-out place in the studio. She may hide under the cutting table until called into action (which won't be very often), and be grateful that I haven't put her on Craig's List. I can just picture the ad. "Grumpy old serger, barely used............"
In the top-left there's the blank wall that will become my design wall, whenever I find it, packed away in boxes somewhere. My ironing board is behind the door to the room. I rarely use it because I keep a pressing mat (large enough for blocks and small projects) on my cutting table, or on the fold out part of my sewing cabinet.
It's going to be cozy but wonderful, I think. I'm pretty sure the trick is to only bring in the stuff that comfortably and neatly fits. How many projects do we really work on at once anyway? Well, if you're like me, quite a few, but more would get done with greater focus, LOL! I don't hand sew in my studio, so there's no need for a comfy chair. I hand stitch on the lanai or in the great-room while watching television in the evening sometimes.
There probably won't be more progress to report until next year. That's not far off, and I have a whole house to unpack. But do look for more updates later.