That's what I did for a long time. There wasn't an option. We didn't have extra rooms to leave anything setup.
Fast forward to 1999 to our new home. Still no coveted "space of my own" but a bigger home and knew that someday as the kids would move out :( , space would free up and become more available.
As our sons gradually moved out of the house, I started to set up my sewing machine in their old bedrooms which we had converted to guest rooms. This wasn't ideal but much better. I only had to take everything down when the kids or other guests would visit.
In our upstairs area, we had a family room/tv room that looked like this.
Neither DH or I are big TV watchers and we rarely used this space once the kids were gone. Just look at all that wonderful natural light going to waste!
A number of years ago, I asked DH what he thought about turning that into a studio for me. He really liked this room as it was (even tho we didn't use it often) and was
I left it lay for a time but came back around to it a couple of years later. I kindly
I didn't have any huge changes in mind but was certainly anxious to get moving on this project.
Tomorrow - what this space looks like today!