After two long months of d.i.y nights and weekends, my basement was cleared out, carpet removed, and new flooring put in. My little area has been moved and now I have a proper sewing space!
The folding table set up at the end of the futon has been relocated to the store-room and I now have a sturdy dining table, proper shelves and a nice smooth floor that traps neither pins nor thread!
I am terribly grateful that I have the space for the space and the family who support me having my own little cave! I think they are just terribly grateful not to have me camped out blocking the fireplace all season, too!