wow. i convinced husband to stagger* up the stairs and help me turn the huge worktable so that the shorter side was against the window wall. this would leave more room on either side where the shelving is, and also leave a giant ledge so there would now be seating on 3 sides. he was doubtful* that it could be done, but with a little cajoling*, we tried and succeeded!
this room looks even bigger, and there is plenty of room for my away-from-home studio stuff when it's time for it to come home. well, most of it. some will end up on the free pile, i think. but that's fine - it's there to organize, not to love forever. so knowing when to say when, i'll stop for tonight, but have a big work day planned tomorrow!
any ideas for storing small assemblage bits so they can be seen but secure? i have to see my stuff or i forget i have it.