Sunday, July 8, 2018

A Long,Hot Weekend

While I had to go in to work Thursday morning, I was able to take Friday off and spent the day in the sewing room. With my sidekicks,
who love the latest sewing room aquisition:
a sewing cabinet with electric lift
It's not pretty, but the lift mechanism alone was worth what I paid for it.  There's still a lot of organization left to do in the sewing room, and I hung these too low
so I keep knocking thread off when moving sewing projects.  They're cheap little racks I found at Joann Fabrics, but the spindles are small enough that my bobbins can stay underneath their matching thread spool
so they're the best organizational system I've found for thread.  BTW, don't ever pack thread racks with the assumption that they'll stay together--they won't, and it will be a large mess.  Just in case you were wondering.

My embroidery machine is having problems again, but it can do some designs without issue, so  I was able to make some dragonfly towels
 and I'm willing to count them each as a project for this year.  I'm still finishing things and filling up our gift bin, so it all counts.  I also finished the stippling on one of the poppy runners
 so it's ready for binding, but I took the opportunity of a vacation day to make this:
which is Andy's birthday present.  He had said he didn't really need any new shirts for a while, but when I found this fabric I just couldn't resist it and he loves it.  I'm not learning good lessons about rampant fabric purchasing, because yesterday I made this from fabric in my last purchase,
and love it.  It was clearance fabric, so it cost about $6 in fabric.  I keep reminding myself that fabric is only a bargain when I actually USE it....and have unsubscribed from all fabric sale emails just in case.  Ahem....

This morning I'm cutting out a second jacket from this,
which was also purchased this year.  Did I mention the fabric-buying binge since we moved?  Yeah--I'm back on the fabric wagon for a while.  Probably a long while.  But I do get a big boost in yardage with this,
which is the horrible fabric sent me instead of the fabric I ordered which they won't make right and which is now in the donation bin.  Someone might think it's attractive, right?

Today is supposed to be almost 100 and we won't see temperatures under 90 for the foreseeable future, so I won't be spending all my free time working on the yard and garden, so maybe I'll be able to make a small dent in the fabric stash this year--or at least in the new fabric stash.  Which does actually work out as the old fabric stash needs some organization before I can find anything easily.........

We're never moving again.