We got about 6" of snow but most of the roads and paths seem to be plowed enough for me to go to work on Tuesday. I worked from home and got a lot done. Baking a pumpkin pie later. No crafting going on as we have gotten busy at work already.
We got about 6" of snow but most of the roads and paths seem to be plowed enough for me to go to work on Tuesday. I worked from home and got a lot done. Baking a pumpkin pie later. No crafting going on as we have gotten busy at work already.
The storm you guys got went south of us. East of us got some lake effect snow thanks to an easterly flow off Superior, something that delighted our weather guy since it doesn't happen often. We had our storm a week or so ago.
I hope CH is okay. I think her area got hit hard.
Sorry you're still going through this stupid pointless shutdown, Kathy. At least Congress passed the bill to give you your back pay. The whole thing enrages me.
I'm still soothing my aggravation with sewing. Today wasn't fun though. I dragged out the first baby gown I started, before I found appropriate patterns online. It's been hanging around since then so I figured I could just as well finish it and get rid of it. So I had to go searching for the lace to match what I had started and cut new pieces to try and get problems corrected. No fun. But it's done and I hate it.
I also finished another gown that required special handling since I cut too close to the lace on the front. That's done except for a couple little things.
Then I sorted through the big pile of scraps and cut most of those into bonnets and neck facings as I could. And I guess I need to fish what I threw away out of the trash, because I forgot I need to cut out pieces for bow ties, too. Too many irons in the fire on this project. At any rate, it's more progress than it sounds like, considering how much time the one gown took.
I pressed a couple of the pieces I got for DfG, too, so they were flatter to fit into their overstuffed tote. I ended up not buying any fabric for the 9er because I will have extra from the bear quilt. I forgot about all the squares I will get when I start cutting DfG shields. That should add to the 2.5" stash nicely, too.
I tried topstitching the neckline of one of the gowns without pressing it today. Don't know why I thought I had to press. I never used to press anything. I'm really good at rolling seams! 😁 It went well without pressing so that will speed things up.
This is turning into a much bigger project than anticipated, but I like working on it.
Thank you for all your inspiration!! Thanks to reading this thread I spent a couple of hours yesterday organizing my fabric in the closet (its all in tubs) and asked DH to make me cubbies to store my fabric in. I asked for it to be 3 high (light, med, dark shades) and 7 cubes wide. I'm not sure how soon it will happen but I'm excited about it!! I also have plans of putting a sewing table up in our bedroom....but DH doesn't know about that yet. :vs_laugh:
LL - the cubbies sound like a good idea for the fabric storage. I’ve never used mine that way since I have so much other stuff.
Today I have - drumroll - shelved four books and moved the big pop up hamper full of yarn balls about 6’ to the side. I’ve hit a wall and just can’t make myself do anything.
Fabric on shelves has never worked well for me. It's always a mess when I pull stuff out. I do have some stuff on shelves in the sewing room closet, mostly remnants of bulky stuff that's too small to put on hangers. Gotta make the best use of space.
LL, I will await the cubby pics. 🙂
I made my first little bow tie just now. I like it, and I'm happy I don't have to buy ribbon to make them. I think I will be able to make lots of them just from scraps. Attachment 48225
That looks good SD. It is certainly a worthy project.
I just realized while ago that tomorrow is about the last day I can get groceries before the mailed targeted coupons expire. I need to meet LG at the school bus Wed - Fri so I can’t risk not getting back. Her family, mom uncle and cousins, have varying work schedules and children have to be 12 to be dropped off without an adult to meet them. I could go on the weekend, but I leave that for all the folks who work Mon - Fri. I really wanted to use those coupons since they’re for stuff I use all the time. Long story, but just when I was actually gearing up to work I had to stop and figure out a grocery list. It’s going to take some creative packing to get it in the freezer. Looks like it’s time to seriously go through the freezer, see if there are any surprises, and get it in order. There goes a chunk of tomorrow.
This is the longest I have been without working full time in 20 years. I have never taken a vacation longer than two weeks. It just feels a bit surreal.
In some ways it is relaxing. I try not to think about the money stuff to much. We have enough for at least two months maybe more. This should be more than enough. But sometimes I wonder if it will be enough.
Other people are having a much harder time than me.
But my husband and I have talked a bit about finances and savings which will be good in the long run.
I am happy that I have lots of things to do, but nothing I have to do. It is a nice combination.
I am trying to attach a picture of my lopsided snowflake. The lighter part of the fabric is just a quirk of the flash.
Nice snowflake, Kathy. Has character. :)
I'm at the point in my wool afgan project where I'm debating putting it aside to work on something else (something for myself) and pushing on to finish the afgan. I'm going to finish it because it's for someone else and I want to get it to them sooner rather than later, with winter temps really settling in. Besides, it's the one I know is long enough to cover my legs to keep off the chill in the evenings. I have forced hot air for heat so I'm dealing with a bit of a wind chill due to how strong the heater blows the air. That and I tend to keep my apartment on the cool side to keep the electric bill down.
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I was going to work in the kitchen today but I somehow managed to get all the frozen stuff crammed in the freezer, so I’m going to stick with the living room tonight and defer the kitchen until tomorrow.
They were out of one of the things I had the mailed coupons for, but I still saved 10.40 using them. That was enough to make the grocery run today instead of next week worthwhile. I am not even going to look at the ad that came today. No more grocery shopping for awhile.
I WILL get the living room finished tonight. I will.
I'm glad you're more or less at peace with the furlough, Kathy. I follow a group of women NP rangers on Twitter. Some of them are in dire straits. They don't make much to begin with so don't have extra to tide them over. I'm sure they're not the only ones.
I like the snowflake.
I got 5 gowns done and 7 little bow ties ready to assemble. I also outlined a heart with beads and sequins on one of the gowns. It has a stain on it that won't come out, so I covered it up. I cut out another another front to go with the extra set of backs, so added another gown to the run. I'm doing them in small batches now, by size. Each size uses different lengths of ribbons, and I don't want to get them mixed up.
Crafts are starting up again tonight, but we got freezing rain again this AM (@!?*%#& climate change) so roads are slick. It's snowing now with wind, so staying home by the fire sounds good to me. Maybe I'll keep working through the learning curve on the bow ties.
Getting close to finishing skein #8 on the wool afgan. I think I'll finish this skein by the end of the week. Definitely looking like I'll probably need the two skeins I bought a couple weeks back. It's been up in the air a bit as to whether I'd need one, both, or neither for a while. I'll probably stay in most of the weekend with the temps dropping so quickly on Sunday.
The temps are forecast to drop from ~47* to ~25* during the day on Sunday then down to ~4* to 7* over night. I'm glad I pulled out my down comforter from storage last year. I'm going to need it.
I have a couple of WIP to choose from once I finish the wool afgan. The blue acrylic afgan is the longest one so I may do that with the temps so cold. I would like to get back to the wool-blend afgan I'm making for myself but I know that's barely to my lap at this point.
I WILL finish it? I didn’t. I’m beginning to think I never will. However I did make progress (and worked a lot of word puzzles, presumably so I wouldn’t have to make more). I did get one fiddly job out of the way. During the binge I went through my books looking at supply lists to see what needles and sizes they recommended. Last night I got all the needles out, some new from the binge and some I had already, transferred them to tubes and labeled them. That took longer than I expected but it’s done except for moving some of the tapestry needles from the cross stitch supply to the embroidery supply. I’ve designated a sewing basket as embroidery supply central.
I can actually see bits of surface on the big work table that has been piled so high. That’s a definite improvement. The excavation is turning up other stuff too. I doubt you remember when I got that huge lot of Kreinik bits on eBay. There were other threads included in the lot and novelty yarns. I found all of those extras last night so I need to get that into the thread and embellishment boxes. I’m also finding random sewing stuff and that’s all going into a catch all box for the sewing cart. I’ll sort it out when I start sewing again. Right now I just want it all together in its final location. Other than that it’s just all the bits of flotsam that go here there and everywhere. I really must get that all stowed today.
I just heard from my friend in Maryland that they expected 4-8” of snow and got 12”. Life is full of surprises.
sorry I have been MIA for a bit. I was finally able to switch laptops and finally got all my stuff switched over. We did get snow. over 10 inches and thank goodness my dh got laid off last job site. It was for a gov't contract that, Yup, and involved in the gov't shut down. He is still working a gov't contract but not in that area any more. I have finished the pattern drafting and have a mock up done in muslint for the bride to try on to see if it will work for her. did get a baby bib cut out and started stitching on it for one of my grands, I too went on a fabric buying binge. ( ouch) I try to get enough flannel to make up receiving blankets ahead so that they are ready to go at the need. I got a whole bolt of a cute monkey on a gray background that just fits the bill perfectly. so I will cut those out and have them ready to go when I need them. still need to finish the take in on the dress for the bride. and I did start the new piano student today. He was so excited. He kept wanting to run tell him mom this or that. It was quite funny. We did get enough snow that our church services were cancelled last week I am watching the weather to see what we will get hit with this week.I read and think you guys are awesome with your projects and creativity and thank you for that boost of encouragement. Keep it up and have a wonderful day!
D and Knotme, you guys have a lot going on! Makes me tired to read it all.
So cute about the new piano student.
D, it sounds like you're getting a lot done. It just takes so long to make a dent when it's small stuff.
I got 6 more gowns sewed. Ten to go, then they all need to be pressed and some will need little embellishments added like a bow tie or a rosette. Then on to the bonnets. I saved the detachable train from the giant gown I have been working with, because it has smaller lace motifs which I hope will work for bonnets.
Buckle up, everyone. I was reading this AM about the polar vortex breaking into 3 in the upper atmosphere. Those of us east of the Rockies are in for lots of severe winter weather for at least the next 8 weeks, according to that forecast. For us that means colder than normal temps and more snow. East coast and south are supposed to get more storms. Oh, joy. According to the article, the same thing happened last year and was the reason our winter lasted so long. Let's hope they're wrong about this year.
went though the freezer and a few other things like that. guides last night got the box of lego out of the house. girls had fun with them. still working on my mils capelet. at the keep repeating the same row over and over until long enough part.
Kathy I heard fed workers will be paid for the shutdown time (eventually.) There's also a news article about the decluttering movement has been good, resulting in books donated to the library. I always check the library "book sale" shelves when I am there. Small paperbacks are 50 cents.
I have been working (job) evenings and weekends. Thinking about small projects. I don't want to mess with the inherited quilt top yet, it is too big. Probably will just keep cutting up blocks when I have a few minutes. There are also unfinished cross-stitch projects that are easy to pick up.
I made the mistake of feeding a bowl of WW Asian pork ball soup to Husby last night. He liked it. I've been making it for years for my lunches. But now I'm going to have to start making double batches. I'm going to try making it with ground chicken when I use up the ground pork in the freezer. Cheaper and healthier. I'm sure it will be just as good. Using chicken would mean buying one less item I have to find space for in the freezer.
Has anyone heard from CH or know why she hasn't been posting?
More sewing of gowns for me today. It seems like I can get through 5 or 6 before I get tired of them. It's been going well though, and I'm getting my skills back and speeding things up.
It is comforting to know my husband and I will get paid eventually. Hopefully our savings will last till then.
We have tried to be very conservative in our spending for now.
We have been doing some stash clearing in our freezer and pantry. We have almost eaten through our freezer.
We went through some old costume stuff and old blankets and sheets. There was a lot we got rid of. I have a few things that can be used as everyday clothing with little or no modifications. I have a few pairs of hakama. These are the pants with very wide legs you see on Japanese shows set in the samurai era. There looks to be enough material on each one for a skirt.
I have been thinking a bit about embroidery. Specifically about going from a pattern or not. Many pattern I see are just outlines. It is up to the individual to choose the outline stiches, the filling stiches, the thread type and the color. So even following a pattern there is lots of creativity.
I have one I will work on I traced from a book. I don't have any of the disappearing markers for embroidery. I will have to cover the lines completely since it is in permanent marker.
I am also going through the stiching through the seasons book I have. I am not planning to do the projects listed in the book. But I am practicing the small designs in the book. There are flowers listed for each season. I will stitch the winter flowers till the first day of spring. Then stitch the spring flowers till the first day of summer. Etc.
The flowers seem to be okay for stitching without tracing first. I did the first flower last night. It is a fatsia. This is the type that has clumps of very small flowers.
lol - I offered to make an afgan for one of my father's nurses at his facility. I have to pick up the yarn because she likes/wanted colors I don't keep in on-hand in any quantity. Oh well. I'll either pick up the yarn for this new project on Saturday before the snow starts or wait until later in the week next week.
I'm getting closer to finishing skein #7. I'll probably have it done by tomorrow evening or Saturday morning. Definitely looking like a stay-at-home weekend, if only for the cold on Sunday and Monday.
Kathy, if you trace embroidery patterns with a #2 pencil, it will wash out once you're done. Also, sometimes for beadwork I do a long running stitch with contrasting sewing thread to transfer the design, for example if I'm working on velvet or a dark color that a pencil would not show up. I draw the pattern or copy it on lightweight paper and then just lay the paper over the fabric and stitch through both, then tear the paper away. You could just embroider over the threads and cover them. Obviously that works best for designs without a lot of detail. You can buy an embroidery transfer pencil that will iron on fabric, after you get your income back, of course. I do understand financial lockdown, having been there myself at times. Here's one of the embroidery pencils at Amazon:
JA probably has them, too, or Michaels. It looks like there are different products available for transferring patterns. I've only worked with the pencils myself.
One of my books suggested using a very fine pigma micron pen. The lines are fine enough to easily cover. When I was doing a lot of satin stitch embroidery back in high school, I traced the pattern into tissue paper and just did all the stitching over it. With such close stitching the meddle pretty much cut the pattern away. The bits under the satin stitching could be gently teased out, or more often I just left them in place since these were pictures and would not be washed.
Kathy - I’m still just slogging along on the stash and house. I’m jealous that you are actually stitching. My day will come. Eventually.
Yesterday was the first day I met the little girl at the bus. It did not go according to plan. In theory I would meet her, then she would go home, let the dogs out, do her homework, a few chores, and her mom would be home soon. If there was scary weather she would stay with me. She’s almost nine, and a short time alone would be ok for her. Wrong. She couldn’t get out of the empty house fast enough. It wasn’t five minutes until she was at my door. She had been here a few minutes then said she forgot the let dogs out and ran home to do that. She was immediately back, waiting for me to entertain her. I sent her back home to bring something to do- I was working in the kitchen and had no intention of turning this into an expectation of playtime with Donna.
That sounds terribly selfish, but I am not good At All with kids, having been around them one on one almost never as an adult. Add to that how introverted I am and that making small talk even with adults is close to being a non-starter with me. Doing it with a child and coming up with ideas to amuse her is way, way above my competence rating.
In theory her mom and cousin would be home about an hour after she arrived. It was two hours. Her other cousin is working now but doesn’t have a car so they must have gone to pick him up, very far away from where they work. If that’s the case it’s always going to late when they get home. As I thought of it, it was probably the first time she was left completely alone. If so, it may just take time until she learns to handle it, which of course won’t happen if she stays here. I certainly don’t mind being her safe place, but step one will be getting her to entertain herself. It seems very strange to me. I was thrilled when I was judged old enough to be left home for an hour or two by myself. I loved it. But then I was an introvert and could totally relax when alone. With people around I’m always sort of “on stage.” The introverts out there will know what I mean. This kid is extrovert in spades, always wants to be around people and the center of everyone’s attention, and is pretty high maintenance on the entertainment front, which is probably why she wears me down so quickly. Like in 10 minutes. Sigh. Of course when she’s home with her mom or other relatives, she’s probably lower key, but like the true introvert she is, being around people, like at our holiday gatherings, really ratchets up her enery level.
Fortunately they think her dad will finally be cleared to come in April, maybe March. Once he is here, he can take over until school is out since it will be a bit before he will get employment worked out. She hasn’t seen him for two or two and a half years and, I’m told, misses him terribly. She will be more than happy to have time with him. I eagerly await his coming, both for their sakes and for mine. “Grandmother” is pretty near the bottom of roles I would choose to play - lol. I hope that doesn’t make me too bad a person.
Meanwhile, just more of the same today. After I pulled the short cuts of ribbon for working stash, I was just going to leave the extra as it fell, but it was a complete rat’s nest. So I’m winding and tying it in neat little packets that won’t get all tangled up. I almost got that done last night and can finish it this afternoon. Then on to - something. With a couple of hours with LG sandwiched in my day. Unless they read her the riot act last night and told her to get over it. Of course, if she’s really scared or uneasy being on her own, she is more than welcome to stay here.
Update on my kid sitting trauma. Little Girl went home and has not reappeared. Her mom just texted me to ask if she was in her house. I asked her if LG was nervous about being alone and she said no. They probably laid down the law last night, emphasizing I am only her adult pass to get off the school bus. I told her when she got out of the car that she could come over if she needed to or wanted to. Tomorrow she probably will. We’re supposed to be having thunderstorms and I know they have told her in bad weather she can come to my house. I think she really hates thunder or lightning - I don’t remember which. That’s a legitimate visit and if she does I may let her help but some bread mixes together. Or not.
I will babysit your dog or pony or snake or alligator, but please not your kid. At least until she’s about 13. Or 18. Or 27. Lol
LG sounds like our youngest daughter. The worst punishment for her was being sent to her room. She loves people and hates being alone.
I don't think it makes someone bad to know their limitations when dealing with kids. Kids aren't for everyone. However, you could have made good use of her and had her sort your ribbon. 😁 Yes, I know that makes me evil.
Got 5 more gowns done. I hope to finish the last 5 tomorrow, none too soon. Then I can get them pressed, do the last minute QC, and decide what final touches each needs. I also have to figure out how to get all the lint, threads, and hair off them. Satin and dry winter air creates so much static I can't even get threads off my hands while I work. Very annoying.
I threw out a big pile of useless pink velour scraps Mom talked me into taking when she cleaned out her house. That emptied almost half of one of the flat totes I use for gown stuff, so that will give me some room to store completed gowns.
The scraps filled the 30 gallon trash bag I have been using the past 3 or so months. Except for the pink, it's all scraps from sewing all the projects I've done, starting with the jacket I added the leaves to, I think. I must be using up a lot of stash to have generated all that. I've been sewing a lot, that's for sure. No wonder my house is a disaster. But now I can start using my 2 new trash cans. I'm so easily delighted it's just pathetic.
I did a little work on the wool-blend afgan (this one's for me) before returning to the wool afgan I'm making for someone else. It felt good to get something done on another WIP, even for just a little while. But with the really cold temps coming Sunday evening into Monday, I know I will definitely appreciate having the wool afgan around my legs. The wool-blend one barely reaches my lap, mostly because I'm using fingering weight yarn on that one. It's something that I'll probably alternate with other projects since I know it's going to take some time to work on.
I am pretty introvert too so I can understand how you feel. I am not particularly good with kids either. I only have one child. He is an adult now. But he was kind of introverted as a kid so it was some what manageable. He is not planning on having children. I know lots of women are eager for grandchildren. I am not one so it works out well.
Yesterday I finished converting one of the old costume bits to a skirt. It started out as baggy pants gathered into a long narrow cuff. My first thought was to try to get them to work as pants, but after some thought I turned them into a skirt. Pants would have been easier, but I just have a really strong preference for skirts over pants.
SD, the micron pen sounds like a good idea. I already have one or two of them. That way I do not have to use extra thick stitches to cover the lines.
Ahhh. Almost done. I know you’ve heard this before but it’s for real this time. Thirty minutes at the outside should do it. I ended up with a large container I can use for extra office supplies. I need to get that all gathered up and then put away the last containers and a few odds and ends, like a bag of seashells I was given some time ago. Then I can seriously work on the kitchen today. If the joints hold out. It’s a little iffy with the weather changes rolling through, one after another.
Our rain isn’t supposed to start until late afternoon but how much we will get will probably depend on which exact bit of land we’re on. It’s only a 50% chance. The odds go up to about 80% in the middle of the night. So we may end up in a swamp or just have rain now and then. A possibility of small hail in the thunderstorms. I’m sure that will all change somewhat as the systems work their way through. Farther north and east of us it is going to be a lot more challenging. For those in midwest, north and northeast, I hope it’s not too dreadful. I think the days of “normal” weather are behind us.
Storm #1 is pretty much done in my area. It was just a light coating of snow. Storm #2 is supposed to start mid-afternoon tomorrow, starting off as snow (possibly another dusting) before turning to rain overnight. Sunday night is supposed to get brutally cold (into the single digits - and that's before windchill). I'm just concerned about the possibility of the rain turning to ice Sunday as the temps are supposed to drop relatively rapidly in the afternoon. Even if the rain/snow stops before the temps drop, they're saying that there's a possibility of a flash freeze where the temps drop so fast that any wet area (wires, roads, etc.) will freeze over fast. My main concern is the potential for power outages between the wind and wires icing over to the breaking point, since it's going to be dangerously cold Sunday evening through Tuesday. So far, I've been doing ok with the blankets I have. And I have the down comforter for extra warmth.
Yea! It's up to 6 below! We're under a winter weather advisory in anticipation of minus 50 wind chills today into the weekend. So glad we went out of town last weekend so we can stay home this weekend. I walked out to the garage this morning and the snow was pretty squeaky.
I Velcroed a chunk of a wooden closet dowel to my point presser instead of making any changes to the presser. I might need it sometime in its original form, after all. The dowel should work better for pressing sleeves on the little gowns. I sanded off the roughness on the crosscut for now, but next summer I plan to make the end pointy like a giant pencil if I can figure out how. It would be easier to slip the sleeves on. I bought the point presser and pounder at GW a couple years ago for $2, just another of the random useful things I've been able to pick up from our local store. We're going to miss it.
Got the last 5 gowns sewed. I haven't counted yet but I think there are 23 in total. Now I need to press them all and add embellishments. I finished the bow ties last night so those are ready, and I have a big batch of rosettes I made a couple years ago. Embellishing won't take long. It feels good to be this close to done.
lol good ideas put her to work. fastest way to get rid of kids sometimes or if not you get something done.
just working on the capelet. can't do much at a time. but though I followed the pattern the neckline seems really big. so I may have to add some stitching on top. no use having a cape if it is hanging off the shoulders.
unless something happens will finally get to dd quilt. just basic sewing material together to cover an old comforter. had old fabric from ikea decades ago orange / green/blue pattern and bought $70 of other fabric to match for the other side and that was half price. the ikea fabric is very good sturdy fabric so wanted something similar for the other side.
Got the gowns pressed. I will be happy when the handwork is done. I don't mind this kind so much because it's just tacking something on, so doesn't take long and adds a lot to each gown. Figuring out the bonnets will take some time, because each gown is unique and the bonnets have to match if possible.
I like making this stuff but I'm ready for a break.
got the wedding dress taken in, so bride will be coming for a fitting on Wednesday. We are supposed to get that snow/ice crap this weekend too. I do not like the ice or driving in it. I hope they do cancel church again for this weather. I don't want to be caught out in it on Sunday, especially if we do get that flash freeze they are talking about. So it is back to string blocks for me for a while and stitching on DGS's fleece blanket that I want to get the crochet edging on. keep up the great work. I do enjoy reading all you are working on!
Well our rain was a big fizzle! We got around .1 inch. Only one thhnderstorm sometime around midnight. We’ve had a lot of rain lately though so that’s probably a good thing. We are due for more Tuesday and Wednesday.
I finished the stash sort and epic table clear! Bragging rights photos to come.
It turns out we are doing better financially than I thought. My husband was not counting our last paycheck in shutdown savings. Our pay arrives two weeks after the pay period ends.
I have found out from my husband that we are actually living quite a bit below our means. Most of that has been going to paying extra on credit cards and some in savings. We should be able to pay off our last two credit cards. After that our only debt will be morgage.
Once those two debts are paid we will actually be able to live at half our income. After deductions. This does not count vacations. So maybe 55 to 60 percent. Our vacations are not that extravagant.
This is pretty mind blowing to me. Sometimes I wondered what benefit we were getting out of all our frugalness. Now I know.
Kathy - that’s great news! I’m sure you’re breathing more easily as this stupid shutdown drags on and on.
That's great, Kathy! Not just for now, but for paying off CCs later, before you thought you would. Hopefully you will be back to work soon.
I got a few gowns embellished but then remembered I had to make dog food. That's done for the next 37 days now. I'm working on 'long down' with Storm lately, because otherwise he trots around the kitchen island moaning to himself if I'm making their food, or yelling his head off if I'm just getting his lunch out. Either way, he can behave better. Today I made him 'down' while I put their food in freezer containers, which takes a while. Poor tortured boy. He did fairly well and I only had to reset him about 3 times. He will get the hang of it. He's smart but stubborn.
I was going to do the kitchen today but the weather has finally caught up with my arthritis so the agenda has changed. There are a few must do tasks in there but that will be it for the day. Normally I would welcome the excuse in my slothful way but finishing with the stash has given me a burst of momentum and itís annoying to lose that, but it is what it is. Here are the ta-da photos from the stash hoarder warehouse.
The new sewing cart, craft library (not all of it is craft - some cookbooks down below), beads, buttons, and charms. The cubbies with bins are mostly books (keepers that I have read) and puzzles, not stash.
The cleared work tables (hooray!)
Bookcase with small fabric, cart with all the variegated yarn to turn into scarves. Sorry itís sideways. Stupid phone.
Left cabinet - threads etc. Middle cabinet - ribbons, trims, sequins, miscellaneous embellishments. Right cabinet - sewing WIPS, felt, larger fabric cuts, panels, big print fabric, muslin, flannel, batting, stabilizers and such. Across the bottom- just stuff
Looking good, D! If you figure out the secret for keeping it that way, let me know. 😁
Not getting much done today. It always tires me out to make dog food.
If I figure out how to keep it that way, short of never touching it again, I’m going to write a book and be rich and famous.