crafts · Sewing

Happy belated Thanksgiving!

Well, it’s been a crazy week for me!  As promised, I spent several evenings cutting, and I now have eight projects ready to sew.  Well, ready to sew if I ever get my sewing room back in order!  I am glad to say that the situation is improving, and I hope to be finished this weekend.

See?  It’s getting better!

I found a thread rack (on the right in the photo) at a church rummage sale, and I’m going to hang it behind the desk.  I also picked up an office chair (with wheels!) as a doorbuster at Staples today, so I can finally banish that awful diner chair to the basement!  The cutting table and iron are downstairs now, but I’m putting them down by the windows.

Speaking of those windows, I’m thinking of making curtains for them.  I’ve been everywhere, but I can’t decide on a fabric.  The problem, I suspect, is that I don’t really love the wall color in this room  (it was supposed to be purple gray, but it’s just purple!)  I’m leaning towards a black and white print (the actual color is lighter than in this photo.)  Does anyone have a favorite source for curtain fabric?  I don’t want to spend a lot, but I don’t want something that’s going to look terrible either!

I’ve set up my exercise area in the part you can’ t see in the photo (where I am standing.)  It’s much larger than my living room, so it’s great – I did Turbofire (kickboxing) tonight, and I got a much better workout because I actually had room to do everything!  The only concern is not whacking myself with a beam (they are reachable with my hands.)

I spent two days painting my Mom’s living room, which was quite the ordeal as she has paneling I had to prepare and paint (like in the attic… never again!)  We stayed here for Thanksgiving with my family, and then decided to be insane and hit the day after sales.  I never go, because competitive shopping stresses me out.  I also used to work retail, so it’s not my thing.  I wanted the Kinect for my Christmas present (yes, I pick out my own… it is easier on my husband!) so I thought it might be worth trying, especially as the stores open so early now, meaning I’m still awake.  Sears at 3 am?  Why not?  I actually thought the experience was rather fun, as we made friends with the people in line around us, and attempted to get the crowd to join in a sing-along (no dice!)  After watching the news I expected to either get trampled, shot, or maced, but I thought there was a remarkable sense of camaraderie among the people waiting in line.  I got my Kinect, so I’m happy – I cannot wait to get some games for it!

I hope that those of you in the US had a nice holiday.  I’m hoping to get in some sewing this week, as I’m booked solid on the weekends until the new year (tis the season for concerts, gigs, and parties!)