Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sometimes a small change makes a huge difference

On Tuesday I had planned on sewing most of the day and when I walked into my sewing room I just didn't feel like sewing at all. I have felt like that for a long time and I could not figure out what the heck the problem was, besides my sometimes cantankerous Singer. Well after looking and thinking a bit I pulled the large secretary out of the sewing room and stuck it in the kitchen. I put my cutting table where the secretary used to be which gave me room for my ironing board and access to my stash without having to get down on my hands and knees. Eureka! I can now cut, sew and press without bumping into or having to move anything.

As you can see the only "problem" is getting at my design wall. My machine is set up for machine quilting with two tables pushed together. If I was just sewing I usually make an L shape and face the window. I don't know about you but I find machine quilting (large quilts) very tiring and I like to do a little piecing in between. So my bright idea today is to get to Lowe's and buy 2 pieces of foam insulation, tape them together and cover with a quilt batt.Then I can put my Wall in front of the laundry closet (wooden bi-fold doors on the right) or on the end wall where I have it now.
And I would be at Lowe's right now if we weren't having torrential rains from that north tracking storm that is drenching the East Coast today!
So, I guess I'll just go sew.

Monday, September 13, 2010

September is for Sewing

September is one of my favorite months. The cooler nights, the change in the light, back to routine, and cooking and baking. Days all to myself to garden or sew or go shopping . Except this year I am officially an empty nester. My youngest has gone off to college and even though I am use to his being away most of the summer, this is different. No more football practice or sitting on ice cold bleachers, no more concession stand duty. No more stinky practice clothes that need to be washed every night. No more ravenous appetite to keep satisfied,  dirty dishes everywhere, homework nagging or just general all purpose nagging. I feel a little at loose ends, kind of sad.
Since DH is a trucker I have the house, the bathroom, the computer and the kitchen all to myself. I don't know what to do first! Quilt- sew-design...While I was deciding I designed a quilt in EQ7. I am calling it September Days.
I think tomorrow I better make a list.