Thursday, January 14, 2010

Oh, Sewing Machine I've Missed You So!

Sorry so long between posts.  The last time I wrote, we were moving to the hotel.  We stayed in the hotel for 17 days.  Thankfully, a dear friend has rental property and it was going to be available before Christmas.  I didn't want to spend Christmas in the hotel.  They were wonderful there, but it's just not a home.  Even a rented home is better than two rooms, four people and a 70lb. German Shepherd.

We finished moving, or should I say, Service Master finished moving the things we were bringing to the rent house on December 21.  The hardest decision on what to bring and what to store had to involve my sewing room and my "toys".  I'm a packrat anyway, and always WAYYYY overpack for trips that we take.  However, when it got down to the end, I was scrambling so that I was just throwing things in boxes for the trip across town.  In the beginning, I was carefully packing, organizing, categorizing, etc.  Now I am floor to ceiling, wall-to-wall 3-drawer plastic storage units, several huge clear plastic tubs, moving boxes and two wooden cabinets I brought from the house.

BUT, I have finally cleared a space, set up a small table, set up my Viking, got out my scissor block, ironing board, steam generator and portable cutting table.  My world is right again for a while.  It ain't fancy but I'll take it!  I think even the cats feel the world is right again.  They usually hang out with me in the sewing room all day long.  So much so that I go through lint-rollers very quickly!  After I set up the machine, Tigger decided he would come back, braving dog-exposure and hazardous perches.  This is where I have found him the last two days.

He's been hugging the machine for dear life.  I'm sure he's thinking as long as the big white thread toy is in place things might be OK.  Or, he just likes the warmth.  It doesn't matter.  It makes me feel more like I'm home.

I'm finishing up an alteration for one of my favorite kid sitters.  She is on the Basketball Homecoming Court.  I was going to make her dress but she is one of the pickiest girls about fabric choices.  For someone who does not sew she has very unusual tastes in fabrics and styles.  We were running out of time for me to order fabric and get a dress made, so thankfully she found one.  Just needed a bit of alteration for modesty sake.  Hopefully, I can pin her down (literally and figuratively!) with a fabric choice for prom so that I can get it ordered.

I always have about 20 projects on my board at a time.   After I finish this alteration I will move onto a Cotillion Formal dress for Paige.  Thankfully, she already picked her fabric and dress style, sketches are drawn, measurements taken, muslin began.  I'm so anxious to actually SEW something.  From scratch.  Squeeze the creative sponge to see what comes out.  Play with fabrics.  Thread a needle.  Assemble project supplies.  Sigh..........  I know you all know exactly what I am saying.

Well, none of those things will happen if I don't get off the computer, finish the last of the alteration for Landy, finish paying bills, picking out items for the restoration going on at my house (another story!), updating my website, mailing orders, yada yada yada yada.......

Have a great day Friends!!

1 comment:

  1. So Happy you are getting your sewing "Fix". Hope your rebuilding goes quickly.