Slowly making progress in setting up my studio. I got the design panels up on my walls. It is really nice to look at projects as they grow.
So, the day passed quickly without me doing much crafting. P and I went to the fabric store. We went to the Richfield Penn Celebration, spending way too much time in the sun. But how many of these beautiful autumn days will we have in Minnesota?
In any case, for sewing, slow sewing construction is slow. Luckily, I saved a project I completed almost a month ago for a day like today, when I didn’t get much done in the week and don’t have much to say.
These are the fingerless gloves I told you about a couple of months ago. They actually didn’t take that to put together, but the beading took much longer.
I love the way these look but I am not sure how useful they will be here since Minnesota weather is either really hot or really cold. However, I like the way they look so much I will probably make another pair.
This weekend was full, so full I am late even thinking about this blog. The boy was really back here for the first time with all the changes that implies. I had my first time of lead deacon at church which I will say two things about:
- I didn’t drop all the hosts.
- I didn’t start my robe or the church on fire.
In any case, all of that plus a cold has kept me mostly sleeping and reading. There has been little progress on my studio and sewing. I am done painting and have started to shift things in.
Here are my first two sections of design wall. I plan to have six in total so I need more fabric to cover them. I need to go to the fabric store to create the rest. Now, I am folding fabric and cleaning. Next weekend, hopefully, I will make my way to the fabric store.
Happy birthday, P! We are going to have a great day together.
That being said the end of birthday season is today- although we have a few loose ends, I am glad to say it is done! This birthday season was a little more expensive because E moved out in the middle of it. The upside of that is that I got my sewing room back when he left.
About a year or so ago, I moved downstairs to give him a little study room and create some flexibility and space in the boys’ shared room. Now that he has moved out, I have reclaimed it.
Here is the little space I carved out in the basement to sew in these past few years:
Yes, it was quite tight and cozy. A good part of the chaos will follow me upstairs, but some of it was preexisting. Here are my new clean shelves:
I’d show you the rest, but I’ve still have it set up for painting. I followed the Donna Porter rule of thumb. If most of the stuff is out or being moved out, you might as well paint the room while it is empty. I repainted it a nearly white- it this picture you can see the tint has a little pink in it. Tomorrow I will paint the trim and begin moving my things back up. I will be going through my things to see if I need them as I bring them up. It will be a nice fresh start. I can’t wait to discover what I have and get organized!