Tuesday, September 23, 2014

On the Table

My sewing project queue can't even keep a straight line.


What's up next?

A Purse?

Bed sheets?

How about a quick and easy project, such as pillow cases?

Yep.  Fluffed the fabric in the drier and laid it out on the table.  It's a cotton batik - a very fine fabric:

I don't know why the close-up looks so washed out; it really is a predominantly blue and teal fabric, with a touch of purple.

Meanwhile, it was a dark and stormy, er, day.  The first picture was taken at Tijuana Flats, across from the speedway:

The second picture was taken in front of JoAnn's - gasp!- two minutes later and less than a quarter-mile down the road:

This picture was taken on the way home, about three miles and fifteen minutes later:

I have more pictures of sky and clouds than I have finished sewing projects.  Please!  Don't be surprised.  Digital photography costs much less than sewing.  Takes less time, too!

Monday, September 22, 2014

More Not-Sewing

Here is a report of household organization.  Much rearranging and de-cluttering has been in process!

The guest room "before" pictures:

The guest room as it looks now, part-way through the task:

I do not have a "before" picture of the garage, but the back portion has been cleaned up quite a bit:

Here's an old end table in the living room:

We sold the living room table set to a consignment shop and got a smaller set from the same store. One new-to-us end table is in the living room, between the couch and the chair, with a very tidy effect:

The other end table is now my husband's bedside table, something he hadn't had for a long time:

Progress, however small, is still sweet!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

What's Next

Before I get to my sewing plans, I want to commend my husband for getting his craft area set up.  Here's the "before" shot:

... and here's the "after" shot:

I truly though my next sewing project would be my purse, since the one I currently have (purchased at a craft fair a while back) is getting a "bit" ratty:

I even have the same fabric, and others, as well as patterns and supplies to make more than one purse:

The lure of new sheets is So.Very.Strong.  Yes, I have fabric for a new sheet set, and the fabric has even been "properly aged."  It has a finer, more luxurious feel than the sheets I had already made.  It's red with an orange "weave" print in cotton:

What had held me back from making these sheets was the question of where I would cut out the fabric.  A friend suggested that I clear out my living room.  This spot might look familiar, if you've read my last post.  If I move out the chairs and the coffee table, I will have enough room on the living room floor to lay out the bed sheet fabric so I can measure and cut it.

So, it seems that new bed sheets will be up next.  Hubby has offered to help me with them.  No, that's not right --  I "volunteered" him!  That's OK, since he's the one who really, really wants them.