Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Yes, I am still here.  Believe it or not, I have been busy sewing and working my day job, and planning to sew some more..
My husband finally got around to making an actual table that fits inside of the converted closet in my sewing room.  My "Media Nook" .  My monitor corked out and I had to get a new one.  I decided to do all of my netflix and streaming over my monitor instead of my television, so I got a bigger monitor which wouldn't have fit on the folding table I was using while waiting for this upgrade (I waited 3 years for him to do it, and it only took a couple of days of concentrated nagging to get it done) .  We are in the process of re-wiring our house and I want to have a power strip put into the base of the wall to neaten up the area. Of course all of this means that when I am dead and gone, someone will be wondering why the heck a closet has 10 outlets, but that will just have to be a mystery along with the unfinished quilt tops that I will undoubtedly leave behind.
I also finished up some pressing boards.  I made tons of these a few years ago to give to friends for Christmas. I ran out of canvas so I didn't finish two of these larger boards and this one small board.  These are the best boards ever.  I learned about them when I took a class with Sharon Schamber.  Here is her you tube video on how to make them

I have one that fits into the bottom of a craft duffel bag that I take to workshops.Since everything I keep in the bag makes it heavy, I just moved everything over to a rolling tote that is meant for knitting supplies. The larger board fits perfectly in the side pocket.
When I am sewing, I pull out the drawer that is to the left of me and place one of my pressing boards there so that I can press small blocks as I make them.  It is also great for paper piecing.  

Hopefully I will be back more often.  I just needed a break.  I finally got my file cabinets upstairs.  I had them downstairs when my sewing room was there, and I kept all of my batiks and hand dyes in them.  The lighting wasn't great, and I rarely got down to dig through them for anything.  Now they are in the next room, and I will be digging in.  
I'll snap a pic when I am finished organizing. 

Well, I'm off today, it is nice to just hang around the house.  Short lived as my daughter and I are going to see a movie.  Soon my other daughter will be living nearby, so we will all be together again.  I'm really looking forward to that. 

Bye for now,


Rian said...

Nice job. I see you are watching GBTV; Good goin.

Teri said...

I was wondering who would notice that. ;)

Robin said...

Great sewing area. It is fun having the girls around again. I love having mine all in the same city for a while.