I’m sewing again! I have a sewing table and machine and a cutting table in my sewing room. Since Karen took away my big ironing board, we had to come up with another solution for pressing. The cutting table that I have lends itself to a great ironing station, but I had to figure out some way to make a pad for it. We picked out fabric that matches the walls and some of the accessories. It was one of my favorite prints – a bright Philip Jacobs design in all the right colors. I lined the fabric with Insul Fleece to protect the table and attached it temporarily with tape – I’m still trying to decide if I need a better solution to keep the pad from slipping. It felt so good to hear the hum of my sewing machine – oh how I have missed her!
The shelves are up, too! They are beautiful, and the best part is that I can adjust them if I need to. I still don’t have much in my room and every time Karen comes over she checks things out to make sure I’m not sneaking something in. Where is all my fabric? You guessed it, still in Karen’s basement. We are still sorting. The plan is to get everything folded and then decide what I really have room for. We haven’t even tackled the projects that are in progress – I just know she won’t let me have all of them at once (or maybe ever).
What have I learned so far?
• Have a plan.
• Be thorough even if it means going slow.
• Be realistic about what can get accomplished.
• Donate what can’t or won’t be used.
Stay tuned for more exciting updates about Della’s Big Dig.
— Posted by Della