Monday was a day of getting shit done. Here’s a list:
- My friend went and got her updated Covid Vaccine
- We took a couple big bags of stuff to Good Will (Some of it from my sewing room!)
- We pulled out a ridiculous amount of polar fleece in my garage that I’ve been meaning to give away and delivered it to a place where a happy recipient will retrieve it.
- We drove an hour to Hopewell, OR, for agility class and got to see some friends.
Here’s my friends at agility class. I’ve shared photos of Rico in this barn before.
They all say “hello!”
Here’s Heather, my friend who built this barn, explaining something complicated. She’s the one teaching the class.
Here’s the enormous pile of polar fleece that I’m giving away. It feels sooooo good to have all of this out of my garage. I purchased this fleece, mostly 5-yard pieces… nearly 20 of them… before I moved to Portland.
I used to make dog leashes and dog toys — for many years. Once I moved to Portland I lost my fascination for all this hand work and got interested in making other things. It’s about time I got rid of this stuff. It will go to a woman who makes dog toys for the local Humane Society shelter. That feels like a pretty good use for this!
We did spend a little bit of time on Monday working on my sewing room. But today, we finished it up! After days of sorting fabric and selecting fabric to get rid of, today was a day of finishing these tasks up and then putting it all back together.
When the day started today (Tuesday), here’s what my sewing room looked like.
Most of those bins hold my batik fabrics that are stored under my cutting table. There are also some bins of scraps there that have been organized and reduced. The scrap bins came from the space between my cutting table and chest of drawers.
While all this stuff was piled in the middle of the room, I pulled the vacuum out and cleaned the empty spaces before putting it all back. I also dusted and cleaned all the surfaces.
Here’s a glimpse of what my sewing room looked like a few weeks ago.
Here’s what it looks like today.
The closet has been straightened and I’ve added some fabric bins to the top shelf.
I broke out my label maker so I can clearly see what is in the bins.
Here’s my sewing table. It’s ready for my sewing machine once I break down my kitchen sewing studio.
And here’s my cutting table with all the fabric below organized and streamlined.
Here’s the file cabinets to the left of my cutting table. The top has been organized and cleaned and the space on the floor has been cleaned. This is the space where my ironing board usually sits.
And here’s the cubby hole between the cutting table and chest of drawers where bins of scraps are stored. It’s all been reduced in mass, cleaned, and some feed bag stuff was taken into the freed up space in the garage.
Here’s the chest of drawers. Of course, all those drawers were organized and filled a couple days ago. And now the top is looking pretty pristine.
We also took a trip to my long arm quilter this afternoon. My friend dropped off four quilts to be quilted and I dropped off two. My red KFC scrappy trip quilt and my Moss Garden quilt for my bedroom. It was fun to pick out thread colors and quilting designs. I can’t wait to see them. We will take two more to her next week. We have to finish up the backings.
After dinner tonight I had an appointment to get my own Covid booster shot. This is the version that’s supposed to do better at covering Omicron. It’s hard to believe I’ve now had FIVE shots to keep myself safe. But I feel good knowing I’ll be better protected.
Once we got home we fired up my kitchen sewing studio and started working on four more blocks for my red KFC Fractured quilt.
We were both a little tired but pushed and finished up four more blocks.
This makes 24 blocks completed. Sixteen more to go, so we’re on the downhill slide.
Tomorrow we plan to work on my friend’s quilt backings and getting ready for an adventure.
I’m ready for bed!