I should be back up at Quilt Villa with this sweet girl!
This was so funny, I had my back to Sadie, trying to connect the ipod to Pandora on bluetooth so that I could have music while I sewed in the basement….and I turned around..and she had claimed my comfy chair!
She has NEVER done that…..but I guess she had enough of being on her bed on the cold floor and moved up to warmer more comfy places.
Oh Sadie, you steal my heart…..and now my CHAIR!
Beware though, when I return to the cabin tomorrow afternoon after my Wilkesboro workshop – that chair WILL be mine for adding that next hexie section on to the on-going and eternal hexie project!
I did get some sewing in this morning up to this afternoon when I headed out a bit after 3pm:
Trimming up with my Martelli cutter!
Remember I was trying one at Irene’s a couple weeks ago? I gave my thoughts on it HERE. I bought two. One for the cabin, one for home. It is less stress on my wrist when doing loads of trimming.
It is a bit different to open the thing than my push down blue dritz cutter – and this one I have to REMEMBER to close, which I didn’t with the dritz…but old dogs CAN learn new tricks if it keeps us able to cut for longer periods of time as we age.
Not only do I teach tomorrow, but I have ONE MORE big trip this year…..I leave for Indiana on Wednesday, and being in airports and planes puts one in a germ-pool as it is. I don’t need to be sick before I go.
For those asking about the kitchen islands I bought for cutting tables, you can find the info on the IKEA site HERE.
Depth: 25 5/8 " / 25 5/8 "
Width: 69 1/4 "
Width: 69 1/4 "
Depth: 65 cm / 65 cm
Width: 176 cm
Width: 176 cm
Since no assembly help was needed….I dug into scraps!
And I’ll be back at it again tomorrow, after class, and after a neighbor’s birthday party evening.
And BECAUSE I’m home…..guess what happened? 5 MINUTE POWER PURGE!
Did you get yours done today? Which area did you choose?
I purged these two drawers while my soup was heating for dinner:
Left of the stove --
You will see ONE tooth brush in there for cleaning around the sink and grout. Do you know how many old toothbrushes were originally in here? FIVE!
FIVE!?!? Yes…five. Evidently I think that old toothbrushes must be preserved for future generations just in case a whole bus load of folks drop by to clean my grout en masse.
Now they will have to fight over ONE old toothbrush.
I also threw out the old plastic corn holders for corn on the cob. We NEVER take the time to stick corn holders in the ends of the corn so why bother to have them?
Also …some plastic “Microwave your eggs” cookers kind of things…..never worked well….out they go!
Right of the stove..Odd sized stuff….
I kept two pizza cutters because, just because. Maybe I don’t trust that the son won’t let one be all dried on with cheese when I need to cut another one.
Two ice cream scoops for the same reason. We each have our favorites. But this drawer is greatly lightened.
All while my soup simmered…..
And tonight..I just might get a couple hours of stitching in!
I’ll be hitting the road bright and early in the morning…7am!