At This Busy Time of Year....

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” — RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Monday, November 7, 2016

What to Do?

Seeking calm.
a peaceful display
Well, we're back. At least for a while until I see what happens with the numbers. I changed the blog format and cleaned up some old features. I hope it is an easy read for you. So this is sort of a test.

Sometimes I just stop at the Phipps Conservatory just to stroll and take in the positive energy that I sense there. How can I recreate this in my garden? Well, first I have to find a new home for the Deer!!!

Recent posts on several blogs and some commercial sites are focusing on the organization of one's sewing space. From little cubbies in a small apartment to large stand-alone studio's organization is key to being a productive Sewist. I struggle to keep it all in line. I have re-arranged my space many times and I think it is time to work out a new plan. While furniture designed specifically for sewing machines etc. are ideal I find the cost rather prohibitive. I can't see plunking down $3000 for a desk, no matter how much storage it has. I am an IKEA girl. Works for me.

Things I need to work out,  the top 3:
  •  Right now my biggest issue is the full size ironing board. It really bogs up the space when open so I leave it down unless absolutely necessary. 
  •  I moved my large cutting table to the garage. When I need to open it fully I move my car and work there. Less than ideal, really. 
  •  My sewing/resting chair. It is an older recliner, has some issues with the mechanism. Should I toss it or not. I have memories attached to that chair. Our big guard dog, Auggie, was terrified of thunder. We would go there during a storm and he would crawl up in my lap until the storm or night. That is why the chair is broken, it was never mean to hold a person and a 140 lb dog. 

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