Thursday, February 17, 2011

the sewin' lane

When we first set it up,
Jeremiah called it 'the sewin' lane'
and the name sorta stuck.

My sewing space is pretty small - just a 20" x 56" piece
of the dining room,
but let me tell you - I am happy to have it!
To have a machine out 
and ready to sew at any moment
 is a real blessing.

My sewin' lane has gotten a bit messy lately.

You got me.

It's a disaster area.
It's gotten so bad - I barely have any room to sew!

So today,
I got to work!
Actually, I started yesterday evening
but I didn't get any farther than dumping everything 
onto my dining room table
when my daughter called to tell me
that the baby's heart-rate was too high.
The rest of the day is a blur,
but thankfully, Baby is fine now
and it looks like s/he's decided to 
peacefully stay put for another day or so.

I found all sorts of things buried in the mess:
A t-shirt & fabric that should have been made into a dress
last month for Lexi's birthday.
Some pants I'd forgotten I told Tyler I would alter.
(sorry, Hon!)
One of Tony's work aprons that needs a 2 minute repair job.

Lexi's blanket.
About 3 inches of the crocheted fringe had come undone
and I wasn't entirely sure how to fix it.
I had inkling, but wasn't sure, so I just put it off.
For almost TWO years!!
The ridiculous thing is
- in the middle of my sorting and putting away -
I fixed it.
It worked just like I thought it might,
and it only took 7 minutes.
Why didn't I do that sooner??

yards and yards of FOE :-)

I also unearthed fabric I'd purchased ages ago
 to make a wrench roll for Tyler.
I guess that's what you'd call it,
like a crayon roll - or a case for crochet hooks,
only for wrenches.

As usual
the job took longer than I anticipated
but it's soo nice to see the table-top again.

Now I can get back to work on my current project
so I can hurry up and get goin' 
on my
next one.

I'm joining Adirondack Momma's Sewing Bee today.
 next week? perhaps actual sewing


  1. Ohhh Weee! Your sewing area looks fantastic! You're going to shame me to clean mine up as well. A little too clean, but I love the teaser on your next project! Can't wait to see what it is. Glad that Lana and baby are doing better.

  2. You know it won't stay that clean for long....

  3. As I was getting my mending out of the way I realized I have also lost sight of my work desk and machines! So the job for me tomorrow is to get my sewing area cleared up! Thanks for the inspiration : )
    I am curious to see what you are creating next!
    I will be praying for your daughter!
    Enjoy your new found space!