Sunday, May 29, 2011
So - here we are - up to our ears, still, in boxes of books, toys, dishes and candle holders, all looking for a home. Our first house guests of the summer arrive in less than 2 weeks time, and there are no curtains or blinds on the spare room windows - eek! Out came the sewing machine today in an attempt to remedy that situation, but I was distracted by a boy wanting me to make him something. Well - what else could I do? I made him a snake. A very goofy looking serpent, mind you, but the boy was pleased. Why do these simple quick projects end up taking for ever though? I may yet be taping pages from the Stornoway Gazette onto the guest room windows, but - hey ho!
I do plan, at some stage to make the window blinds (shades) in the same fabric as Mr Snakey there - very coordinated. I can picture it now.
Another thing I can picture very well is having a dedicated sewing room in the loft. Oh my - I think I might even call it a studio! At the moment, any sewing means a major upheaval and take over of the kitchen table. Simmering pots and piles of washing up are not really compatible with accurate cutting, straight seams and precious fabric, so I am getting very excited about this idea. Mostly, I have to say, since last week, when I overcame my fear of stepping on and off ladders at the top, and actually saw what a wonderful huge space this is. There are windows on both gable end walls, and most of it is floored. There would be plenty of room for us all to have several little areas: for sewing, computer work, setting out train tracks, and as a library. John has already been trialling some shelving ideas, which look great, so...watch this space!