cutting table before
cutting table after
ironing table before
ironing table after
That black and blue pile of fabric is my husband's academic regalia (graduation gown). Adams State College requires all faculty to attend both Fall and Spring graduation ceremonies in full regalia. He wore it a few weeks ago and some how tore the lining from the sleeve in one place. It was waiting to be mended, which was my first task this morning to get things cleaned up. See, I didn't just move everything and take a picture of a clean surface. I really dealt with each item in whatever way was appropriate. I left the pile of fabrics on my cutting table because they are going to turn into bags. I started making up some bags before I got sick but only got one done and a few pieces cut out for others. These are on my list for this weekend, which brings me to some exciting news.
I'm home alone until Monday!!!! The husband took the boy to visit relatives and do some skiing for the weekend before the boy must return to school on Tuesday. So ... finally ... I get some time to sew. I have a list of things I'd like to do which is longer than is practical, so I'll just be showing you what I actually accomplish. So far I have done the above cleaning, I've mended the gown, I've got the binding, sleeve and label ready for hand sewing on the nine patch strata and I've got my machine cleaned and ready to continue quilting a wall hanging I was working on before the holidays began. My refrigerator and pantry are stocked with meals and snacks so I'm set!