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Monday, November 7, 2016
Coming up with a new plan: the sewing corner
Originally, when we moved here, the plan was for me to use the lower level "den" as a sewing room. I was concerned, however, that it would be cold down there and that the absence of natural light would be of concern. The room has grown chilly, and while there is a wall unit, electric heater, I prefer to avoid that. There is forced, central air also heating the space. I had to wait a bit, but DS #1 finally came over and brought my 2 sewing machines upstairs to the great room. There is a corner, near the sliders, where I also keep the drying racks, which is also now my sewing corner. The mending has been growing and needs to be addressed. First, I need to set up a sewing station.I started with the thread. Pictured in the purple lidded container, are my usual colors to the right, and odd ball colors for mending to the left. I try to use these odd ball colors up first whenever possible.
Here, you will note that the collection of odd thread colors has grown: I culled through ALL of my mostly inherited thread and sorted accordingly. Not to worry, I still have MORE:
A second tub overflowing with colors of thread that we wear as clothing, so definately will be used.
Additionally, I have a slew of inherited mini thread/repair kits containing mostly neutral threads, some odd colors. I tend to turn to these for sock darning and pet toy repairs.
The pin cushion is being laundred, I've organized my commonly used supplies in a basket. More to sort through but this will give me a good start as I attack the mending basket.