by graceandham 11 Jan 2018

Yesterday's and today's and tomorrow's challenge was and will be to begin making sense of the sewing room again. Since last February I've not been going over the stairs to sew because of the knee issues. So, I've been sending my son up with little bags of fat quarters and tools and Salvation Army shirts and blouses and jackets, oh, my! He piled my cutting table, as instructed 4 feet deep in stuff that only a stitcher could love. (Okay, I did it.) So I've begun to sift and sort through - which shirts to stitch which projects on, which shirts to "cut down" for cotton yardage - hey, 20 cents a yard for cotton versus $14 a yard. This feels like one of those Herculean tasks. I have some really fabulous fabrics and projects lined up. Not quite ready to sew - need to carve a bit more space out around the machines first. But, I'm getting there. My first project(s) will be ITH quilted table runners using colors one son likes - greys, browns, soft spoken greens. Also, some blue toned ones. These seem simple enough while I remember how to hoop and stitch.

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by lbrow 14 Jan 2018

Sounds wonderful to me. I'm still trying to clear Christmas away, just cannot hold up to do much.. Love you Lillian

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graceandham by graceandham 14 Jan 2018

If it's still close to hand next Christmas, that's okay.

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by arisann 12 Jan 2018

Happy New Year, as you begin getting back to it!

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by 02kar Moderator 12 Jan 2018

It sounds like you have it all under control and kudos to you. I'm glad you will be in the swing of things soon. Enjoy rediscovering all of your old and new treasures and creating beautiful new projects with them.

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graceandham by graceandham 12 Jan 2018

Thanks - what a wonderful wish for me.

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by dragonflyer 12 Jan 2018

Sounds like you have made great progress on your knee....now to uncover hidden treasures in your sewing room!

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by jrob Moderator 12 Jan 2018

Oh, it will be like finding new buried treasure, literally. Sounds like fun to me. I hope you enjoy your time there.

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by meganne 12 Jan 2018

You go girl!
You can't keep a good woman down, (for long), so as long as you're feeling up to it then the time is right.
Sounds like a lot of fun. :-)

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by pennifold 12 Jan 2018

Good for you Betsey, I'm sure you will get through it piece by piece. Love Chris

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by dailylaundry 11 Jan 2018

Nothing like getting back to stitching!!! Good luck in straightening out everything - My craft room is upstairs to - makes it hard when my knee or back is hurting! I am happy you are feeling better!!!

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by kustomkuddle 11 Jan 2018

Congratulations on feeling good enough to start back sewing. That is always a good feeling to me. Sewing is my "happy place." Wishing you patience and perseverance in sorting everything out.

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graceandham by graceandham 12 Jan 2018

Happy Place should be the sign on the door.

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