Monday, May 14, 2012
The Sewing Counter
Well, it seems like my sewing space is on the move again. While I loved having a sewing room all to myself, my little Mouse wasn't quite ready to move in with the big girls yet, so we've put her back into her old room (i.e. my sewing room). The bulk of my sewing storage is staying in there with her, but I needed another place to do my daily work. So I've commandeered a portion of our kitchen counter -- what I now like to call "The Sewing Counter."
In the long run, it's probably a good move. I can work downstairs while Mouse takes her naps, Bear plays in the classroom (what we call our combination play room/school room), and Bunny does her morning classes. The tall counter is also a whole lot easier on my back when I do my cutting, and I pulled an assortment of bins for holding my fabric, scraps, and various notions. I get so excited every time I see that fabric stack, thinking about the projects I'm planning to make with them. You can see my Retro Kitchen mini quilt hanging above the counter along with a darling sketch that my sister drew of our daughters last year.
My sewing machine sits on the kitchen table with my first pincushion and my favorite snack -- yogurt pretzels from Sprouts. My girls beg for these more than any other treat. I warn you, though, they're highly addictive...
I have the pieces all cut out for my mom's purse...a belated Mother's Day gift. She, being the wonderful person that she is, insisted that I make everyone else's presents before starting on hers. I'm hoping to get it finished today if I can.