What have I been up to this past week? Mostly cutting pattern pieces...
...and working on the hall closet.
I just kept plugging away on both.
Look what I found in with my sewing stuff!
Well, I found mine in the garage in one of my "Nostalgia" boxes. I had a small one (Juniper--named after the wild rabbit I managed to raise) and this larger one I named Bengie. (And I have my sister, Renee's, too, I believe.)
I gave him a good bath, dressed him in his cave man outfit, and he is now in with Ian's toys. Not sure he's going to like him, though. When I found Bengie in the garage Ian was scared of him.
Note: the felt outfit was from the above McCall's troll clothes pattern--sewn by hand in junior high when I was about eleven. Bengie is about 55 years old and so is that pattern--LOL! You never know what you might find in my stash. I haven't even shown you the box of books from grade school yet, either.
Anyways, stepping out on to my patio these are my views--left...
I finally finished cutting pattern pieces yesterday.
Leah was here for crafts on Tuesday and is coming back tonight. We wanted to try out some diaper liners (that's what's on top) so made a pattern, cut a couple pieces of zorb (an absorbent core fabric made in Canada), and did a water test. Not too much difference in how much water they could absorb, but the zorb did dry faster and was harder to wring out. So going to try making a couple of diaper liners and see how they work.
Leah had ordered some more Zorb II and some white micro fleece (SOOOO soft!) for wicking from a place called Wazoodle Fabrics online. (Don't you love that name?) They had the cheapest price for the Zorb we could find so we took a chance on this new company. Really impressed with how fast it came and the quality looks good. They are washed and ready to go.
I finished up in the hall closet. Now it only holds sewing supplies and two boxes of oil painting supplies...so far.
As you can see there is half a shelf left open--tada!!
I finished all the cutting of the pattern pieces we had ready to cut.
I can see my carpet again--LOL!
But in the studio...there are plastic bins...
...and banker boxes waiting to be filled.
This little closet will get an overhaul.
This closet will get completely pulled apart and reorganized. There's room for a couple more things in the hallway closet, too...and even on the garage shelves...thank goodness, eh? LOL!
So that's what I've been doing the past week. I'm down to one closet. Oh, and Annie needs a collar with her name and my phone number on it before she comes over, too. So it won't be too long.
After the closet...
Today is the CCC group. I was too shot to make it down for the library on Tuesday and haven't had time to read, anyways. But today they have some lady coming from NDSD to talk about something or other, so I might try to make it down. Too shot to even work on zendalas, anyways. Last week I only popped down to say why I wasn't staying--LOL! This reorganizing stuff wears me right out and stiffens me right up--LOL! But I am nearing the end, anyways.
Leah is coming for crafts tonight. We need to layer up all the pads and pantyliners the way she wants so they are ready to sew. And Leah is working on a little organizer do-hickey for her purse, too. So nothing strenuous tonight. ;)
Oh--hurray! Just got a text wanting to know if I was up for a spontaneous visit?! From Ian and Leah--always!! Later!
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