Saturday, June 13, 2015

What I did on summer vacation

I know, I know, it's kinda sad.  Not only did I "stay-cation" during one of the coldest and most wet early Junes that I can remember, but I also spent at least 50 percent of it washing, ironing, and folding fabric.  My eldest daughter coincidentally took her vacation at the same time, so while she went to an island beach I took care of her 11 year old and did my laundry at her house.  Had to bring my own ironing board and iron.  It worked out well because I haven't really got into corners and decluttered my room in at least 4 years.  I was able to tear it all apart and not have to live in it while I took my time putting it back together.

Afore mentioned daughter would have had heart failure at the river of musty fabrics that I had going on at her house.  It was ok since she didn't have to SEE it.  I also put food in her fridge and cooked it too.  Something she insists she does but I don't think so.

Some of these fabrics came from a yard sale. I thought that several yardages I found with the center chunk gone were those, and wondered why????????? Eventually I came to a piece I knew I had purchased at a store and was faced with the reality.....a crafty grandchild has been into them while I was comatose after night shift.  I have a promise that no more fabric butchering will be done.  Luckily, none of the best fabrics were harmed, most of them were cheaper and older cottons of the walmart variety.  Only a little pain.  There were all destined for being cut up for a quilt, or some dolly dresses or craft someday anyway.  Not a $20/yd fabric for trousers or a coat.

I got it back home and on the shelves.  I've managed to get under and behind and on top of everything and eliminated bags and boxes of stuff.  I really want to keep my sewing room in my bedroom but it was getting to be too much.  I like to wake up bleary eyed after 4 hours of interupted sleep and then think about what I could do before turning over and trying a little longer for a little more sleep!

I had to hide the fat quarter pieces in a rolly-bin under the bed, but I can see them all when I pull them out.

It's been done for a week, and the tidal wash of debris that I used to try and fight daily hasn't reappeared!  I love opening that door and seeing floor and even patches of baseboards.  I even found another window I had totally blocked off (not that I really wanted it with my daylight-shirking self)!

All in all, not a bad way to spend vacation.  I still snuck in a couple restaurants and swimming pools.

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