I want to apologize if I've commented on anyone's blog or post, sounding like an idiot. ;o) I have vision loss in my right eye. So over the last 16 years I have had to re-learn how to be "left" eyed, when I'm right eye dominant. (Believe me its a challenge I wouldn't wish on anyone.) Reading is slower now. I often wonder why I couldn't have lost the sight in my left eye? I really miss my right eye.
I also have cataracts. Which don't bother my blind eye. But they are reaching the stage of needing surgery in my left eye. Everything is getting darker and darker.
So as I read blogs I "miss" a lot of things, I never realized how much I was missing. I can't "see" a link, or I miss fine print on patterns or I even misread posts. OY!
On the Curvy Sewing website, blog posters have kindly pointed out my errors and helped me! :o)
So if I did that on your blog in a comment, I apologize.
It is bittersweet because the room I get was SPs old room. (our Group Home gal) After our Mary Anne died SP decided she wanted Mary Anne's old room. We have 3 bedrooms for clients. SP chose to move from hers into Mary Anne's.
I have the furniture in the room already. But the room must be repaired in areas and painted. I can't get to that until October when we close up the Lodge.
Photo above is my scissors box I painted years ago. The handle is a real thread spool painted blue and the "thread" on the spool is paint and glitter. Buttons are glued on too. I used a quilt stencil for the design and embellished it.
I used to collect baskets. But they never seemed to fit into my decor. So last year I donated quite a few.
My sewing things are scattered around my bedroom now.
Here I used some old stickers, and 2 old tupperware boxes (patterns fit great in the 10 pound rectangle tupperware boxes too)
For me with such a large family it was too easy to get too much stuff. And then storing it was a constant job, moving, re-arranging, getting the hand me downs out of storage boxes packed 2 years ago means climbing over what was just boxed up!
I'm at a stage in life now where I can get rid of every hand me down, or unused box of things waiting to be used. I ask myself- "Do I want to use the time I have left in life reading/sewing/making this?" "If I make it do I need it?" "Where will it go?"
It feels great to prioritize my life more. You get here (old age) fast. My sweet Mom is 84 and has just about eeeeeeverything she had when my Dad died 9 years ago! And she lives alone in a 6 bedroom house!
The funky "white arm" under the shelf is my bright light tucked in there out of the way.
With my vision, bright colors and sparklies are a must everywhere!!
I'll sew other things up there for the trailer with the fabric I have there. But I like to bring a project too. I wanted to sew something for me. But it looks like I'll have to wait. :o( I don't want to sew me something that far away from my stash at home. I won't know "exactly" what I need until I start sewing it!
No sewing this week. :o( Tom is fixing/making my at home sewing table taller for me.(he takes foreeever)
I saw how much I liked using a taller table when I used the trailer table- which is 29" high.
My home sewing table was 26" high.
I also ordered some table leg lifters to try on a few tables here that have steel legs.
It sure helps your back if the table is tall enough.
Years ago I sat on a lower chair at my lower table, but now its harder for me to get up from shorter chairs.
I recently saw on a sewing blog, a sewist who used table leg lifters for her cutting table.
Years ago I used to cut patterns on my bed. I used a cardboard pattern cutting board to cut them on the bed. My bed is quite high.
In the new room I'm going to make sure my cutting table will be higher too.
I will probably still machine/hand sew in my bedroom near the TV and computer.
I'm SEW excited to make my new sewing room pretty and inviting. And that's a project in itself! ;o)
Happy Creating! (((HUGS))) God Bless!