……of sorts has been happening at p and c.
During the week before Christmas week, my sewing room’s disorder finally drove me to the point where something had to be done. My sewing, or more accurately the lack thereof, was in part due to feeling stifled by the mess and clutter. I decided to clear it all out, sort, collate, pack, box and hopefully put back less and in some sort of order. The Golfer walked past and looked from the near empty
dining sewing room to the, by now, over cluttered lounge room and rudely remarked that I just seemed to have moved everything from one room to the other. Cheek! I harrumphed, tossed my head and declared that everything was in distinct, coordinated and meaningful groups, awaiting their clearing/sorting/boxing/collating to happen.
After two and a half day, one trip to the op shop (to deliver) and another to the $2.00 shop to buy boxes (which were slightly more than $2.00), the room is more ordered and many projects are now boxed and housed in the amoire
awaiting their turn. There are still a couple of boxes to be delivered to a friend who helps out at a refugee centre where they teach women to sew, and some things to pass on to other friends. (Beware any one who visits, or whom I visit in the foreseeable future!! You have been warned!)
One big change I made was to put the work table under the adjacent window, and move my sewing machine from its hidey hole cupboard out onto said table; the hidey hole now houses more projects – of the yarn kind.
This has left my machine prey to dust and given that there are times when my machine lies idle because I’m caught up with hand work, it seemed appropriate to make my machine a cover. Yes, I could have worked out how to make one, but a quick search on the Internet led me to this very professional tutorial. Yesterday I visited Sewn and Quilted (they’re having a huge sale – fabrics as low as $12.00pm) and picked up some iron-on foam (and some bobbinis!), and averted my eyes from the fabrics – aren’t you proud of me?!
it took but a short while to make the cover, following Vanessa’s easy instructions. The foam was a little thick making the sewing a little unwieldy but not difficult. I didn’t quite have enough fabric for the sides too, but found some scraps of Prints Charming spot the perfect size. In my eagerness to get it made, I forgot to do any quilting, but I don’t think it’s needed and hey, it’s a sewing machine cover.