Here in East Tennessee we've been like a lot of other places around the country recently....
Although not to the extent of some of my blog friends in the Mid-west,
but our last decent rain was over a month ago and the grass is turning brown,
not to mention the trees are losing their leaves because of the lack of moisture.
Sunday and Labor Day we were blessed with a pretty good amount of rain;
even though we had to endure a pretty hard downpour at first,
we had a several hours of good soaking rain behind it.
I took advantage of the rainy day by working in my sewing room and getting some things organized.
Oh, and someone stayed close by to make sure I didn't take too many breaks along the way...
This is my new "project" table Hubby made for me... I had an old cutting mat I wasn't using anymore because it had a run-in with a hot iron once and the heat made it bubble up on the edge. (You can see it in the picture...) Hubby took an old table we weren't using anymore and used contact cement to glue the cutting mat down where it won't slide around. This table is great for cutting out patterns and fabric and even for drawing so it's a perfect place to "start" a project!
This is my new pressing station- I keep my irons and accessories here so they can be plugged up easily and allowed to cool down without being in danger of coming in contact with something and accidentally burning or melting it. This works out so much better than having to clear a spot to press something!
I was also able to move my sewing machines next to the window so I can have more natural sunlight to work in.
This is my computer desk where I work on my embroidery designs... this is also where I blog! :)
Needless to say, I spend a lot of time here.
(And if you look closely you'll see Jojo and Lulu sitting on the top of the bookcase.)
This little chest of drawers is great for keeping fabric scraps, notions, and unfinished projects organized.
I also enjoy having a place to put my embroidery thread on display... there is something about seeing all the pretty rows of color that makes me smile!
Now that I'm a little better organized, I'm hoping I'll be able to work on more than one project at a time by keeping everything in its "place".
Here is something I've been working on recently- this cute Sunbonnet Sue applique quilt for a special little one in our family. I LOVE doing applique, but this was my first attempt at doing so many in the same project. I love gingham and this block turned out to be one of my favorites...
Here is another block- I love the way this one turned out too.
And here is the finished quilt...
Not perfect, but I didn't think it turned out too bad for my first time!
Next project on my list- time to make some fall pumpkins!
But first, I think I'll give myself the rest of the day off from all this work
before I start anything else.
As for my supervisor....
All this work has her tuckered out, too.
Happy Tuesday, everyone!