Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Recap / Sewing Room Update

Neale is home from New York, I picked him up from the train station in Morwell just over 2 weeks ago now.  He had a fantastic time, and came home with lots of photos, very footsore and seriously jet lagged.  He's promising that we'll both go next year!
As you saw in my previous post, he did go to Mood for me - no fabric though, but I do now have a Mood baseball cap and t shirt!  He also found Tiffany's and he bought me a beautiful silver necklace designed by Paloma  Picasso.

My sewing room is still not done.  Neale painted the walls the other day for me and I started painting the around the doors, window and skirting boards.  I have made a discovery - I absolutely loathe painting! I've done one coat so far and will possibly need to do another 2 - woe!
I ended up choosing Taubman's "Kingston Aqua"  for the walls, white gloss for the trim and today I bought "Stone Patina"(grey) for the back of the sliding door that separates my room from Neale's.  I'm wanting to get a matching grey blind for the window.  The room looks light and airy.  I just hope that my part of the painting turns out OK.
I'm planning to buy a 2 metre table (Officeworks)  to hold my machines and which will also double up as a cutting table.  I definitely want a some shelves on the wall on the right hand side to hold all my books.  My pattern collection should fit under the table in plastic storage boxes.  I also would like a shelving system to hold some of my fabric collection.  I've seen a couple that might me suitable, but will probably necessitate  the entry door to be removed.  I suppose once the table and chair are in, I'll be able to see just how much room is left.

I'm currently on 2 weeks leave at the moment - now in the second week!..  Have enjoyed not having to get up and get to work by 8-30am!  Haven't done a great deal - housework, ironing (haven't even made a dent in that!!) read several books, watched lots of movies on dvd and just generally relaxed.
Tomorrow, I tackle cleaning up and out some kitchen drawers and cupboards.  I heard a mouse the other day and have seen evidence of where he's been - pesky little blighters.

It's Spring here now.  I thought I was doing well, 9 days in and no hayfever.  Day 10, it has all changed and I'm suffering now.  Stupid tablet has yet to kick in.

My car got crunched in a car park on Sunday - so not happy.  I hope karma gets them good.  I suppose it's not too bad - a broken headlight cover with a dented bonnet with paint scraped off.  It's not worth going through insurance to repair it (I think I've got to pay the first $500-00) and frankly, I don't really want to spend that to repair a 10year old car that is not worth a great deal now.

Neale's taken pity on me and started doing the second coat - it's going on much easier for him now though!



  1. Sounds like your sewing room is at least getting there . Hopefully then you can get sewing.
    My sewing has been very slow but at least I am slowly making a cord jacket for my middle daughter =- hopefully she will get to wear it before it gets too warm.
    Thanks for the wishes about my eldest daughter - she was home a few days only and is now in Peru ! ( wonder if she will get fabric from there - I know she is looking at alpaca knitwear for herself )Hopefully see you at sewing group again some time.

    1. Hi Janine. How is the cord jacket progressing? I have always liked corduroy - it looks so cozy, comfortable and warrm and in available in a huge range of colours. Wow, your daughter is certainly travelling around. What a great experience for her. Hopefully, she won't orget to bring you bank some South American fabric!