Hello, Friends and Visitors!
Today, I would like to share with you the [sorry] state of my house
Be forewarned: this is the unedited version. I am trying to have a sense of humor about this, and feign being undaunted in the face of the chaos I have created during my sewing/quilting process.
For the last week, I have been working on:
-10 mug rugs
- 3 tissue cozies/small phone cases
- 2 fabric covered mini-journals
- 2 fabric covered notepads
(all this commissioned by a friend, and does NOT include the teacher gifts I've worked on as well).
Oh yeah, and a couple dozen origami cranes that I am going to make chains and/or mobiles out of.
Are you ready?
Here's my sewing table, along one wall/hallway of our dining room:
|artwork in background by my 4 yr old son|
some kind of figure
Oh yes, and I cannot forget to include my stereo (if you can see it behind the stacks of CDs and boxes of holiday cards)
|Can you see the slit in my thumb?|
My hands get so dry that they split and it HURTS all the time,
so I either use this liquid bandage or
a band-aid with neosporin,
but if I use the latter, I can't text on my phone
without making a hundred errors.
Oh, and here's my origami crane-making stuff
Oh, and let's not forget the guest bedroom, where I store my fabric and keep my cutting board
|Like there's really room left to do any cutting on this mat?|
|Luckily, I can close the sliding closet doors to hide this|
(that is, of course, once I close the drawer)
And I really don't even have any finished products to show b/c I gave some away without photographing them, and most of the mug rugs are awaiting binding or topstitching.
Thank goodness for the Hubster-- he just texted and asked if I wanted him to bring home take-out. YES, PLEASE!!!
Here's the sole finished item, for a teacher, that I can share with you:
Okay, so there you have it. I'll have to share again with you after the holidays. [Thankfully, my mother doesn't read this blog or she would be completely mortified. Her house is pristine. But then again, she is not an "artiste."]
How are you all holding up as the holiday approaches? Are you all done? Are you still chugging away?
I still have more things to make, but I'm enjoying all the sewing and think I will be able to finish what I need to. Hopefully I won't lose my sanity at the state of the house before then!
Hope you''re all having a good week!!