I spent all day yesterday cleaning up my little sewing room. I was quite despondent about it at first but once I got going I was quite happy with the results. Before picture click here . I also sorted out and cleaned up the book shelves that can't be seen in this picture. I was very busy and I feel like I can go in there and sew now. It was really starting to pile up and feel like I didn't even want to go in there. I also - if you can believe - did not have a scrap box. I would just put the scrap bits of fabrics in different spots and in different piles on my shelves. So I made one of the bottom drawers of my little plastic cart as a scrap bin. I think today I am going to go buy another little plastic cart to hold things like my Dear Jane stuff (which is sitting in containers in the TV room).
The reason I decided to clean up my sewing room is because I bought myself a Christmas present!!
Every November our quilt guild has a sewing room sale and people sell their crafts and clean out their sewing room and sell various fabrics, ribbons, craft supplies that are cluttering up their sewing room. And someone at the guild had their neighbours featherweight sewing machine for sale. I have really wanted a featherweight, I have been searching them out online for the past year or so. Most of them are for sale in the U.S. and the prices seem to be in the $400.00 or so range American. This little machine has the case, manual, and a whole bunch of bobbins and extra feet. It was $400.00 - Canadian. So impulsively I bought it!! It is in really good shape - sews really well. I will take it in to the Singer shop for a bit of a check over and an oil. The machine was built in 1954-55 in Elizabethtown, New Jersey and spent most of it's life in Guatemala being used to sew clothes for a family. The woman who's mother's machine it was had a little note on the handle of the case. I am so happy to have bought it. But it was a bit impulsive. Oh well - it's only money.