It's only money, right?? I can always make more if I absolutely HAD to. In the meantime, it's pretty fun spending some on my new Sewing Room. With three bedrooms and no family close by, I'm taking advantage of the extra space and setting up a room just for sewing quilts. Cooper is helping!
Yes, I know this looks a little weird, but it's how I spend money judiciously. That $36 hollow core door Dan Chance helped me acquire (in his really big truck) works perfectly as a table. In the past, I've added two small filing cabinets on each end. This table will suffice for the time being. I'll sew on one end, cut on the other.
Needing SOME cabinetry, I stopped in at Lowes again for some put-together-yourself shelves. As you already know, I'm not too good at this sort of thing, but after disassembling it twice, I finally got it right, only because I finally read the directions.
Not bad ... not bad at all. I would get some more, but the cost is prohibitive. These things were $20 each MORE expensive than in California. What's up with that? The big white wall to the left is covered in quilt batting. I scored big with a king-sized bag originally $40, 50% off and had a 20% off coupon on top of that.
Tack it on the wall and VOILA!! A huge design wall where you stick your squares while rearranging them to the perfect pattern. That perfect part doesn't happen with me very often, but it's fun trying.
Monday's are quilting day at the house just above me. Yesterday there were six ladies cutting, sewing and generally just having a great time. The best part ... Shirley is a master quilter and helps everyone with their projects, not to mention quilting many of them on her huge machine. I'd love to have one, but that's too much money, money, money for me!!!
I started on a really weird quilt yesterday ... one I'll show you at a later date. It's very ASKEW, just like me. Someone in the group always provides lunch. We had Shirley's amazing chicken soup with homemade pumpernickel bread. DELICIOUS!!
When I saw this picture on Ray and Cindy's blog, I just HAD to steal it. This is SO ME!! Even though I've sewn five quilts in the last few months, I'm pretty sure I still have fabric for 38 more. I really can't remember where it all came from!!
My plan today is to spend even MORE money ... I can't sew very well standing up. A chair is required, and I know EXACTLY where to find a comfortable beauty! Unfortunately, it's almost an hour's drive North to the Tucson Mall. Ooooooooh a MALL!!! I better leave my credit cards at home.