Fall is in the air.

The cooler weather definitely has me thinking more and more about quilts, and wishing I had a good sized one of my own right about now.  We’re right on that cusp here in Maryland, where it isn’t quite warm enough to have the windows opened wide, but it isn’t quite cool enough to turn on the heat.  I’m sure we’ll have a few more warm days before the cold hits us, and I just can’t bear the thought of opening up the first gas bill of the season.  So for now, you’ll find me huddled on the sofa in a sweatshirt.

I spent a little time yesterday working on cleaning up the sewing room.  It ended up it total disarray after I moved my sewing machine to the dining room table.  Now that things have cooled off though, I really need to move it back in there.  Where it belongs.  I’ve made a mess of the dining room, and I can finally breathe in the sewing room, so I’ve got some leg work to do.  I’m also thinking about some furniture additions and subtractions.  Right now, I have our old glass dining room table in there.  It’s ok, but not great.  And my husband’s old dresser.  There’s nothing wrong with it, but it just isn’t working for me, and we have no where else to put it, so I think it must go.  I also have no shelving.  Instead, I shove fabrics into boxes and bins and closets and drawers.  And, out of sight out of mind.  I can never remember what I have or where it is, and I don’t think this is the most economical approach.

So.  I’m thinking this: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S99861340.  I’ll need to do some measuring first, and of course go and see how sturdy it is.  But I think it will be a good start.  We’ll see.  If I get it maybe I’ll show you pictures.  The current situation is so hideous and messy that I just can’t reveal it. 

This weekend the blinds come, which is very exciting.  I’ve got some housework to do, and I’m hoping to get the wonky star quilt quilted.  It’s not very big, so hopefully it won’t take too long.  Another throw pillow.  And maybe, if I can get to JoAnn’s (and they have a solid I want) I can get started on my grandmother’s quilt.  I think I’ll go with the wonky stars again, but make them larger.  Oh, and sew a little house.

I’m rambling today, I know.  And still no pictures to show.  Maybe some real sunshine this weekend will help that situation!

I’m going to make an effort, by the way, to post on here every day this month.  For reals.  Wish me luck!

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One Comment on “Fall is in the air.”

  1. Angie Says:

    We have the ikea expedit shelving, though not the workstation. We really like the shelving. It is fairly sturdy, but I don’t know how the desk part would be.

    We’ve finally had at least a taste of fall weather here. I’m ready!

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