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Saturday, July 5, 2014

No-sew days

Three things to be happy about:
(1) fireworks
(2) holidays
(3) relaxation

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th - as for me, I'm looking forward to the end of the fireworks!  Fireworks are illegal in Maryland and Virginia, so every year for about 1-1/2 weeks after the holiday, the good people haul them to the District and have it, starting at around 9:30 p.m. until around 2 a.m., sheesh!

For the last few days I've been moving some things from my sewing room because I need to have some repair work done on the wall in there.

As I've mentioned before, I live in a row house that was built in the mid-forties; I believe in Philly and Baltimore they're called "brownstones," but in the District they're referred to as "row houses."  Same thing.

All the houses, at least the ones on my block, were built with porches at the rear of the first and second floors that the owners converted into liveable space.  In fact, when I bought my home there was still an ice box installed between the kitchen and the back porch, I destroyed it trying to take it out though.

My sewing room is in that converted space on the second floor, and now it needs a vertical crack repaired where the two walls meet.  The job is supposed to take three days so I'll be out of commission for about a week or so.

Is that a mess or what?  My cutting table is in the way, which means clearing out the things beneath it so I can fold it down.

I've been trying to sort and straighten as I pull those boxes and bags out to make it easier when I put it all back, a job in itself!

Thread, tracing paper, usable pieces of fusible web, scraps (of course!), coloring books, marking pens, patterns that I drew up, ribbon, rulers ... lots of stuff under that cutting table!

Then there's the stuff at the other  end of the room...

Sew forth and sew on til later!


  1. Wow, we are a lot alike. I have things stored the same way. And I see a plastic box with a green lid and red handle. I have its twin in my embroidery stuff. I hope those three days go quickly for you.

  2. Hope things go smoothly so those 3 days go fast. But a good time to sort, reorganize, purge.

  3. OOOH, I feel your pain.....my sewing room is the bonus room above the garage. One of the dormer walls developed a crack which the builder is going to fix this week......yes, I too am moving everything away from that wall and covering the HandiQuilter that I'm not moving.....

  4. Oh boy, no picnic there ... but at least you have a sewing room to put things back into.

  5. Good luck with your sewing room. I'm originally from Philadelphia we call them row houses also! There were 7 of us 5 children and my parents. Don't know how we did it . It seems so small when I look at it now.


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