Three things to be happy about:
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!
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!