a little sewing.
I sewed a few more rows on this quilt that I cut out last summer. It's one where the direction and pressing of the seams was confusing me. I finally did two rows yesterday and figured it out. It's for my grandson Cade who will be 7 next week. Won't have it ready for this birthday, but next year...
After all you can't rush a twin size quilt like this:
I thought that while I had this set up, you could see how I manage to sew in our home away from home.
There was no table in our motor home, so we bought a folding table that works fine. It's made from wood and both sides fold down. We eat on our laps, because the table is always filled with this:
The first week we were in Riverside, I found this "Cut and Press" at Walmart. It has been the best $20.00 I've spent this summer. I cut on one side and iron on the other. There is no room for an ironing board, so I do what clothes ironing I need to on it too. I used to use a beach towel on the kitchen counter.
This week, despite the heat, I managed to make two small Roman Shades out of this fabric for a client.
They don't photograph well flat, so when we install them next weekend, I'll try to remember to get a picture.
I did 3 shades for the same lady's kitchen several weeks ago and bar stool pads. If it's okay with her, I will get pictures of those too.
Today, I plan on starting to cover this lampshade. I've never done one this way before, so if it is turning out the way I want it to, I will try to make a tutorial out of it.
The shade came off this table lamp that I am in the process of painting back at my home in Bakersfield.
It is going in our little blue and white trailer that we are remodeling.
I have had this lamp since the mid 90's and it always fits just perfectly somewhere. It's great for doing handwork under and the glass table gives me a place for my coffee cup, book or sewing supplies.
With the old shade (which I love the shape of) and the brass color (which I thought I had to have in the 90's),it is rather dated. But I think by painting it white and the new shade "do" it will be just perfect for my trailer.
I don't like to complain, but just to vent a little, it has been so hot and humid. We live in a metal box, and even with the air on all the time, it just doesn't get really cool.
This week on our weekly trip to Walmart, we decided to get a Scrabble game. We discovered that there is a really nice Rec Room at the RV park where we are staying and...it is always air conditioned.
So, every evening after dinner, Mr. SS and I go down there and play Scrabble. It is so cool there, I almost get cold. Well maybe I'm exaggerating a little, but it feels sooooo good.
After only a few nights of playing, we both are starting to use a few five letter words. Wooo-Hooo!! I'm still 2 games up, but don't tell Mr. SS I told you.
Also, don't tell him, I have Scrabble on my Kindle. Thanks, cousin Judy. I am hooked on "practicing" .
We decided to save on gas and stay in Grand Terrace this weekend, not going home. Two weeks without seeing my babies. I can hardly stand it, but Mr..SS has been working on the little blue and white trailer every weekend for a month and hasn't had a day off.
His boss here asked him to play golf in Hemet today, so he's getting to do that and hopefully resting tomorrow.
Now, I have to go clean up my tiny kitchen. We woke up to ants all over everything this morning. I sprayed the heck out of them, and need to clean up the dead bodies.
God is Good!!
Life is Good!!