Monday, December 31, 2012

What I Did Today: Sewing Corner

We had a lovely day at home today.

7:30 am - Grocery Shopping
After several crazy weeks in November/December, and then a week of travel to visit family for Christmas, it was a treat to go to the store first thing this morning and stock up on groceries again. (And if you know me, grocery shopping is usually a dreaded chore...I almost never say that "it was a treat to go to the store." But it was.

As I was checking out, the checker said to me, "Looks like the new year is coming - lots of healthy food here." I appreciated the compliment and the sentiment towards new years resolutions, but I wanted to say...We eat like this all the time! Well, except when the schedule gets crazy-busy. Or a holiday comes around. Or we are staying with someone in their home. Whatever. We mostly eat like this all the time.

What a miracle age we live in! My cart was half-full of fresh produce: avocados, mangos, papaya, strawberries, mushrooms, lettuce, zucchini, December. I am so grateful.

11:30 am - Les Miserables
Mark and I went to see the film version of Les Mis. He had never seen the stage version, didn't know the story. I saw it on stage once, over 20 years ago. I know that there are more-or-less critical reviews out there, but I am not a critic. I am just me, and I enjoyed it immensely. So did Mark. It was a 3-kleenex show on this end.

It was a little odd, in the first few moments of the film, to adjust to the lack of dialogue. It's all singing. I expected it from the stage version, but it was still a little odd in the film genre.

Have I mentioned that the plot of Les Mis is a bit melodramatic? And sometimes hard to follow if you don't know that much about the history of the French revolution? No matter. The music is amazing. It was definitely worth seeing.

In the evening - Organized my new sewing corner
I was so inspired by Hillary's tidy sewing area when we visited them last week. This afternoon Mark cleared out some shelves in the family room that had been clinging to some of his old clutter. We found a pretty table on Craigslist for $20, and I spent the evening puttering and organizing in my new space.

Before: Mark has cleared off the shelves for the fun can begin!

Ta-da!! This tidy little corner is the consolidation of some mega-messes in the living room closet and the kitchen nook. I'm quite pleased with this arrangement.

 FYI - My clever and cheap-o fabric organization system. I covered 8 paper boxes with contac paper years ago. There's a box for light-weight woven, heavy-weight woven, patterns, knits, craft supplies, yarn, etc.

I love this part of my sewing organization system. I've probably been using this same box for 20+ years. It's designed for a workshop - sold in the tools section at the store - for little nuts and bolts and such. I use mine for needles, pins, fasteners, etc in the different drawers. Genius.


Julia - Finding My Way Softly said...

What a wonderful day! Thanks for sharing all the little details! :-)

Dorothy said...

You're going to enjoy that sewing corner. My only question is: when do you find time to sew? You are one of the busiest people I know!

Katie Lewis said...

Haha, looks like it's basically back where it used to be. :)