Sunday, April 22, 2018

Sunday Sew-In

Today's Sunday Sew-In is a crazy day. A day of being torn between cruising, crafts, and cats.

My Cruising with Confidence book is in hand. Now it's time to proof it before I give the go-ahead to print. Exciting!

And the audiobook just went live on Audible and Amazon. Double exciting! And you can get it here for free with a 30 Day Audible trial!

The ebook version is also available on Amazon here. If you have Kindle Unlimited you can get it free, too. 

The Valentine's Day book is free this weekend. Triple exciting. Get it free here!

Thanks to all the tutorials I've done over the past several years (and continue to do) I'm just about ready to publish another book. Here's a sneak peak at the cover so far.

Then I have kitties. Oh, the kitties! While Sami is at weight, little girl Cami is a little bit behind. We have to get a bit more on her before she can get fixed and head back to Simply Cats for adoption.
Sami says hello.
And then there is the sewing. Since it's a Sunday Sew-In and I get lots of questions about what’s in my sewing room, I decided to give you a mini-tour. I move furniture and reorganize a lot so my set-up changes a lot. But here's what it looks like now. Maybe not next week, but today this is it.

My sewing machine is in the corner by the window. The table is really a door from the closet. My ironing board is to the right of the machine and is made from a piece of plywood covered with cotton batting and fabric. Yeah, my bulletin board needs some cleaning up.
To the right of my sewing machine, under the ironing board, are plastic drawers full of thread, bobbins, scrap fabrics, and other sewing supplies that I want close at hand.
 To the left of the sewing machine is a space for some of my other items. A variety of sizes of rulers, a penguin garbage can, a basket of projects and binder of ideas, and other items.
On the wall opposite the window I have shelving for the fabrics.
 I use the cubby hole shelves for the kid-themed fabrics that I use for charity quilts.
Then I have two china hutches that held the hundreds of salt and pepper shakers I used to collect. They are just about all sold off so now I have plenty of room for my other fabrics.
I keep my quarter yard pieces and fat quarters organized in the drawers. (Although this one is a little sloppy right now.) I keep other sewing supplies, along with all my cake decorating items, in the cabinets underneath.
On another wall of the room is one of the closets with no doors (because they are the sewing table). I keep patterns in the drawers, lace and binding and rick rack and yarn up above, and have my 30 yard roll of cotton batting hanging on the closet rod.
There you have it. Cruising, crafting, and cats!