Wednesday, July 14, 2010

laundry, chair, and pool?

Laundry is my downfall. If I had someone to come and fold my laundry I could keep up on everything else in the house I swear. I spent all day yesterday folding loads of laundry and my kitchen table is now buried under nice folded piles and the chairs have hangers all over them. Ughh..

Since the table is here (I promise picture sometime) I had to move my sewing stuff into my bedroom. My computer chair doesn't fit. I've been moving the table to the side of my bed and sitting on my bed and sewing but I don't think that's the best position for me. A good friend of mine found me a $10 chair at a garage sale like I wanted and is painting it for me. Now I need to get some selvages for the cushion like the link I sent you to a while back. I only have about 10 myself. If anyone is working on a project or stumbles upon some selvages lying around, let me know.

I have not done any sewing since being back. I am WAY WAY behind on things now.The house was a DUMP when I got back from vacation and I've been working 8 hour shifts at work (5-1:30, 7-3:30, 5-1:30. 6:30-3, 7-3:30, get the idea, killing me here!) and trying to clean. I think my room will be the last room clean since all I do in there is sew and sleep, and well sewing has to wait until I can have a clean house. I think I will make it a point to do some sewing on my next full day off, I miss it so much!

Well, H just woke up from her nap, off to play in the splash pool in the backyard and maybe a trip to the library. What do you do with your day off?


Katie said...

Be careful what you wish might get more selvages than you ever imagined! (I'll dig through my trash bin in the sewing room and see what I can come up with!)

I fold laundry as it comes out of the dryer. Usually pop a movie in and fold while I watch, then pause while I run each load up and put it away. Otherwise, I might be in the same boat as you!

That splash pool sounds pretty nice right about now...

Marsha said...

Sounds like you are very busy catching up!

What size selvages are you looking for, how wide? I don't know if I have anything but if some turns up, I will let you know.

Hope you get all the work done soon so you can enjoy some sewing time!

Sandy said...

Hi Lisa,
I can't help with the laundry or house cleaning, but I do have an idea for your sewing chair. You could alternate the selvage strips with interesting strips of fabric.
Fewer selvages would be needed, you could complete your chair, and you could still collect selvage strips for other projects.


seventhsister26 said...

I know the housework & laundry thing. When the kids were little it seemed like it would never end. Make sure you get some sewing time in soon, or you'll go crazy;)
Happy Quilting!!

a good yarn said...

Yep, laundry and housework are never ending.Those are some tough shifts. Sleeping sounds like the way to go. Ann :-)

Beth said...

I never remember to save those selvages. I'll see if I have any around.
I usually watch TV while I fold laundry. I don't mind the folding, I don't like to put it all away.
The splash pool sounds like fun.
Sew soon!

---"Love" said...

Believe me; you will survive all that laundry, but it will be much easier if you fold each load as it comes from the dryer.
For some unknown reason, I've been saving selvages too for a few months; they are piling up in my sewing closet, and I had no clue why! You gave me an idea, and maybe before too long I'll come up with something. Thanks for the inspiration.
Now, go fold those clothes, then sew like crazy! ---"Love"