Sunday when I woke up I said “absolutely no sewing today”. I never say that. I’m usually more of a mindset to say, “sewing all day”!!
I had let the sewing room lag. It needed dusting and vacuuming. The garbage needed changing. It was time to give it a little attention.
I had some things that needed to find a home…needed to get hung up and finally did it all.
My floor was covered with little fabric trimmings…
I hung the pictures that have the darker frames and I traded out my big fusible applique Country Threads picture.
Here is a close-up of that. Oh, I loved making this. I have them done for every season.
Long ago I did craft shows and made pieces like this and sold them. I have gotten rid of most of them. This one I happened to still have. He got hung.
Kayla had picked up a few treats for me. This little crocheted chicken egg warmer found a home here…At Easter time I’m going to look for an egg that is flat on one side and see if I can put this over one.
Kayla found these vintage calico green chickens…so cute.
I found the red tin with yellow roses. Red is my all-time favorite color and yellow roses were my mom’s favorite.
Kayla also found the little red suitcase. So cute.
Then there was this…UGH. My ironing board was LONG ago needing a new cover. Double UGH.
Just look at it!! Connie that super sweet girl was so kind and made me one but it doesn’t fit this ironing board. Mine is an old ironing board. Kramer bought it for me at an auction. I love it but…the traditional covers don’t fit it. You know what that means…I have to make one.
I’ve made them in the past but I really don’t like doing it. Making them isn’t hard…it’s simply time at the machine when I could be making a quilt!
Today was the day. I wasn’t putting it off any longer. Whatever fabric I had here was going to be the fabric I used. Being red is my accent color for the room I thought I’d make it red. None of these reds looked good with the fabric-covered top of this dresser.
So I looked and found this gray with polka dots.
I don’t remember if this came from a blog reader or if this was from the thrift store. Someone had made a table cloth or curtain from the fabric.
I took the old cover off and used it as a pattern of sorts. I LOVE the cover that was on it. It fit great and never slipped off. So my plan was to style it the same way with the little second piece that goes over the end. I cut out the two pieces.
I sewed them right sides together and checked the fit.
Then I hemmed the edges over making a casing.
Then it was time to find my Purple Thing. I love this for putting elastic or cord through to make a draw string.
Only problem…I couldn’t find it..well, I found this one first. It’s a similar concept. I used it to feed some elastic through the casing.
I popped the cover on and WOW…why did I wait so long?? I LOVE it!
I’m a huge polka dot fan and the color is good…PERFECT. No more nasty ironing board cover for me!! It took me 45 minutes to make one. Seriously, why did I wait so long???
I think too often I get so focused on the projects I want to make and finish that I don’t take enough time to make the sewing room look nice and be a pleasant place to work in. I got everything done that I could think of doing so I think tomorrow I’ll be back to quilting. I’m so glad I took my sewing time and put it into a refresh of the room instead. Now I wish I would do that for every room in the house. That might be an idea.
So tell me, are there others out there that need to recover their ironing board?? Curious minds want to know…