Sunday, February 12, 2012
How the Rest of Saturday Went
My husband took the seven year old out to lunch and then over to his parent's house to put together a cabinet for them. We watched Courageous the other night, and it encourages men to be the head of their family adn more involved in their children's lives, which he is trying to do. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend the movie. While they were busy with that, I took the little ones to the grocery store and the thrift store. I managed to find two pair of ice skates (one pair of hockey skates and one pair of figure skates) for the seven year old. He's been going skating every week with the homeschool group but had outgrown his skates from last year. Things are so cheap at the thrift store that I was able to get the next two sizes of skates so we don't have to pay the rental fee anymore! I just cut my weekly ice-skating fees in half :)
When I'm not using it, the sewing machine is covered with it's hard plastic cover. The machine sits down in the table, flush with the tabletop, so the cover isn't on tight, but I'm confident no child could move it from inside the crib. The table has a section that will fold closed if the machine is removed, but then I don't get much sewing done because it's a pain to open it and set everything up only to have to close it again (which is what I've had to do with it in the dining room, to keep the daycare kids out of it). Under the folded out section I have my works in progress, and the black lamp is an Ottlite I got for Christmas a year ago. I would like to get either a shelf, or preferably a hanging cabinet to put above the machine to hold sewing supplies up and out of reach too, so I'll have to look for something like that. I will have to do all my cutting in the other room (I like to use the kitchen bar for that), and larger ironing will have to be done out there, which is inconvenient. But I have a small ironing board without legs that will fit fairly well on the little table next to the recliner for pressing quilt blocks.
So, I'm sore and tired, and still have to finish putting a bunch of stuff on the black shelf we moved out of this room. I'll have to show you that project when I get it all done. I'm excited about that too, because it doubles my storage for homeschool books and preschool supplies. More on that when it gets finished (which will need to be done tomorrow, before I'm back to daycare duties Monday morning. For now though I'm really happy with the sewing space and can't wait to put it to use (you know, after I get everything else done...) It's been a good day.