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Progress in my room!

Decent progress is being made.  On Monday I bought one of those packets of tongue-and-groove cedar that people use to line their closets, Bob sliced them in pieces for me, and I had enough cedar to line all of the wool shelves.  While he was cutting the cedar, I purged four more of the wall shelves, and reorganized.  The reorganization along reclaimed a lot of space.  It also brought to light a number of stalled projects that I want to revisit – in my copious free time, of course.  I dug all the way across to the shelves with the embroidery supplies on them, and at that point I stuck.  That is going to be a HUGE project to get into shape, and could derail the whole room.  So at that point I averted my eyes, and moved on.

I did get all the wool put away.  I pulled out… five?... six? bolts that I’m not entirely sure are what they claimed to be.  It’s wool from Affordable Fabrics, so I’m just a wee bit dubious.  Anyone out there really good at burn testing?  It’s something I’ve never learned to do.  I’m also not sure I actually like them any longer, which may solve the whole issue right there.

The new lights are fabulous.  I was able to redirect one of them to shine on what I was working on, and distinguish the navy from the black.  I love my new lights – normally that would have been chalked up to “I’ll need to wait until I’m home in daylight.”  I couldn’t carry on with the linen, but I carried it all back into the room and sorted it into color families on the floor.

Bob bought more cedar for me yesterday, and is going to finish cutting the lining for the fabric shelves tonight, so hopefully I can get the linen loaded back in.  Then I need to figure out what to do about my “other” fabric.  It’s fabric that I could make really cool SCA stuff out of (but don’t have a project in mind,) and fabric for mundane use (flannel, a lovely printed corduroy, etc.)  I don’t really have a spot for that stuff, and I need to work it out.  Either way, once the linen is back on its shelves, I can push the table into its spot, temporarily break down the ironing board, and get that side of the room sorted out and purged.  It’s SO much easier to do all of this now that I can see what I’m doing.  I hadn’t realized how much the lack of light was discouraging me from working up there.

I need to get things organized and put away, because I actually *want* to do some sewing for Pennsic.  I love my fantastic new room.  Amazing what shedding a little light can do.

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galingale
Jun. 14th, 2012 12:51 am (UTC)
Congrats -- sounds like a very rewarding project!

If you decide the wool isn't to your taste, I'd like to buy two cloak's worth off of you. I've tired of my Batman cloak and have been borrowing Rob's....but if he's really going to be coming to events, I need to fix that. And Victoria's latest growthspurt means hers doesn't fit anymore. But the only warm stuff I have aging is all too Little Red Riding Hood.

No, make that 2 cloaks worth -- Victoria's five. She'll dig a Little Red Riding Hood cloak.
kls_eloise
Jun. 14th, 2012 02:26 pm (UTC)
Sadly (for you) the stuff that I'm probably divesting isn't even close to cloak weight. But I'll run an eye over what's on the floor with that in mind.
jofglastingburi
Jun. 14th, 2012 12:34 pm (UTC)
This is just the inspiration I need to attack the library/computer/sewing room since Chris is off to see Anthony for the weekend. Unless, of course the plants show up and then I'll be in the garden.
kls_eloise
Jun. 14th, 2012 02:27 pm (UTC)
From what I've seen of the weather report, it would be a very good weekend for the plants to show up. I have some things I need to plant, and I need to yank out some lilies that have volunteered in places they're unwelcome.

It's funny how organization projects seem to be contagious. I'm just hoping I can keep up the momentum long enough to finish.
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