Bunch of small projects and one huge one

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Small ones:

Marking several pairs of new dark navy blue socks with white French  
knots on the cuff, so I don't accidentally pair them with the black  
socks. :-O

Add a 1.5" cuff to the (too-short) sleeves of a RTW caftan, and  
re-stitch the wiggly hem.  :-(

Hem a new print shirt which has been "almost finished" for ages.

Run a coverstitch to secure the (ugh, rolls to the outside) neckline  
binding of RTW pajamas.

Press four cotton and one linen summer shirts.

And, the huge one:

Tidying my sewing space to make room for a teaching session with DGD  
when she gets home from Juilliard this summer.  I haven't done a  
major cleaning out in ages, dust and lint are flying everywhere.

And, it always works this way, right?  I plugged in my beloved iron  
last week, and it did not heat up.  It was working fine the week  
before when I had a big project going.  I checked the outlet (it was  
okay), read the manual to see if there was a re-set button (nope),  
called the manufacturer to see if they had any suggestion (they did  
not, and it is no longer under warranty), pulled my back-up brand  
new iron (same model) off the shelf, and went online to find another  
back-up.  JoAnns had the model I wanted ON SALE(!!!), so I checked  
availability at my nearest store, and bought it.  Registered it, and  
plugged it in, and I'll use this one now, and save the "back-up" as  
a back-up, as it is also out of warranty.

And, of course, you all see what's coming next, right?  I plugged in  
the original iron 'just to make sure', before putting it into the  
recycling bin, and it heated up.  <sigh>

I do like THIS iron (no automatic shut-off so it's ready to go on  
demand), so I really don't mind having three of them.  ;-}   I'll  
keep one upstairs in the embroidery room so I don't have to run  
downstairs every time I need to press something.

  --  
Beverly, sneezing, but making progress
http://www.ickes.us


Re: Bunch of small projects and one huge one
On Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 3:14:45 PM UTC-5, BEI Design wrote:
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I *try* to tidy up when sewing but where does all
that thread come from that is on the floor?  *Sigh*
I think it's a losing battle at times, thank goodness
I have a vacuum cleaner in that room for the stringy
mess.


Re: Bunch of small projects and one huge one

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I know what you mean about thread.  I seem to carry thread nests  
from the sewing room all the way up the carpeted stairs.  I also  
seem to spread pins liberally around the house.

Sadly, I can go MONTHS without a really deep cleaning of my sewing  
room.  In this case, I had bits and pieces of several projects  
waiting for work, as well as *stacks* of stash looking to be labeled  
and stored.

I made a lot of progress yesterday: I can see the entire top of my  
cutting table!  Three stash-stacks are temporarily in another room,  
and I have the tools on hand to (finally) hang three cone-spool  
racks.
After I finish with those, I plan to install a 2' X 8' bench to hold  
four of my sergers/coverstitch machines, so I don't have to  
constantly rotate them in from the other room.

Whew!

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us




Re: Bunch of small projects and one huge one
On Monday, June 20, 2016 at 1:40:47 PM UTC-5, BEI Design wrote:
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WOW-WEE!  You have been a busy girl.  Oh you'll really  
appreciate the 2'x 8' bench for your other machines.  That
has to be a pain do the rotation of the machines.




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ItsJoanNotJoann wrote:
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I've run into a snag, I cannot locate the standards and brackets I  
used to hang the bench form the wall.  I know I very carefully  
stored them with the bench when we took it out of younger DD's room  
after she left.   Aarrgghh!   Trip to Lowes in the near future.  :-(

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us




Re: Bunch of small projects and one huge one
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"I made a lot of progress yesterday: I can see the entire top of my
cutting table!  Three stash-stacks are temporarily in another room,
and I have the tools on hand to (finally) hang three cone-spool
racks.
--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us

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Re: Bunch of small projects and one huge one
Bobbie Sews More wrote:
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Mine are sturdy wood, hold 24 cones each and I have six of them.  
Four are paired, one-above the other.  My husband gave them to me  
years ago, when I bought my first serger.  They are similar to this  
(but hold four vertically, and six horizontally):
https://cfl-createforless.netdna-ssl.com/p-images/4/2008/0114/136045-4-1.jpg

I presently have them leaning against the wall behind my machines,  
but the slightest misstep, and I knock them off, so I will be very  
happy to have them secured to the wall.

DSIL is coming over soon with power tools to help me get everything  
mounted properly.  Yay!

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us



Re: Bunch of small projects and one huge one
Thanks very much for your reply!
Barbara in hot SC


Bobbie Sews More wrote:
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Mine are sturdy wood, hold 24 cones each and I have six of them.
Four are paired, one-above the other.  My husband gave them to me
years ago, when I bought my first serger.  They are similar to this
(but hold four vertically, and six horizontally):
https://cfl-createforless.netdna-ssl.com/p-images/4/2008/0114/136045-4-1.jpg

I presently have them leaning against the wall behind my machines,
but the slightest misstep, and I knock them off, so I will be very
happy to have them secured to the wall.

DSIL is coming over soon with power tools to help me get everything
mounted properly.  Yay!

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


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