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Bunch of small projects and one huge one

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.
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
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BEI Design
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.
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ItsJoanNotJoann

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!
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Beverly 
http://www.ickes.us
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BEI Design
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
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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.
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Beverly 
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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. :-(
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Beverly 
http://www.ickes.us
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BEI Design
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):
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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!
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Beverly 
http://www.ickes.us
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BEI Design
Thanks very much for your reply! Barbara in hot SC
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):
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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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Bobbie Sews More

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