Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What I did Yesterday...


The other day when I needed to recalibrate the hoops for my EMP6, I became aware that the manual was not where I normally keep it. Not that I need to refer to it all that often and most everything I need is either available on the machines computer screen or online. I just like to know where things are. A frantic archeological dig Monday night after I got home from work did not unearth it, so I embarked on a studio reorganize/clean mission yesterday. I tried to time limit it til noon, but that was a gross underestimation. Besides that, I get sidetracked easily and took a trip downtown to the post office, the library, Hi-School Pharmacy...I needed a break after a few hours. I picked up some movies to watch while cleaning. I love our library. Besides having all the movies that our collective county system provides, our city library purchases new releases that they "rent" for a quarter a night. One of the librarians tipped me off that if you return them before the library opens the next day, they don't charge you for the first night. I didn't find anything in the new releases that grabbed me so I made a quick pass throught the regular shelves of movies and found some surprises. They had the Morgan Freeman movie "10 things or Less", "Things you can Tell Just by Looking at Her" (which I am watching now), "Things we Lost in the Fire" with Halle Berry and Benicio del Torre and just for fun "Blades of Glory". I use my library alot. I believe it is a tremendous gift (that we pay for with taxes, of course). One of my first jobs was as a library page. Loved that job...I still email back and forth with my old boss and see her whenever I go back home (which isn't often anymore since both my parents are gone) Anyway, I went to bed fairly early and woke up early...I took pictures of the clean studio and my new dress on Valentine. There you have it...a tour of the studio and No, I still haven't found that blasted manual!!!

5 comments:

Summerset said...

Cute dress! We use our library too - as much as we pay in town taxes, we might as well use something. I refuse to buy books for the kids or books on tapes or DVDs. Why, when you can get them for free any time you want and not have to store them at your house?

Sewfast said...

Exactly!!!

Kat said...

Wow! That is a cute dress!! Your sewing studio looks much better than mine. I always lament the fact that my DH is NOT handy like my dad. My mother would get whatever she wanted because my dad would build it. Me--nothing! He is a very good in other ways though so he's a keeper LOL!

Amy said...

ah your studio is wonderful and my what nice machines you have!

how do you like the folding down ironing board? I'm assuming that is what is in the brown cabinet?

I like the library too, even though I get dizzy reading titles with my head turned like an owl.

Sewfast said...

Hi Amy,
I love my fold out ironing board. It was one of the things I requested when we discussed turning that room into a "real" sewing studio. I was fortunate enough to find a new never installed unit at a rummage sale for $45.00. My girlfriend liked it so much she had her husband get one for her birthday and she loves hers too! The only negative is the board is not as long as a standard ironing board, so big things could pose a challenge...doesn't bother me! Mary