Hello! Just a quick post to say hi; I’m getting settled in Texas. I saved the sewing room for unpacking last, lest I get distracted and neglect the rest of the house. But it’s in usable condition now.
See that blue cutting mat below? Well, I warped it badly by storing it upright behind a bookcase in CA. It turns out the Texas heat is good for something though: I left the mat lying on our balcony for about 3 days in the sun and heat, and it’s about 99% flat again!! It sure is a lot easier to cut on a flat mat.
I was in a hurry to make curtains for our bedroom–there’s a street light directly outside our window that lights up the whole apartment at night. I ordered some white swiss dot cotton and black out drapery lining from frabric.com, and I was delighted when it was delivered a day early. I couldn’t wait to get some curtains up.
The lining does a wonderful job blocking out light, and I slept much better last night.
I’ve got a bedskirt in the works too, but I won’t bore you with the details.
Maybe you’d like to see a seersucker sundress though? Hancock’s fabric store is barely a mile from my apartment, and they seem to have sales frequently–40% off seersucker cottons, yes please, just what I need to survive this heat.