Yesterday was one of those days where it just got away from me without a lot being done in the sewing room. I had to run to the store to pick up last minute things before Thanksgiving for the pies and things – Mike has a cold so I had to get cold medicine but he now has high blood pressure so the search was on for what is now safe for him to take. I had intended to go to Wal-Mart but when I pulled into their parking lot I quickly changed plans to go elsewhere – they were packed – the parking lot was so full at 10AM I could not believe it – so I moved across town to a smaller store – got all I needed but the cold medicine, they didn’t have what I was looking for. Went home with the grocery’s and ate lunch. I was planning on going to the fitness center in the afternoon so I planned on going to a drug store to get what I needed – well, first stopped at one and they didn’t have it. I went and exercised, stopped at another afterwards they didn’t have it so back to the busy Wal-Mart – they did have it. By time I got home it was going on 2:30 and nothing at home had been done.
Then I needed to finish the laundry which I did and put everything away. Went outside for a little bit to clear my head with a walk around and a little yard work, back inside nothing had been done in the sewing room. While watching the news after supper I got a little crocheting done – I have yarn from last winter when I was going to force myself to learn how to knit a simple shrug – it didn’t work out – the shrug got unraveled and rolled back up into balls – I tried something else – it got too stretched out or something – by now you realize that crocheting and knitting really isn’t what I am good at but I like the idea of it!! LOL – so now a new shawl is being worked up – maybe it will grow? This is what I have so far. Sometimes I rather hold a crochet hook and do the simple mindless single crochet stitch instead of sewing.
I did play around with the sewing machine a little bit and realized that this machine has no holder for a cone. I got out one that is decorative (and now I see I cut half of it out in the photo) that I have used for both decoration and a thread cone holder before and was checking to see if it will work.
I’m wondering if it is high enough and if the thread will move smoothly enough – I put that piece of fabric there so the thread would show up so you can see it. I will just have to try it to see – I have about 7 cone spools so certainly want to be able to use them. Anyone have a Babylock and what do you use? The machine didn’t come with anything to hold a cone.
Today I am making pies – and my house needs a quick little cleaning because it needs it – not anything special because it will be Thanksgiving just because the floors need doing! I also know that after I get done making pies I will have spilt at least a little flour on the floor and they will need to be washed. Maybe I will have time for sewing at some point.