Tuesday, June 21, 2011
A Sharp Turn in the Road of Sewing
I staggered back to the house and we each had a bowel of cereal. I was too pooped to tackle anything else and I was grateful to have th e cereal. As I sat eating I started to cool down and that felt good and I regained some of my strength.
I did all the dishes and ran the vacuum and headed to the sewing room. I pulled out a piece of black heavy knit that I intend to incorporate into the seat covers. I started by cutting 2 inch strips that I intend to sew to the upholstery fabric to make it large enough to cut out the from and butt pieces . I was concentrating hard -trying to keep my cutting nice and straight. DH had gone out the road to bush-hog a neighbor's pasture and I was enjoying the quiet -and then I heard the tractor? It was really getting hot and I was glad he was home - out of the sun's heat. When he came to the sewing room I asked him if he had ever found that piece of plexie - glass that he had been looking for so he could put the little air conditioner that our neighbor had given me to help cool the sewing room. He went and got it -but this piece was too little . Then he came back with a window that someone had replaced a broken glass with plexie - glass.
We had every problem I think a couple could have getting that air conditioner in the window. We heaved and hoed and pushed and wiggled and we both ended up on top of my sewing table (so you know that table is strong! ) I lost my strength and I got my leg up in the window to help hold and balance the silly thing -we dropped the screw with the washers on it -just at he was ready to screw it in-we broke two screw heads Off . We got it in and was joyous only to discover we had to take it back out again because I had got a wire in the wrong place, ECT. Anything you could do wrong - I did it. By the time it was in -we were both exhausted. Of course almost at the end DH had to have one of this famous "DOUG -FITS"! But finally it was in and I had a window under it so I could see out! I was joyous because last year he had a piece of ceiling tile on the bottom and it made it so dark and dreary! So now I can look out and watch the humingbirds come to the feeder! Yea!
My back decided that it had Enough! I wanted to cry and I could not get out of my chair -so I gave up and went and got a pain pill! I went and got a cold drink to take it with and have a 15 minute break to let my back ease up - and then it was back to work. I could hardly even get into the sewing room where we had to move just about everything in there to get to stuff and climb up and down -so no sewing -just a lot of cleaning and moving.
Love to all