Ordinarily, I work with music playing in the background.
When the radio becomes too monotonous with the same songs over and over, I switch to cd’s of reggae, latin mixes, old school, R&B–& my boyfriend Michael Buble! **I’ve been caught more than once singing and dancing away! ; D
But while I’m sewing–I love to get “lost in Austen!”
–which was a really fun movie too!–
Jane Austen! Dvd’s of Jane Austen movies. I love listening to the beautiful musical scores–and the dialog, and language! The intelligent command of words, politeness, AND, No. Cursing.
So I loaded up the dvd player with Pride and Prejudice, and Sense and Sensibilities to get started, and away I sewed yesterday!
I finished the bunting-blanket and pillow for my soon-to-be great-GREAT-nephew. And I pulled out the pattern we bought for size-guidance to begin working on the crib bumpers, skirting, quilt, and sheets.
BUT I GOT A LITTLE RESTLESS.
By the time Elizabeth rounded the corner for the first, breath-taking sight of Pemberly, I was needing to Step. Away. From. The Camo. –Badly! So I shifted over to something graphic that is much more to MY tastes! Ahh h h h!
I’ve been thinking realistically about the quantities of (now patio too) CHAIRS I have collected and decided I would let these go. They are so unusual and, I’m told kind of rare, and I truly LUV THEM! But I’ve been thinking about my over abundance, and, “You can’t have EVERYthing!”—so I’ve cleaned them up, and I’m re-doing the seats to help them attract new owners!
↑ As I got them–yikes! ↑
I didn’t want to cover over their original paint, so I scrubbed them clean with Clorox Clean-up! You may not see the difference in a picture, but, wOw!
I found the yard and a half of fabric on a remnant pile for $5. Not wanting to just wrap the seats again (the original covers were still under there in bad shape), I ran single welting & made boxed covers. I think it looks wAy better!
One down, one to go!
Back to sewing now—Lizzy is about to run into Mr Darcy in the gardens!