i heart fabric

i mean, i really, really love it.

i was so giddy last week when another lovely package arrived from hawthorne threads.

whenever i get a package from them i drop whatever i’m working on and tear into that package immediately.

then i thumb through it, try different pairings, then move immediately to refolding it and stacking it with my other fabric and looking at all the color coordinated loveliness.

*sigh*

there is some amazing new anna maria horner stuff that i can’t wait to cut into.

yep, i’m a dork.

lazy maker

i may have let it slip here once or twice before.
I AM LAZY.
i know that may not fit with your perception of me 
as the home schooling, business running, late night crafting mama of 3, but i am.
and i despise ironing.
loathe it really.
but did you know that ironing (or “pressing”) is actually a HUGE part of sewing?
and my ironing board is attached to the wall in my closet, 
so every time i needed to iron something i’d have to get up from my sewing machine 
and walk into the next room to do it.
and sometimes i have to iron a lot, like for 45 minutes or so.
doing that alone in a closet is no fun at all,
unless i bring my computer in with and watch a show online, just to keep me company.
BUT THEN…
i was doing my weekly costco trip,
purposefully avoiding all the unnecessary aisles,
out of the corner of my eye i spotted something unusual.
a mini ironing board.
and not one of those teeny ones for setting up on your table to iron tiny projects.
this thing is big – wider than a standard board – but just not as long, and without the legs.
i think it was around $20 so i added that to my oversized cart,

and so it sits, here on my desk when i need to iron.
so i not only don’t have to get up to go iron in the other room,
but now i don’t even have to get up!
i can sit in my chair at my desk and iron while watching a show.
i don’t think it gets much lazier than that!
the back side even has a little arm for ironing sleeves.
it will never be used.
because really, do you think i actually iron my clothes?!
i am much too lazy for that!
-lindsey