Wal-Mart doesn't carry it anymore, and I was getting desperate. I bought some white grape/peach flavor and it was so blah, like drinking plain not-so-great water. I'm so content and happy now that I spent the weekend sewing - AFTER I spent the weekend cleaning and putting down pine straw in the heat of midday. Good thing I had plenty of Crystal Light.
I thought I'd share what passes for a sewing room in my house. Mind you, I'm not complaining - I've never had a room just for sewing/knitting/painting/weaving/spinning, but I sure can clutter up a room in no time flat. Here's a shot of my design wall, which is really just a place to hang small unquilted quilts and half-finished projects.
The blocks in front are my latest creations. I'm using American Jane's Recess - 1 charm pack and 2 honey buns. I got the honey buns for a ridiculously low price at fabric.com. They have some amazing sales! I'm going to use sashing to pull them together, but not sure what color yet. Probably white, since I would hate to break out of the box! There's also a Patrick Lose baby quilt on there, and a patchwork quilt, too. Oh, and some small bento box squares. Yes, I AM easily distracted! My cousin just asked me if I was still working on my string quilt. If by working on she means "in my backpack in the car", then yes, I am still working on it. Patience people, patience!!
In the next picture, we've panned past the design wall to the wall of wonders. Or crap, take your pick. Lots of books, weaving, knitting, spinning, quilting, floor cloths, rug hooking, etc. Even some silk painting, beading and cross stitch. Sigh. So many books, so little time.
And yet more of the stuff wall. The big cubby unit is the Expedia from Ikea. I heart Ikea. They always have a solution for my storage problems. I'm still not very organized, but I'm trying. I just love to buy gadgets and do-dads for my habits, and they do tend to overflow at times!! What I will not be showing you is my double closet in this room, full to overflowing with yarn and fabric. I'd never get anything done if I had all that stuff out to tempt me to start yet another new project!Then we have the real work area. I love being able to look out on the trees next door. I originally had my sewing room the spare bedroom that overlooks the little lake, but for some reason I just couldn't get anything done in there. Wait, I see that the picture doesn't show the window. Okay, trust me, it's there. It's big, it's bright, it's a window. I repainted this bedroom (it was yellow, and trust me, a little yellow goes a long way!) so it would be bright and happy, and moved all my stuff in. The color is kind of like a light seafoam green. The rest of our house is pretty much decorated in a craftsman/arts and crafts style, and there was no way I could create in that atmosphere. I bought the Wilma curtains from Ikea to hang in here, as soon as I get the curtain rod hung. They're light and breezy and I have used them in other rooms, too. I tend to switch my curtains out, depending on my mood. I would love to have a small crystal chandelier in here, but I have a white ceiling fan with a schoolhouse light, and because this is south Georgia, I don't dare exchange it for something that couldn't keep me cool.