27 July 2015

I'm Not Dead

I may feel like it at times, but I'm not. I promise. 

There's not much going on at my house at the moment aside from sewing.  Because of the new job, I got really behind in my costuming work, so I've done almost nothing else since the end of June, trying to get caught up.  I'm just about there - my last commission for the summer should be out the door by the end of this week, and I only have two to get done in August, thank goodness.

I'm embarrassed to admit, since I've been working in the real world and at my costuming thing, I've kinda let the house go to hell.  We all do it, from time to time.  I'm hoping that in August I'll have time to get some long-overdue projects done. 

What I did do, over the past weekend, was repair my stupid dishwasher.  About two weeks ago it decided it just wasn't going to get any of the dishes wet anymore, for whatever reason.  I washed dishes by hand for a while, until I finally got enough spare time (and energy) to crawl around on the floor in the kitchen.  Thankfully, after clearing the drain of various detritus and tightening up a few things that had worked themselves loose, it seems to be working fine again.  *knocks wood*

What's Going On Right Now: 

Not a lot.  I have a huge pile of stuff to take the Goodwill at some point this week - furniture, old electronics, and several bags of old clothes, towels, and blankets - that's all sitting around in my dining room right now, waiting to get shoved out the door.  That'll make a bit of room so that I can start getting some real work done, as soon as I have time. 

Other than that, to be honest, I'm not sure what I'll tackle first.  There are a lot of small maintenance projects around the house that I keep meaning to get to, some things that need painting, and a couple of big things I'd really LOVE to work on but haven't had time for. 

The one project that is coming up, that I'll likely start later this week, is staining a pair of end tables for a friend of mine.  He bought a house last year, and at the time I stained a dining room table for him that he bought at the local unfinished furniture place - these end tables came from the same store.  It'll be a fun, quick little project to take my mind off sewing for a while.  I'll show you pics when I'm done. :)

Til then, my friends.

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