It was a cooler day yesterday with some rain. We turned off the air conditioning until late afternoon. It was wonderful to be able to sit outside and enjoy the coolness of the day.
We got started early canning peaches and by 10:30 a.m. the last canner load was boiling. We did 21 jars of peaches in 2.5 hours. We both love the basement kitchen as it allows us to work smoothly together in a small space.
After a small break, I swept and mopped most of the basement floors. The house is cleaned up for this week. I plan on doing some each day starting on Monday so the house will remain clean on a continuous basis. A goal has been met and I am happy.
I am starting to do a basic clean up of the sewing room with a group of other women. Mine is messy and dusty. It needs my attention now though it will get the big scrub in January. At this point, I am not feeling productive due to the mess.
I started out looking at the different areas of my sewing room. The first is where my sewing machine and one set of drawers on wheels is.
You can’t see it all, but things have been dumped around it causing me to hunt for items. My first race shadow box is now in the room across the hall to be hung in there. I have moved the hair products which will be donated to a young rodeo queen. Items got cleaned up, surfaces dusted, and the floor swept. The drawer got moved and the floor swept and the top is tidier.
Much better for me from this side.
The sewing machine on the floor will be given to a child who wants to learn how to sew through 4-H. There are two containers holding embroidery thread and I need to order 2 more of them for the rest of my thread. That thread is in small baskets on the table where the serger resides.
After that, I cut out three reusable grocery bags. I used up 3.6 meters of fabric. The first fabric I used has honey bees on it. I bought the fabric to make cushions for a bench but never got them made and have moved on from that since then.
One of the linings is black, the other a dark green.
The second piece of fabric is a piece I love and bought at 50% off.
It was to be a reusable grocery bag so I hit the mark with this one.
Today, I will be cleaning up this part of the sewing room but will be only doing it in 15-20 minute spurts.
This is the dump spot when I was cleaning the basement. I do hope to get most of it cleaned up, dusted, and the floor swept. In between, I will sew a reusable grocery bag, enjoy the cooler weather, prepare to can tomatoes.