I know, I know. Y'all are wondering why I'm STILL not sewing! Hey I feel the same way...so much so it's affecting my mood! But my amazingly wonderful sewing room feels like a sauna when I'm up there for more than an hour or two.
Y'all I've tried everything but an air conditioning unit which I can't do because
1. I rent
2. The amazing windows are on the far side of the loft, as in the living room, and the windows don't open. Plus I think I signed something in my lease about not having air conditioning units in my windows.
o I bought fans both to clip onto my sewing machine table and a large floor version, plus the upright fan I already owned.
o I closed the heating vent over my sewing machines to stop the heat from flowing onto my head.
None of this worked. I mean the fans cooled the room down for a few hours but after awhile I had a sweaty sheen covering me. Also, the best time to work in the room was morning/early afternoon. After 4pm all bets were off. Which is fine when I have a group of days off but doesn't really fit my sewing style since I sew in the evenings and later at night.
I began to dread heading up the stairs to my dream sewing room. Because I knew I would end up feeling like a turkey baking in the oven before Christmas dinner. YET my sewing desire was strong...so strong it was starting to choke me. I put it off by crocheting on my last blanket, reading a couple of books and immersing myself in Bridgerton.
However, my sewing desire would not be denied so I gave up and moved some things to my dining room. My dining room which had previously been a junk space because there were bins of fabric that needed a home and I hadn't decided what to do with them prior to my surgery.
The dining room is much smaller than my sewing loft, probably half the size, so I settled with the cutting table against the wall. Better to cut than not to cut at all!
The bins were moved upstairs to replace my cutting table and will be moved to my storage unit before I head back upstairs for spring, summer and fall sewing. This allows me to sew and work a little. In reality I mostly work from home on my laptop on a tray from the sofa and in front of my TV...but I can blog and surf the internet if I don't want to be on the sofa in the livingroom.
Now all of my supplies ~ zippers, buttons, threads and trims will remain upstairs. It's easy enough to go upstairs and pull items I need for projects. All cutting, ironing/pressing and sewing will happen in the Winter Sewing Room. These are the first pictures taken of the space. A video tour of the finished room for now, is on my IG page.
And now that I'm not sweating to death to sew...I've finally started cutting out the Mildred Jumpsuit.
Right now my plan is to head back to the Sewing Loft when I turn the heat off in late March/April. Beyond that I have no idea what I'm doing. But then we have no idea what the world is going to look like since the pandemic is still raging and here in the US only 3% of the population has been vaccinated so far. I think I'm going to be home alone for quite a bit longer.
...as always more later!