We finally went and got the long desk from my dad’s house to use as a sewing desk. This was a desk that we got from an office supply discounter’s warehouse for my daughter to use when she was going to college. My dad’s house was much closer to the college, so she lived there with him for some of the college years. I always thought it would be a good sewing desk, though I would love to paint it white to match the rest of the room. This desk is at least 6 feet long, but I was really impressed at how easily my husband loaded it into the pickup and got it into the house. No screen doors were damaged in the process either. Well, not much.
I found that the big bottom drawer is a good size to hold my 6000 yd cone threads, which is good because I have never before found a good place to put them all. I also spent yesterday putting together an Anaboda chest from IKEA to hold more patterns. This was the most complicated IKEA build I have done, but as long as you get organized at the start, it goes together pretty easily, if not swiftly. It took me hours to put it together, but I only suffered one bruised palm, only hit my fingers with the hammer once, and only dropped the completed shell on my foot once.
I have heard that you can get over 600 patterns in this thing. To prevent the drawer bottoms from collapsing or shifting, I always use a little wood glue when installing the drawer floors which isn’t in the instructions, but helps. I have one more of these to put together to hold all my handknit sweaters, but that one will go in the closet out of sight.
This week is taken up with Easter preparations, not garments unfortunately, but I am making the Easter dinner, though other family members are bringing some of the dishes. I am making lots of pot roast in tons of gravy, because that is a favorite with the family and I can make it ahead, a potato casserole, and homemade rolls. I found some decorator fabric at the fabric store sale that has a white background and pastel Easter egg-looking ovals all over it, so I got three yards to make a table cloth. I will probably hem it this afternoon, so I guess you could say I am doing some Easter sewing.