As you can see, I made it to Whitehorse, Yukon! Yes, that's still in Canada. Look on a full sized picture of the country, and look at the NW corner of it. No, not Alaska, that's part of the States; the triangle bit of land beside it to the east. That's where I live now!
|Here I am, about to leave on my epic road trip. Aw dear Tommy (my hot little car). Poor guy was loaded to the roof.|
|Oh hey, is that a thread rack in the back window?|
So I went from the prairies...
...to the mountains...
...and I can't think of a better way to fall in love with your new home than to drive to it. The change in landscape was amazing to see, especially for a prairie girl unaccustomed to things like 'topography'.
And I haven't done a stitch of sewing since arriving. In fact, my sewing machine is still wedged between the front and back seats in Tommy. There's just so much to do outdoors here (never mind all the hassle of switching over my car insurance, licence, bills, and you know, finding a job and all), and there's not much summer to enjoy doing it in. This means that sewing and crafting projects will probably be a bit on the light side from me until the weather turns.
Which, admittedly, probably won't be that long.
Anyways, I have managed to get my patterns and fabric unpacked and put away. And look, my fabric is put away NEATLY and FOLDED! Poor fabric are probably in shock, this is the first time ever that they've been put away tidily!
|Wovens and a bin of tools (with interfacing and some plastic on top).|
|All sorts of wovens, with my small collection of knits at the back on the left. Wow, prooves how much I don't work with knits.|
|Pile of vintage sheets, to be made into a blanket for my bed at some unknown distance future. Maybe.|
Hey, I said they were folded and neat, I didn't say organized. Yep, there's silk mixed in with polyester and cotton and a whole bunch of other stuff I can't identify. Not even the denim is bunched together. WHATEVER IT'S TIDY.
Patterns, pretty much how they were at my apartment, except facing the other direction. I reused my sorting tags by folding them over, and I love this so much more! You can actually see what section is which, and how many patterns are in that section. Boy do I ever have a lot of dress patterns for a girl who doesn't make them that often.
And a shelf for my sewing books (plus an iron and oversized patterns).
The biggest problem I'm going to face when I do start sewing again is that I don't really have any room. This is all in my bedroom, and it's not a big space. I have no where to lay out and cut patterns and fabric, and no space for an ironing board. I'm going to have to get extremely creative to come up with solutions. Suggestions more than welcome!
Oh, I did check out the local thrift story, a Salvation Army. Uh, it's less than stellar, but...it had 6 DRAWERS dedicated to sewing patterns! I only allowed myself two patterns, a sweater pattern that I'm sort of in love with (hey I'm in the Yukon now, I need warm clothes!), and blouse pattern that I've been on the watch for ever since Forrest from Presser Foot Propaganda made up her version of it! YAY!
Thanks for your patience, and I hope you'll forgive me for my (former and probably ongoing) absense. I'll be back sewing in no time! In the mean time, don't be surprised if you get a comment or two on some old posts. I'm catching up!