Ready, Set, Sew!

My sewing desk is in place, serger and sewing machine ready to use. All my storage boxes fit on the bottom shelf out of the way and I’ve got plenty of space in the drawers for the things I’ll use the most. I won’t need shelves on the wall above the desk after all. I have a framed drawing to hang on the wall to the left of my bulletin board and I’ll be finished putting the room in order.

The weather finally turned and it dropped down into the mid 30’s last night. Our heat pump was acting wonky the past couple of days and Randy Markl came out to take a look this afternoon. He knew what the problem was, nothing serious. It requires a replacement part that is easily found. In the meantime, all we have is the emergency heat setting, no heat pump or A/C. But with the weather the way it’s been the past couple of days that’s not a problem.

The high temps today were in the mid 60’s and I spent most of the day reading, then got my room put in order after the desk was delivered before it was time to start something for dinner. I had decided on a hamburger skillet dinner and an hour later we were eating. Brad loved it. I browned the ground beef, tossed in some chopped red onion to sauté, added a can of sweet corn, a can of diced tomatoes and some water along with my spices and seasonings, let it simmer half an hour, then tossed in a couple of hands-full of elbow macaroni and let it simmer fifteen minutes. It was tasty and filling.

Brad is getting ready to shower and when he’s through I’ll have my shower. The kitchen is tidied and there isn’t anything on television this evening that interests either of us so we’ll probably read until bedtime.

It would be a good night for a cup of hot tea before we turn in. Which reminds me…I need to make more of my home-made cough syrup. I like a dash of it in my tea. I juice enough fresh lemons for a cup of juice, add twice that amount of Jack Daniels and half that amount of honey. I have an electric citrus juicer that makes short work of the lemons and speeds up the process. I pour all of the ingredients into an empty quart bottle with a plastic lid on it. I saved one of the bottles that our local honey comes in and it’s perfect. I can shake it all together until it’s well blended and then pop the plastic top open and pour out what we need. When our throats are scratchy we have a tablespoon of it or add some to hot tea. It really helps.

I’m still working my way through the Dragonriders of Pern series and enjoying it very much. Not sure what I’ll choose to read next. Maybe I’ll look around on the Kobo site for a couple of classics. Perhaps some Dickens or Shakespeare.

Have a blessed Wednesday night, ya’ll.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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