First off, thank you so much for all the great comments (and retweets, reposts, facebook likes, etc.) on my sewing room and periodic table! Wow...there are so many other Scientific Seamstresses out there - I love it!!! I'm just giddy knowing that the table was printed by/for those who enjoy the hard sciences and soft crafts. I do want to squelch one rumor here and now, however...I am NOT organized or neat (ask my mom). Just check out the labels on some of my storage boxes! Not real specific, but I can find what I am looking for in a few seconds.
For someone like me, the only way to stay semi-sane is to have a reasonable, easy-to-access place for everything. I have bins for scraps, beakers for buttons, baskets for ribbons, and a big recycling bin for pattern pieces that don't quite work. It makes for easy clean-up so I can transform my usual explosion of a sewing room into a serene, photo-ready space in no time.
Aside from a little stage fright, the real reason I'm not having too much to say isssss........I'm writing a book!!!! It is actually a collaborative effort with a number of rock star designers, bloggers, patternmakers, etc., but it is "my" baby! Now, I can't divulge too much about the subject at this point, but I can tell you 1) it involves sewing, 2) I am working with the amazing folks at Wiley, and 3) it is so much fun! More details to come, I promise!!! I would show you the obligatory contract signing photo, but it is gardening season, and my hands are disgusting. Instead, here is a picture of the freshly-weeded back flower beds, which look quite pretty right now (especially compared to my mangled mitts and cluttered sewing room).