Sunday, June 28, 2020

Sunday Reorganization

I am slowly moving back into my sewing space.  It is taking some time because I am cleaning and reorganizing as I move things back in again.  I had a nice little stash of everything in the main bedroom while all the kids were here for Covid lock down.  We are back on lock down again, but we have lost Anna to summer camp.  Honestly, right now I'm thinking that she is safer in Maine than all of us in Florida.  They tested all of the campers and counselors before they left and after they got there and then are isolating for two weeks to make sure everyone is safe before opening up all the regular camp activities to mixed groups.
In Florida the governor has closed the bars again and reduced the capacity of restaurants to 50% starting Monday.  Honestly, given his choices so far, I am surprised he chose to step back from the original opening plan. I hope that it will help, but schools will be opening very soon and I'm not feeling super safe right now.  A few of our older and sicker teachers retired at the end of this year which makes me very grateful that they won't be exposed to classrooms in the fall.  
So yesterday I remembered that we had not caulked the new baseboards before throwing everything haphazardly into my sewing room for temporary storage as we refinished the rest of the floors last summer.  I have no plans to refinish the floors right now, but I did spend yesterday very up close with several tubes of caulk.  the wood trim is gorgeous now, clean and tidy.  That led me to notice several spots where the paint had been dinged or dented in the past year.  So today it was me and a can of touch up paint getting busy.  I do lead a glamorous life as you can tell.  
After all that though, I started to reoccupy my sewing room.  I felt that there was too much wasted space on the bookshelves and wanted to squeeze in a few more scrap baskets.  So I stacked my yardage for each color under the corresponding basket and moved the neutrals down to the bottom.  This is my entire stash on one bookshelf.  Isn't it pretty?  Mostly scraps, but that is what I tend to use, so it all works out well.  
I did a grocery pickup yesterday and they were out of the pizza dough I ordered.  I decided to make some in the bread machine instead and used up the very last of our yeast.  I haven't been able to find any in the local grocery stores.  I guess I'll start making more cookies and fewer loaves of bread.  Life is full of difficult decisions after all :)
Still giving thanks everyday for a morning sunrise walk.  Its been super hazy the last couple of days.  Kurt thinks it is the dust storm. 

14 comments:

Katie Z. said...

I am impressed at how tidy and small your stash ends up being when so neatly organized. Good luck having some piece in the sewing room this week; you probably need it in Florida!

Deb A said...

I'm hopeful they will resume the online for schooling. Guess the gov needs some e-mails from parents and teachers indicating the numbers rising it is not safe.... So glad you are getting your sewing room back... even if it is just for a couple of months. I have not checked for yeast in the stores around here. Greg had a 'rainy day foods' supply that had 2- 1 pound blocks of sealed yeast. I opened one last year and have kept it in a glass jar in the fridge. Stay safe and happy sewing.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

if you are on Amazon prime there is some yeast there now. I picked up some last month at the store when I saw a jar even though I didn't need it - I almost walked passed it when a man in front of me let out a shout - "yeast"!! so after he got his jar I grabbed one too and put it in the freezer
I wonder what all of the states will do about school - it just doesn't seem safe but maybe things will change by mid August to September.
You have a very good supply of neutrals - I really need to start gathering up more

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is a pretty picture of your stash all together on the bookshelf! Best of luck on figuring out the school reopening - I am thinking of all of you who have to make the decisions about how to make it work.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Beautiful, Angela!! Both your fabric stash AND that hazy sunrise. I'm dumbfounded by the (small)

The Joyful Quilter said...

... size of your fabric stash!

Susie H said...

Sorry to hear the numbers are going up in your state and that closures have followed. Good luck with school!

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

I ordered some InstaFerm yeast from Amazon Saturday after they were still out of it at my store. It's been at least a month since I found any yeast at the store, and Amazon hasn't had it recently either. I think I just lucked out when I looked Saturday online. It arrived today so I'm pretty happy - I only had enough yeast for another loaf or two.

gladewhite said...

I ran out of yeast 6 weeks ago and ended up ordering from King Arthur Flour company, along with some 5 LB sacks of flour. At that time, they were limiting you to 2 of any type, but I ordered 2 all-purpose and 2 bread flour. It took about 3 weeks to get to me (then), but there has been zero in the store. I had seen the ridiculous prices on Amazon and didn't want to order from a company or brand that I wasn't familiar with. I'm sure there are other companies that you could check with, too. After all, that homemade bread is IT! :) Cynthia/gladewhite

Sally Langston Warren said...

I was surprised to learn that you can make bread with “wild” yeast, which is yeast that naturally occurs in flour. I had never heard of such but with the yeast shortage, my niece made bread using a starter that was made with the wild yeast method (I guess you would call it a method). You can google it. I looked at it and seems that you make the starter basically the same way as you would with a package of yeast, but you don’t see the yeast action until a couple days into the process (instead of right away). I had just found some packages of yeast, so I didn’t try making bread with wild yeast, but look forward to trying that one day. I am in South Carolina, and we are having a time with Covid-19. I wish everyone would just put a mask on or stay home!!

QuiltGranma said...

Every time I see your colored pieced fabric bins I think, "I should make some of those!" And I have not done so.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Your organization is so happy!! Love all the pretty colors! Here's to a safer month and healthy people!

Kathy S. said...

Lovely how your scraps are so organized. Great job.

I had trouble obtaining yeast. Another quilter told me that she got hers on eBay. I ended up switching brands and now I have plenty of yeast. Here's what I use now:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lesaffre-SAF-Instant-Red-Dry-Yeast-1-lb-16-oz-Baking-Breads-Bagels-Exp-03-22/133418492527?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item1f105ca26f:g:2kkAAOSw-~pemIId&enc=AQAFAAACYBaobrjLl8XobRIiIML1V4Imu%2Fn%2BzU5L90Z278x5ickkBUIiHwYv5YgVss0WaiENz2wG%2BOrJXPlDkz0XmIOcjtK5a0g39PAYBT7lqL3QdLLPvo8qW%2Ba0RHT%2Fi7rqX93fSLUdWs4yjK6VfeW3erFMFCBtEHIPpkqS8vZ1j4K4jqN34Q20xaLGFhzy1%2FTRa2Z%2F11OvDLYOSjxS%2Bpd%2Fa1CJhp4YgInte8bND9iZUa73Zf%2F5SkwM7bRhNotmedsDDn4yqF6GjGJQgVfi8sBeMSZOKZPDSEr04HKMF7W7z1aiecksfptcZhB0rl5l0CP6LfheuVavgDmi5vBLHEFpBohWdmGeWKGudfLYs6%2Byu%2Bstg2F9J9IPTynmsExmcn%2FhaRiI6lS9LvOmpHNsjoyWA83sC3T65q%2FBYOrzDS6SrCwdUHRq6SkD0oFuG306Oyw%2BiaAO1w9lmu%2BK9qx3CGnLodXT9Djm6JZj1fSw%2FYQOaay%2F4%2BCSiXEdiAulxJAo2%2Fwn1zvdiclGxE6rdENM58owFVNatJJarHrqpF5hmE2wDJ6DwJL6%2BcbGBVvkWubgDDTmpS6Vf1dqa6%2B3IR5jEqqUa5tF7sKIjFN2PM2iZorUFMQJYMKj3cN63Ocu6B34lEO8WaUfB0e60IutZVPlcjfnvjPy8glZEfPq4wI0d6Xjk66OqE3FHvLI3YljBpvx3GRwTHY1XZqXEgkfdWljSqu0%2FOeZYxqFPzV%2FKXhuuLQ6XwWMjMv6zIsh5%2FM6gVYUG4BL1tomuh%2BJPO3OddSKEaGAuTZJFBSQu%2BqJkStQx6j388hz%2Bndm&checksum=1334184925270d3f1a5f137e45ec98d0866b1b9053bd

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