So since New Year I have been trying to move some things back inside the house. I now have my sewing machine set up on the table in my bedroom where I use to sew before the studio was built. There is a pendant light above it with a daylight bulb in it so that is good.
One of my symptoms is that I cannot get up off normal height chairs and need them raised with cushions or 'elephant feet'. Then I realised that I had been issued with a 'perching stool' which I have never used so I have put that in the bedroom at the machine. It is an ideal height although I have to be careful not to bump into it as I walk over to the corner where the electric plugs are!
A second problem which I have not yet solved is where to iron. Originally I had an ironing board in the bedroom (it is quite a large room but an odd shape) but this went a long time ago. I do not have room for another table so I have to go downstairs on my stair lift each time I need to press a seam which can be very often. I am considering getting one of those portable ironing boards but I already have a Lakeland ironing pad in the studio and realise that would be easier. But as you can see there is not much room on the table for that as well as the machine.
And now I find myself in the situation where half my stuff is in the studio and half in the house! It was ever thus. If I want to do a lot of cutting I need to be in the studio so this morning I was out there but aware that John knew where I was and the neighbour who does our garden was also in the yard a lot.
And what am I making? I need to keep it simple as I have not done any sewing since the summer. Then I was making patchwork dogs for my sister's new grandchildren. Now I am making two more for the twins our next door neighbour had last Wednesday. This morning I finished cutting out the squares for the second one. Now I need to sew them all together, going up and downstairs to the iron of course. And being January it is very gloomy and sometimes a bit difficult to see the work and stay motivated but I am trying! Will post again when I have something to show.