Hello, I am still around. I have been recovering from an operation and boy! I under estimated the recovery time and the limitations the recovery phase placed upon me. I was not able to lift anything heavier than 1 litre of water for six weeks. Which meant no lifting of my sewing machines – I do not have the luxury of having a sewing room or leaving them out – this meant that I had to rely on others helping; this was not always practical or possible. Hand sewing it was then; wrong my fabric is stored in Aladdin’s shed, which meant to access any one box, required lifting and shifting. Again, this was not always possible.

On the plus side because my shed was a struggle to access, my husband helped me sort it out. He did the lifting and I was the foreperson. It is still full, but I have a better idea and access to more things now that I am able to lift again.

This made me think of cheap alternative storage ideas that are easy to do, until finances allow for better solutions. Cardboard boxes covered with a carrier bag can make a temporary basket and larger boxes, lined with bin liners can help keep the damp off the fabric if stored in an outside shed.

Glass jars make great storage for buttons, along with plastic tubs.

I am not sure if you are aware but I am disabled – differently abled – I suffer from Fibromyalgia and can need to rest at the drop of a hat. Sleep and I have become best friends over the last few months, as I have not been able to spend more than 3 hours at a time awake, or not awake enough to write on the computer or sew. So all the lovely things I had planned to do while recovering were just floating ideas lost in a haze.

My mind, currently a blank, as to what to write a blog on, so rather, than procrastinate some more, I thought it would be a good idea to let you know I am still around and thinking of you all.

I am currently testing a product for review; when I can remain awake, long enough to finish the project I will share it with you. In the mean time, here is a teaser…