Australia is suffering through a heatwave. It started here in Perth last weekend when the maximum temperature reached 44C – very hot! A terrible fire in the hills suburbs claimed over 50 homes. The heatwave has moved east now – Victoria and South Australia are experiencing record high temperatures where over 100 bushfires are now burning. My thoughts and best wishes goes to all those people affected.
I am not a big fan of the heat – give me cooler weather any day. Why? Because it is no fun sewing on hot days with sweaty hands 😉 So what do you do on the days when it is just too hot to sew? One of my favourite things is to get myself organised.
I am lucky to have a dedicated sewing room. When we built our house, I did a deal with my husband – he could have a 3-bay garage if I could have a sewing room. And so it happened – my favourite room in the whole house. It has floor to ceiling windows on two sides for plenty of natural light and opens onto a pretty courtyard so that I can work outside (when it is not too hot!). I have plenty of built-in shelves and drawers, bookshelves, and an assortment of tables.
But after all the chaos of Christmas and New Year my sewing room was suffering….time for a clean out and some reorganisation. Fabrics have been sorted and culled, threads have been tidied and stored on rings, WIPs have been revisited and prioritised and all the surfaces are clear again.
So now it looks (and feels) so much better – all ready to sew now the weather is cooler again. What do you do when it is too hot to sew?