Sunday, May 21, 2017

Under Cover

mum's day flowers from my boys

Well I've been missing in action around here - it's been a week, I'll tell you.  After so many years of working afternoons and nights, hubby is finally on the day shift!!!  Which means we get up at 5am.  Which I love, actually, but that's usually my bedtime!  What an adjustment.

On the plus side, I have showered, made dinner, and done all the housework by roughly 9am.  Giving me the whole day to do whatever!  This week, it mostly meant stumbling around in a fog after the first coffee wore off.

But on Friday, after two days of wicked winds, I took a good look at my sewing room.  DIRT.  DIRT EVERYWHERE.  Not normal dust, mind you, or a little dirt [that I can live with, I'll be buried in it someday after all], this was appalling.  Turns out, the dirt pile next door at the new construction has been blowing right in my windows and doorwall.



You know what?  Computers, sewing machines, fabric and paper don't like dirt.  I kept the windows closed while I cleaned, then covered everything up with sheets....


Do you know how hard it is to find anything when it's all covered up???  I also put some pieces of sheets on the windows...it may help, it may not.  I was thinking of maybe getting some cheap furnace filters to put there, to see if that would help, might work better than the sheets.  It's summer, in Michigan, nobody keeps their windows closed!  We could use the a/c, but the unit is also on that side of the house, and full of dirt.  I hope they get a lawn soon!

I did spend one day drawing up a new design.


I've been stitching when I can keep my eyes open.  Hopefully this coming week will be easier.  Hard to teach an old dog new tricks, lol!

I'm planning on coming around to visit you all this week as well, I know you've been up to stuff, can't wait to see!!!

Love,
Allie




24 comments:

sunny said...

Hmmm...Can someone take a picture of you sewing under a sheet? LOL! that does not sound like fun. I hope it's remedied soon. and I hope you adjust to daylight hours soon!!

Jeanette said...

Oh dear. Not good Allie. I hope the sheets help keep the dirt out & that the neighbours get lawn soon. Hope this week is better for you. Hugs, xx

WoolenSails said...

My house is always dusty, such a pain. One reason why I keep my sewing room closed to all, including the kitties. Hopefully the construction will end soon, especially in the summer.

Debbie

Fiona said...

fine dust just blows and gets everywhere..... I don't envy you the nearby construction! Looks like a summer design on it's way...
Hugz

I am said...

Hi Allie what a pain all that dust is,hope it doesnt damaged anything in your home,fine dust ends up everywhere,so hard to clean up.
Love your mum's flowers and glad you had a day of designing xx

Dolores said...

Ewwwe, sorry to hear about the dirt. Find a clean place to sew. Have fun with your new schedule. I hope it all works out.

Nancy J said...

I can see some "SUMMER" stitching coming soon. Hope that grass gets sewn very soon, dirt dust is the worst, after cement particles. Lovely tulips, my bulbs go into pots this week. And once I get that fabulous book printed, can sit and ponder/wonder/ imagine if I can/ or just plain marvel at those gees and new York beauties!!! Thanks so much for your lovely words.XX

Jocelyn said...

You made me laugh. When I was first married, my hubby was on the night shift, and I so understand the big adjustment going to days. I was so used to cleaning at night, reading, sewing... anything to keep busy at night. Then when hubby went on days, I found it hard to clean in the day time (go figure). I keep my sewing machine under cover, dust or not. But I hope your neighbors get their lawn quick. It's summer you know ;-)

Karen said...

The tulips are gorgeous!

Shasta Matova said...

The flowers are gorgeous! It does take a while to adjust to a new schedule. I wish you well. That dirt sounds very annoying. It is hard enough to keep things clean when you don't have some other situation making a mess of things.

margaret said...

welcome to the 5am risers I too am up but only because I cannot sleep and like you get jobs done early then have all day to stitch etc. Hope the work is soon completed next door, no fun sharing their mess.

Lin said...

Lets hope the construction is soon over and they get their lawn down! Enjoy your new days and hopefully you will soon adjust. xx

Yvonne said...

That must have been an adjustment for you. You are having a jet lag without flying!
Once you are getting used to it it must be wonderful to have long days ahead of you. Hope the dust problem will be solved soon!
Happy stitching! Yvonne

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I new school is being built across the street, so I can relate to the dust and dirt flying every where. I know I have an ending in sight, so that helps. I hope your neighbors get sod soon!!

Little Quiltsong said...

That is awful that you have to put up with so much dirt and dust. I do hope it gets better soon. Yes, we too get up early and are usually eating breakfast at 5am :)! We have a robin that serenades us every morning - which really brightens our morning. It is not always easy, but once up - I love this early start to my day.

Cathy said...

I love tulips. My daughter got me a Calla Lily plant. I'm so glad the wind finally died down. Now you can remove the sheets and have some fun in your sewing room. Hugs, Cathy

Lindah said...

hmmm, dyou think the construction guys might consider throwing some water around, if you asked them real friendly-like? Hopefully, they will sod soon and get all that grit covered up. Hooray for the daytime shift! I tried a night shift one summer. Never did get adjusted to it. Looking forward to that next design. Blessings!

Kathy said...

I know what your problem is Allie. You need to follow that first cup of coffee with a second and third one!! And oh my, how awful to find that mess in your sewing room! It must have taken you forever to clean it. I sure do hope they plant some grass soon.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

LOLLL....saw the request for you sewing under a sheet. You could make a nice tutorial about that. Hope you readjust soon. Do I need to send some grass seeds??

Sandra :) said...

Hubby is out the door for work by 5:00 a.m. --- I usually go to bed at about midnight or half past 12. If I wake up early (for me, that's 6 or 7:00 a.m.) and actually get up and do stuff, it feels like the day has 5 or 8 extra hours in it - I can get a LOT done in the mornings, but then I'm ready for bed way too early, lol. And if I happen to go to bed at the same time as hubby, he gets a bit cranky because he has his own bedtime routine, and I'm not in it - he says I get in his way!!! :D

desertskyquilts said...

Maybe you should throw some grass seeds on their dirt pile for them. =) What a mess! Hopefully, the winds won't be so strong and you'll be able to open things up again. Huge change of schedule for you. Is this going to be permanent - or for the foreseeable future, at least? I like that new design!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

What caught my eye? That tablecloth. Swooning!! xx

edith csokmay said...

Just in case you'd rather not be stitching - all that dust !!!! I'd be frustrated too.
Good for you, I LOVE early mornings. Time to get things done, the quiet and peace. It's great for prayer and study and just being quiet. We used to get up that early, it's amazing what a difference only an hour makes to my progress each day.
Looking forward to your "Summer" design. I have a shoebox of summer fabrics just waiting to be used :)

O'faigh said...

Hello Allie, my hubby was a shift worker hard to adjust when they have been working shift work for a long time....good idea to have the dust covers.

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