Cake and Sewing
It's definitely November out there. Rainy. Windy. Foggy. Makes me glad for a cup of tea and a little bit of comfort food. Like the Pumpkin Cranberry Cake above. I make it at least a couple of times a year and it never disappoints. The link will take you to the recipe.
Just keeping it real, here. I have a lovely sewing room upstairs. My fabric is stored in the closet, a dresser is full of supplies, there's a wonderful large desk and a bright window. But you know where I like to sew? In the dining room. Yep. When I have a major project or want to do a lot of sewing, I haul my machine and supplies downstairs. Then I clean it all up on the weekend and haul it all down again on Monday morning. Or Sunday afternoon.
I find myself running upstairs from time to time for a bit of interfacing or a special tool. But I don't mind. As far as efficiency goes, my back thanks me for being highly inefficient. More movement = less back pain and that's a good thing. (as a side note, my back issues are not serious, but chronic and a result of a bit of scoliosis)
So today, there are stacks of fabric on the dining room chairs, a wastebasket beside my sewing chair and threads all over the carpet. But I'm having fun and I feel like I'm in the middle of things where I can see out the front window and out the back through the corner windows in the dining room. And I'm closer to tea and cake.
Where do you like to craft/sew/putter? In a dedicated studio or in the middle of the house?