Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wardrobe Wrangling

The right hand two-thirds of the workstation on Mom's bed.

For the last 20 some hours all my spare waking moments have been devoted to the dual projects of getting 8-10 bookmarks dressed and sorting/organizing the wardrobe components and the tools. From after lunch until Mom's heads to bed about 9PM I'm set up on the bed in Mom's room then I move to the couch in the living room.

The right hand two-thirds of the workstation on the couch.

The left hand two-thirds of the workstation on the couch.

It takes me at least 30 minutes to make the move between stations. But I'm whittling it down for setting up the first one took over an hour.

The bookmarks to be dressed next to one of the boxes full of buttons and beads which I was sorting through for possible accessories.

On the left, the tray with selections waiting to adorn a bookmark along with a few of the most used tools and to the right, the two ribbon boxes.

The two of these represent the most productive accomplishments of the day. I have over 50% of the accessories selected. And I got my ribbon boxes sorted out again. My ribbons have been a jumbled mess with yards of ribbon falling the spools since March when I didn't put them away properly after dressing the 50 some bookmarks for the display at the library. The ribbons weren't the only thing I left in a jumble that week. This was one of the biggest hindrances to the bookmark dressing project. That along with not having a good way to store the dressed ones that protects the ribbons from getting wrinkled and creased.

It's a hassle to have to dewrinkle ribbons that are already woven through the bookmark:

My mini iron setting on my portable ironing board/cutting board. A tool designed for quilters.

But at least not as big a hassle as getting out the big iron and standing ironing board--assuming I had one which I don't. My Mom does of course but it is down in the basement where there isn't good enough light for me to use it. That is where my portable ironing station comes in handy. Here it is set up on a cutting board in the kitchen which is one of the best lit areas of Mom's whole house.

OK I'm off to get back to work on it. I'm hoping to get half or more dressed before I sleep.

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