I’ve been a little MIA on the blogfront this week, mainly because it’s been a pretty crazy week. Our last day of school is a week from tomorrow and with that comes project wrap-ups, report card writing, parent-teacher conferences, and end-of-grade testing. Thankfully, it has also been Teacher Appreciation Week and one of my kids’ parents sent in a 24 pack of Diet Dr. Pepper. That is one smart momma. Forget the apple tschotskies- bring on the caffeine.
One school project that has been keeping me pretty busy is the consturction of quilts for Project Linus (more on this later). After the kids sewed the quilt tops I (along with a few parents) took them home to attach the backing and batting. As a result, our kitchen table has looked like this for the past few weeks:
Not horrible, but not so helpful for mealtime. I have an idea for a desk I would like to put together for the craft room, but I have a feeling that it will be awhile before completing it. In the back of my mind, I kept thinking how nice it would be to have a place for my sewing machine in the meantime. Enter, this little beauty:
I found it at a yard sale last weekend and could immediately envision it in the craft room. I love the time-worn look, the chippy paint, and the fact that the aqua matches perfectly with my crazy-colorful quilt. It was originally marked $30, but after telling me I should be in the used car business, the man sold it to me for $10. I’m happy with how it looks in the craft room, and that I can keep all my sewing insanity away from our dinner!