Short While Storage and Sewing
We’re opening a business! This is serious stuff ya’ll. My dad and step mom bought 2.5 acres about a mile from a ginormous high school back in the 90’s…even before Steele HS was there in fact. And since then, the surrounding area has grown by leaps and bounds with rooftops everywhere that used to be grazing pastures. Dad passed in ’14 and in ’16 mom realized she couldn’t keep up with the house and land any longer by herself. We purchased the property from her and happily she now lives about a mile from us (as the crow flies). There is still a doublewide on the property and finally we have some good tenants in there. Even back when I first met my husband, I told him I’d always dreamed of opening an RV and boat storage on the back of the property. Once we bought the property, that’s exactly what we’ve done! Welcome to Short While Storage, LLC. 🙂
It’s not much to look at now, but that’s about $25,000 worth of 7′ high commercial grade chain link fence with a 24′ wide automatic gate. There will eventually be 45 covered RV stalls with open storage across the back. We’re planning to open our doors on April 1st, 2018! Contracts are in the works for construction. Here’s what our retirement plan will look like.
Yes, this is a sewing blog so let’s chat about sewing. I finished the mountain man and a row of “Legendary” by Elizabeth Hartman and hope to finish the entire top this week. All trees are complete and I just need to add the sashing and get it all together.
I bought a coordinating backing and put a top I finished in early ’17 on the longarm. It’s coming along nicely.
I made a top from a Craftsy Class by Meg McElwee – Sewing with Knits, 5 Wardrobe Essentials.
I’m making another top from the same pattern but with long sleeves. Yesterday I saw this video from Angela Wolf on how to make thumb cuffs/hand warmers so I whipped those up from the same fabric and I’ll add those to the sleeves. I’ll be needing them tonight at our friend’s Superbowl party. We’re usually outside the entire time.
I wore that light gray top to a meeting I had at the Pentagon in Washington DC last week. It worked perfectly with the blazer. It’s not in this photo but I think the pic is pretty cool so I wanted to show it to you. 🙂 I wanted to share my philosophy of “Now why can’t we all just get along?” with the powers-that-be at the Pentagon but they wouldn’t let me down that hallway. LOL
I went up a day early to sight see in our nation’s capital. Loved every freezing windy moment of it! The State of the Union was going to be televised that night so security was pretty tight.
I finished a beanie for my son who lives in Colorado Springs. We’re all cursed with larger than normal heads so I had to enlarge a pattern 140% from a Craftsy class I got for sewing with fleece. That’s $25 a yard PolarTec 100% wind-proof something or other and I’ll sew it into a PolarTec 200 fleece shell. Then it ‘s off in the mail. I should get this to him next week.
I also finished an embroidered towel for a couple in our camping crew. I did two others last December but didn’t get pics and have already delivered them.
I also completed one row of my brother-in-law’s t-shirt quilt and stabilized and cut out all the cornerstones from logos off the sleeves. I should be able to finish it up this month or next. My frame isn’t large enough for a king size so my friend Lisa is going to let me quilt it on her longarm.
That’s it for now. I need to get out into the sweat shop and work on that long sleeved T for tonight. Adios!