I’ve been getting real close with my sewing room lately. Major time spent together. Shared happiness and frustration. A total lack of adequate lighting. It’s give and take relationship. But boy am I glad that I have a dim, little refuge to work on the projects piling up around me. All this time spent sewing, and I’m learning some pretty fun lessons. You want me to share them? Okay!

1. Did you know that a lint roller is the best way to pick up all those loose threads from seam ripping? Works like a charm! A hard lesson learned after at least fifteen minutes spent plucking threads, one by one, out of the hem of jeans.

2. The lint that builds up inside of a well-loved shirt’s pockets is gross…just gross.

3. Your state-of-the-art, amazing-in-every-way sewing machine does have its limits. It’s called four layers of denim.

4. Alterations are a ridiculously fun way to make money. And neglecting school work is a great way to cause major test anxiety. Still searching for the balance.

So I’m pumped, folks. I will attend a blogger meet up this weekend with this lovely lady at Fabricate (where I’ll be teaching classes soon)! I feel like a seven year old whose parents just told her she’s leaving for Disney World on Saturday evening. Valium might be necessary for four nights of proper sleep. Life is just a series of exciting events lately, isn’t it? Meadow Rue goes international next week, so stay tuned!