Thursday, October 12, 2017

Laverne Projects!

I haven't posted any updates for awhile and I bet you thought I wasn't doing anything but I have.  There for awhile I wasn't doing as much as I would've liked, but I've done some little things here and there.

I fixed a couple tears and a hole in one of the screens.  It isn't all that beautiful, but it did the trick.

One thing I've been steadily working on is getting my sewing stuff ready to go inside.  I've decided that sewing and crafts is important enough to warrant space inside my rig.  I am going to use one of the storage areas underneath one of the dinette seats to hold my stuff so I've got to figure out a way to store it all in that one compartment.

You may recall last year I bought a vintage sewing box off of eBay.  I wanted one as part of my retirement house plans and I still do.  Only instead of going into a house it will be going into Laverne.  I've been going through my sewing supplies, sorting and organizing items into this box.

I went through a gob of thread spools my mother had given me several years ago and I have a wonderful variety of colors in there now.  I also went through zippers, elastics, and trims.  I'm still working on the trims.

Buttons are another thing I need to go through and make a decision on.  I've got a ton of buttons.

I haven't touched the fabric yet.  That will be a bit of a chore.  And I still need to decide on a bin for putting it in.  It will need to fit in the storage area too.  Plus I want to revamp the storage area first so it will be really nice and clean for holding these items.  That is part of a bigger project coming up.

The upper bunk is getting a makeover!

I started another huge project as well, but I'm going to wait until it is completed and I'll share more about that one very soon.  It is big enough that it deserves its own post anyway.

Leonard is always happy to help
Taking a break and watching YouTube in the motorhome

I also gave her a once over with some spray cleaner and the vacuum so she stays nice and spiffy inside.  

Fits perfectly in the door of the refrigerator

My oldest and I popped into a thrift store one day and found a Brita pitcher, the exact one I almost paid $20 for at the store, in perfect condition for 99¢!  I had an extra filter at home.  After a little cleaning and disinfecting it was ready to go.  I'm so happy we found this.  And did I mention it was only 99¢?!  😊

So, not a lot here, but steady progress nonetheless.  I just keep plugging away at it.


  1. You know this is funny but I had that exact sewing box but in Gold. I remember my mom buying it to store my Barbie doll clothes & accessories when I was a child. It is still in that closet! I don't know if it is still in mint condition or not. Maybe I should look? :)

    1. That is really cool Candace. My Mom had the Avocado Green one when I was in junior high.

  2. I have the exact same sewing basket! I got mine, thru Freecycle when I grabbed a freecycled zigzag sewing machine, the man tossed in the basket still with notions and thread!

    1. Wow! That is a great buy! I paid a little more than that for mine, ha, ha. I think it was worth it. Enjoy your freebies!


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