Sunday, June 30, 2013

Baby Steps

It's been two weeks since the carpet was installed.  I should be moved back into my house by now, shouldn't I?  Little by little, bit by bit, I'm working on it.  Big hurdles were cleared when I committed to hanging things on the wall.  The dozens of pieces of framed art that have been stacked in the laundry room are now mostly hanging on walls.  Six more pieces to hang...or store.  Decisions, decisions.

The pool bathroom has been sinkless for 7 days.  *sigh*  I'd prepared everything, or so I thought, but, long story short, the yard sale sink didn't fit, so I had to buy a new one, and now that it's set, the flexible hose is too short to reach the new faucet's always something.  Hopefully I'll have running water in there before the sun goes down.  I'm especially hopeful that it will be running before our dinner guests arrive at 5:30!

But I'm rambling.

Back to cleaning up and putting away.

I started washing my way through the new fabric that has been piling up since April.  ooh  aah.  It dries quickly when it's 106 outside.  Now I just need to start pressing, and keep washing.  go, baby, go!
 uh oh.  The sewing table is beginning to look cluttered again.  I'm trying, desperately, to sort and store things, but every time I take two steps forward, I take another one back.  But look!  You can still see a lot of carpet!
 And finally, the grand finale.  A while back I referred to a Big Gift for our anniversary.  I tried this out at the quilt show, and wasn't convinced I wanted it.  I tried it again, with an actual project of mine, and can see how it could be very useful for large quilts.  It arrived yesterday.  And here it sits.
We're having a bit of a stand-off.  I look at it, it looks at me.  Should I start playing with it?  Or should I get back to work clearing and putting away?  I didn't even have a place to put's just kind of HERE, until I'm able to find something better.

My husband says I need a bigger studio.

hmmm.  I wonder what that means?

Banish the thought, I am NOT moving any time soon.

I do have a few odds and ends that I should be able to show you in the next day or two.  Goals are good!


Quiltedtime said...

Oh my, I am so happy you got that Big Gift. I have been interested to hear someone's opinion about it who actually owned one. They look really good.

Also, tell your husband that the living room would work just fine for your studio.

Barbara Sindlinger said...

Congratulations on your 'big gift'. Don't let it intimidate you and get busy playing on it.

You can unpack another day.

sewmuchfun said...

Congrats on the new machine! I don't recommend moving, what a headache!! :)

Paula said...

I believe you should stop everything else and sit down and play with your new gift. Wow. Way to go.