Monday, December 15, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Never saw this coming. In fact, it was the farthest idea from my mind. Yesterday I wanted to rearrange my office/craft room. Half my stuff was in my bedroom, half was in the office, and I don't know where the other half was stored. Mathematically that is impossible, but it does touch on the scope of my frustration!
I asked my husband for input on rearranging the furniture/goods in my office to make better use of the space. Then I mentioned that I'd like to move my cutting table and pressing station in there. He said, "Why not move it all into our bedroom and move our bed in here?" It took a while to sink in. When my son used the office as his bedroom, it seemed cramped with a twin bed and dresser in there. Move our QUEEN size bed in with side tables? Um, yes. I literally shed a few tears over this idea. My husband is the epitome of unselfishness and generosity (yes--he has both qualities to the max).
We slept in there last night. There are many upsides to this arrangement. We like a small bedroom. We don't have an exercise area, lounge area, dressing area, etc. in our room. We just need a bed and side tables. Our noisy neighbors whose driveway is right outside our bedroom window and enjoys sharing the vroom-vroom of their Harleys and boom-boom music are no longer an issue! It is cozy. It is more relaxing because there is not all the quilt stuff screaming "pay some attention to me, would ya?"
Now to rearrange my former bedroom into my quilt studio. Diving in on that as soon as I finish this post. To pay tribute to my Susanna, I will take before and after pictures like she taught me.
Another benefit is that Wes is going to move my quilt frame and quilting machine in there after I rearrange the pressing station and sewing machine table. All my sewing stuff in one place again!! Whoo-hoo!! Oh, the changes this past year have held. Some GOOD :) In case you're a new reader, I packed up my former sewing space about a year ago and have been in a state of transition ever since. I think we have finally hit on a long-term set-up.
Moving the quilting machine and frame out of our living room will give us room for my desk and cedar chest for grandchildren's toys in there...another solution. It's all looking great!
Saturday, November 29, 2014
I love the Christmas season. This weekend is one of my favorites in a frantic, hectic, loss-of-sleep kind of way. We usually start the process of getting all the fall decorations down and the Christmas ones up the day after Thanksgiving. My newly-married daughter (March of this year) asked for our lighted house display. We had 5 ceramic lighted houses. I had always put them in our foyer, but I was kinda tired of them, to be honest.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers. Our family has been a in a phase of big changes for the past few years. Adapting is the name of the game.
This year 2 of my children married, and we have had one new baby (so far...another due in December).
I will be updating with the quiltiness going on since the wedding (11/15) at a later date.
Just wanted to wish you all a fantastic day full of warm memories (in relationships and pies!) and thank you for being a part of my life.
To those of you in New Zealand, Australia, and the like, I love you, too. Wish you had a Thanksgiving holiday!