Thursday, November 7, 2013

Unpacking and Settling In

Hello all! It's been way to long since I blogged here in my little sewing corner.  I haven't picked up the sewing machine much since we moved.  I've been pretty busy with unpacking, painting, procuring and staining furniture.  We've also been shopping for a second car, which has been really time-consuming.

 a crape myrtle in November
I know now that moving (a cross country move at that!) can be stressful or hard or difficult for a lot of people.  I used to wonder why people got so overwhelmed at the thought of unpacking boxes.  Well, folks, it happens!  Those boxes can fill entire rooms and the thought of spending hours unboxing and organizing made me go into hiding!  One of my friends generously offered to help me unpack my sewing room.  Having her there forced me to stay on task and keep going until my sewing room was in a livable state.  The result was fantastic!  I really couldn't have done it without her. 

I love this new hutch.  I displayed all of my large pieces of fabric on the top portion of the hutch and scraps and remnants on the bottom.  I love how neat and attractive it looks.  I was able to purchase this hutch for only $75 at the Habitat for Humanity Restore.  It's like a Goodwill for furniture and building materials!  

I open the cabinet, and my fabric is colorful and organized.  I got most of this fabric during my L.A. shopping trip.  I really had to cram the fabric in our car to make it fit, and then drove it from the West coast to the East coast.  Looking at it now makes me realize that it was totally worth the hassle.  When I see it organized like that, I think of all of the wonderful things I am going to make.

My sewing books are neatly organized, and my childhood doll, 'Rose', finally has a home.

I've spent a lot of time repainting the living room, dining area, and the master bedroom. My husband worked really hard building raised garden boxes so we could get a fall garden (cold weather crops) in.  I can't wait to see lettuce growing in November!  The plants are starting to sprout!

I hope you don't mind me posting about something other than sewing.  This is what's been on my mind lately, and my goals have mostly been focused on getting the house settled.  

It has been such an adjustment to have my husband working full-time (and not in school).  The nature of his work does not allow him to study at home and I miss having another 'body' in the house while I work.  So, even though there have been a lot of changes recently, I only feel that I am adjusting little by little.  I guess I need to be patient with myself!


  1. Even quilters have more to their lives than quilting and I just can't focus on quilting when my home is in disarray. Your new home is looking like quite a nice place to quilt in!

  2. Congrats on the new home! I love the hutch idea for your fabric stash.


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