52 Weeks-Happy update!
July 22, 2011 5 Comments
Well after the crappy week last week, I am happy to saw I was rewarded on Saturday when I took my mom to the local quilt show. There I found something I have been waiting for and thought I would have to wait until October to get it. Thank you Jesus!
Ruby I love you!
I knew there was no getting my craft/office/quilting room organized and that awful table in the garage without some help. In case you have forgotten:
Help came in the form of a cedar lined cabinet from Costco:
Good grief what is that crap on my drainboard up there? Anyhoo, this cabinet helped me with two areas of badness…my office/quilt/craft room and the table set up to hold my laundry so I do not have to bend over and over to sort laundry (I have fibromyalgia/connective tissue disorder/autoimmune disease/lupus or something like that). Don’t ya just love all that empty space! This is what used to sit in this space, nice enough, but not enough storage space, notice latest picture of my darling granddaughter?
First I switched out some bins to make sure I had matching ones for the cabinet. I got a great buy on the bins as posted https://allysgrandma.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/holy-canvas-bins-batman/.
I organized some of my bins that had Amy Butler, Kaffe Fasset, Mary Engelbreight, kids fabric, batiks, etc:
I am happy to report both areas are now much closer to how I want them to be. I am not totally done with either area, but I am feeling much more comfortable in the areas and my creative juices are coming back. So much so that I am going to a mini quilting retreat this weekend at http://scottiedogquilts.com/. I called DH to tell him what I had decided yesteday and why didn’t he go camping (since he came home early last weekend to take me on my marathon medical appointment week). He got home from work last night, packed up and left. Didn’t take much to push him out the door His camping partner is retired, so he did the shopping while DH finished his work day and arranged the employees to cover the weekend.
DH was out and gone by 5:00 pm, just in time to call my next door neighbor to get caught up on the Batchelorette. Perfect girl’s night in. Here are my after pictures:
I know you are probably still horrified at all the stuff in my craft/office/quilting room, but believe me it feels so much better. Same with the laundry area. For me it is 2 steps forward, 1 step back. This week felt like 3 steps forward!
So Laura, yes I am rewarding myself with hopefullyclose to a finished quilt top this weekend! Go check out the accomplishments of the other participant at http://orgjunkie.com/2011/07/52-weeks-29-celebrate-your-accomplishments.html.
Thank you Laura and everyone for all the incentive to continue on this journey, slowly though I go!