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Monday, September 16, 2013

A Beautiful Morning

It is a beautiful morning today. I could hear the sound of a California quail this morning. It must be a few fields over but to hear the sound as the sun comes up over the mountains makes me so happy. We have a bit of a cool down coming and I am so thankful. After a very short winter and no rain to speak of this year, it feels like we have had eight months of summer. Our trees think we have.

This weekend, I rearranged again. the bright idea I got to have a studio upstairs just never materialized. After I moved my things upstairs it just stayed up there. I would go upstairs if I need something but every thing else that I use is down stairs. I told the boys they could just turn it into a bachelor pad which they did.

They moved the T.V. out there and used this bench I have that someday I will take back. Ron's Grandpa made it and it is so cool, but the boys count it as theirs.
Then they moved  the couch that they won't let me get rid of,  back out there.

When I was taking some loads to Goodwill I was going to take the couch, my son Elliot, put it in his bedroom because he read my thoughts. I took all of my sewing things down stairs so they moved in all of
their games.

They reorganized and rearranged, they vacuumed and cleaned. It looks very nice and even though it isn't the way I would do things, it made me happy to see how happy they were.

While they were doing that I took a desk we have in our closet and cleaned it out and put all of my things in one place.

I now have all of my pattern books in one place, I even separated them into quilting, hooking and counted cross stitch categories. I got out that old CD player that was in the desk and Ron hooked it up, still in the CD changer was CD's that my daughter had made for me before she got married 7 years ago. It was like going back in time. It also has a working cassette tape player. One of the things I love listening to is old radio shows you know the kind with the old ads from the 40s, the only problem is we just listen now to IPods.
I have missed my old Sherlock Holmes and things like that. Now I can listen again. I can't do counted cross stitch with the T.V. on but I do listen to things so this will be nice.

All my thread and other patterns are all together now and I have paint and stamps in the drawers. I also have my tracing paper together with my other things so I won't have to go look for it.

Now every thing is with my sewing machine and all together. I even have my iron and ironing board in the same room as well as my cutting mat and rulers. It makes more sense to at least have all of it together again, and I just wouldn't sew upstairs. The light is better down here.

I feel like I am finally home. It has taken 12 years of arranging but for the first time it is in one place. For awhile anyway.

Have a wonderful day,


Jacque. said...

YAY! You know that I know all about that organizing thing...and it is far better to have everything in one place. You'll probably be more productive now! Have a great day. xo

Julia said...

I'm glad that you finally found where you can work at your crafts better. Having everything in one place that is easily accessible makes a whole lot of sense to me.

I'd love to see your new studio place.

I'm using a room upstair for my dye kitchen and hooking and although I find it out of the way, it's my little hide away where I seldom have time to sit. I use a very small clothes closet to hide my many supplies but my wool stash is still in my bedroom closet. So my stuff is still not all in one place. sigh.

Feeling a bit soggy again with more rain.

Julia said...

Sorry, I meant to say I'd love seeing you sitting in your new studio place and working away at something. I got side tracked by the phone.

TexWisGirl said...

i totally get it. something about having to go upstairs just doesn't feel right when you want to craft or sew or create. something about being 'in' the house downstairs feels right. :)

Nellie said...

How wonderful that you have created yourself your own space for your creative endeavors! xo Nellie

Thistle Cove Farm said...

ah, everyone needs a place to call their very own; a place where you can go, do what you want, walk out and leave it all...just as it is.

Pom Pom said...

Good for you, Kim! I do like sorting! How cute that the boys made their little man cave upstairs in such short order!
Don't you love looking at all your stuff? I can feel that great sense of satisfaction vicariously!

Kessie said...

Oh, you moved the desk out of the closet? What a good idea! Looks it it swallows all your sewing stuff. Looks like the boys made a great batch pad upstairs. Also I probably know exactly what CDs were in that player. :-)

Meg said...

Yay! It all looks great, and I bet it's nice to have it all in one place. You're probably happier not having to run up and down the stairs to get stuff too. I just read your post from Saturday - what on earth kind of call would make you so worried? I hope everything is ok.

Miss Debbie said...

Good for you! I'm trying to figure out how to do the same thing. Not that I do that many crafts, but I would like to have my few supplies all in one place. You have inspired me! said...

I am glad you found your which will inspire you and let there be light! My son took over the room I thought I would use, it is now a music studio, and I have the joy of hearing his recordings. I would have missed that if I had taken over the room. Enjoy!! Great job!

Debbie said...

i am an organizer at heart....i love everything in it's place!!

my home office is my dining room as well. big windows, lots of light and right in the middle of all the action!!