Monday, November 16, 2015
IT'LL GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER!
My sewing room is a MESS!
Sorry I have been away for so long. Things have been CRAZY in the cottage for MONTHS with multiple members of the family having health issues involving hospital stays, ambulance rides, outpatient procedures, doctor visits and UGH...too much! The health issues have definitely caused more than a little stress for this girl! But, Dear Hubby and I have just returned from two weeks of heavenly vacation in a warm southern climate; and the change has done us good!
So, I am now back to the mess that is my sewing room. How did it get this way? Simple. I have begun purging through our almost 26 year old home in earnest. It needs it! Over the past 30+ years of marriage and 25+ years in this house we have accumulated way too much STUFF! As our health has been declining, dealing with all of the things "in" the house have made life much more difficult. And, if we were to need to sell this house and downsize, I don't want to have to deal with "the purge" when our health may be even more precarious. If we were independently wealthy I could just pitch anything we didn't want to keep. But we are not wealthy and the idea of throwing away perfectly good items goes against the grain. So I have begun the purge through the house and subsequent listing on eBay or relegation to the garage sale pile. In addition, following the creation of our new "spa" master bath, we are beginning the redo of our master bedroom this week...necessitating pulling everything off of the walls and off of the furniture surfaces. Our wonderful son moved many of the things that we could not handle while we were away. Thankfully the painters will move the furniture to access the walls. The items that really can't be salvaged or reused in our bedroom redo have been tossed in the trash and the remainder is making its way into my sewing room for listing on eBay.
And seeing as the above mentioned nutsy-ness isn't enough...I have finally decided that I AM going to sell off all of the living room furniture and move my sewing room and some items from my expanded sewing room down to our never used formal living room. Having my sewing room on the main floor will save me SO much running up and down stairs. I've grown past wanting the "picture perfect" house and am ready to make our house a "home" that works best for our lives as they are now. Wish I had realized that little nugget of truth years ago!
Moving my sewing room means...you guessed it...purging through my sewing "stuff". As I come across items that I no longer feel the need to keep, I will be posting them for sale here on my website. Stay tuned for more "good" nutsy-ness to come!