Yesterday morning we were in the sewing room packing by 7 a.m. We worked really hard til about 11:30, went back to the house and fixed sandwiches. Sat and rested for a while, then went back to the sewing room about 1:30 and worked til maybe 3:30, stopped, fixed dinner, went back about 6 and worked til about 8:30. We’re making progress but we have so far to go.
Every day I say “Are you SURE we’re going to have enough packed for the first load by October 12?” Vince is calming and confident. Yesterday he said “I think we’re going to be ready before then and we’ll end up calling them to come early.” I do not believe that and I hope he’s not just saying it to make me calm down.
There’s just so much stuff.
Why do I have seven gallons of Mary Ellen’s Best Press, eight spray bottles of Niagra spray starch of some kind, and two cans of Magic Sizing. I must have been planning on doing LOTS of pressing.
We have four fabric shelves emptied and one to go. There’s also food storage in there and about half of that has been packed.
I did find some treasures. My sweet boy a LONG time ago!
I was never one to use fat quarters but I love these sets from Michael Miller. I think I’ll use the teal pack, in addition to other teal stash fabrics to make a quilt for Addie. Maybe! She had told me she wanted her room at my house to stay yellow but have teal accessories. Nicole told me last night that she said she wants to be an LSU cheerleader and wants to paint her room (at their house) purple and gold. I think I’ll make a quilt I like and put it in her room at our house because she changes her mind about things faster than I do.
The machines – sewing machines, sergers, coverstitch – everything except the longarm, have all been taken down and packed. Yesterday as I was hauling things out of the closet, I remembered my excitement of planning the new sewing room, and unpacking everything and putting it away. Somewhere along the way, I lost my excitement. Maybe that just happens to me every 8 to 10 years. I suppose 8 to 10 years from now, my moving days will be over so I hope we’re happy with our decisions.
It’s been fun finding things in the sewing room but I’m so ready to have it all packed up.