Well, I’m still in California, but other than that, my life and my sewing room is a big messy jumble of boxes.
Actually, that’s not completely true. The kitchen is organized, the dining room only has one neat row of boxes along the floor, and the living room and master bedroom are functional, with a stack of boxes in each to be emptied. Of course, the 2nd bedroom/sewing room is last. However, I need me some endorphin-rasing sewing time before I start my new job (hell, my whole new career – more on that to come) on Monday, so I think I am going to tackle it this morning.
In the past month and half, I have chucked the ‘dream career’ of the past 13 years that was no longer satisfying, and got an awesome new job that required a move up to the San Francisco Bay area. I will miss my friends and LA MQG buddies down south, but I am excited for the fresh air and new challenges! And there are TWO Modern Quilt Guilds up here! Both of their next meetings are on my calendar.
First, I have to clear one wall of boxes so I can put the Ikea Hemnes daybed back together. Not only is it needed for guests, but I like to sit there and hand-stitch while watching TV. The other wall will have my 2 Ikea Vika tabletops mounted on Ikea Trofast kid’s storage cabinets. It will give me a 2 1/2 by 10 foot standing-height counter to cut/lay out work, and my Ikea chair ratchets up high enough to sit at my machine on the same table. The thing I love about Ikea furniture is that you can take it apart, move it around yourself, and put it together in different configurations when your needs change.
Then comes the fun of fitting all my stuff – fabric, sewing supplies, books, into the bookcases & the closet. I gave up some storage space in the move, but I will make it work! Then the closet doors will get covered with white flannel and be my new design wall! I can’t wait to get sewing again. But first, I have to test out the oven by making a batch of brownies!