While my blog has been quiet, things have been busy around our house! Of course, I’m getting to spend lots of time with Hazel who, at 8 months old, is practicing her new walking skills and is learning to wave hi and bye.
I am also continuing my goal of decluttering our house. At this point, I have completed every room in our house except for my studio and a future spare bedroom. That room was DD#1’s old bedroom before she got married, and it became a storage room (i.e., dumping ground) after she left. That particular room is the worst, but we were able to get started so you can now see the floor (yeah!) and you can get to each of the windows. That is important because a friend is installing new windows in our house. That has been on our wish list for the ten years we have been in this house, and we are really excited about having warmer windows. The windows that are being replaced are the original ones from the early 1960’s. Other than what we’ve done in that back bedroom so far, it will have to wait until later in the year.
For Christmas, my son-in-law offered to do a project for me as a Christmas gift. He took an afternoon and installed crown molding in our bedroom — another project from our wish list. What a beautiful touch! He did a great job, even when he had to climb on the TV cabinet to get to one particularly hard-to-reach corner. A big thank you to him!
And now for my project for this week: decluttering the studio! I’m projecting that I may have two to four hours each day this week that I can dedicate to trying to dig out my studio. How can it get so awful when I’m not even in there?
I think I am finally ready to do some major purging in there. For years, I’ve been hanging on to miscellaneous art supplies from past pursuits: oil painting, printmaking, scrapbooking, and the like. I think I am finally ready to get rid of most of those supplies, or at least move them out of my prime studio space. It should be an interesting process since I come from a long line of hoarders! Maybe I can pass it on to some future budding artists.
So, as I progress, I’ll keep you posted. Ideally, I will be able to complete this task by the end of the week. Maybe by this time next week, I will actually be able to sit at my sewing machine! Won’t that be exciting?