Packing, moving, cleaning, painting, unpacking. Repeat. This has been my life since last December! First I helped my mom move from a four-bedroom house to a condo. That took about six months. Then, out of the blue, it was my turn! What an unexpected blessing. My daughter and her husband closed on the house on July 10 and we were able to start moving in on the 12th.
My room is called the “Meem Suite.” (My grandkids call me “Mimi” but that is SO long, they shortened it to “Meem” or on special occasions “Meem-da-
Then I started on my main bedroom/studio. I wanted to get rid of the dark khaki color before we started moving in all the furniture for my quilting studio/bedroom. It just seemed too dark and dreary for a studio space.
Instead, I wanted a clean, light color that wouldn’t influence the fabric colors when I’m designing a quilt. I chose Sherwin Williams Windowpane which is a soft, muted blue-green color without too much gray. I have two north-facing windows and didn’t want everything to look overly gray. I love it! The green undertones warm up the color just enough that it doesn’t feel cold. It feels like a very cheerful, restful color.
On Saturday afternoon the guys started moving in an embarrassing number of boxes and set them in the hallway next to my room. Thankfully, the majority of my studio was pretty much organized before I started packing, so once the cabinets were in place I was able to unpack a bunch of boxes in just a few hours.
The one sad “loss” is that my 3-foot by 8-foot worktable just would not make it through the door because of the way it is built, and there is no way to disassemble it, so we decided to put that in the homeschool room instead. I started exploring different options for a worktable for my room. Pinterest is my friend! We talked about possibly building a table for my sewing machine but before we could even start planning, I stumbled across a Koala sewing cabinet for only $300! While I know it is fairly old, it was barely used so it is in pristine condition. Since we have enough other projects to keep us busy for the rest of the year, I jumped at that bargain! It was safely in our van just three hours after the previous owner had listed it for sale.
So progress is being made. Yes, I am still unpacking boxes in my room as well as helping to set up parts of the rest of the house. It’s really not all about me and my space. I just figured you wouldn’t want to hear all the plans for the entire house! We expect it to take a while to figure everything out, but after the dust settles I see quilts in my future!