Three years later

Three years ago my world changed. My sweet hubby unexpectedly left this earth and went to heaven. What an awful day. So much changed that day. Some changes were expected. A lot of changes took me by surprise. Yes, it still hurts, and I miss him something dreadful. He was my closest friend: the one who stuck by me no matter what, the one who cheered me on, the one … Continue reading

Room of Requirement Day 6

After: last items boxed and cabinets wrapped

I’m tired, and I’m claiming victory! I think I have pretty much everything packed into boxes and ready to be stored away. This process took somewhat longer than I expected! I definitely forgot that I had some of that stuff. I’m thankful for my son-in-law, Eric, who has been storing this all away in his mom’s basement (thanks, Jill!). The library card catalog drawers are over there now, along with … Continue reading

Room of Requirement Day 5

After: Library card catalog wall

I had a few busy days since my last post. I might have been in the studio for a short time, but nothing worth writing about. Today I had a couple hours so I went in. Two year old Aliza was fast on my heels. Four year old Hazel wandered in after a bit. Aliza had to see my thread cabinet and look at all the pretty colors, so naturally … Continue reading

Room of Requirement Day 4

Library drawers

On Day 4 (counting only the days I can actually work in there) of packing up my studio, I wasn’t able to get in there until late in the afternoon, and my sweet 2-year-old granddaughter wanted to help! Who was I to say no? I decided an “easy” task would be to pack up the contents of my library card catalog drawers. These are the ones that DD#2 and her … Continue reading

Room of Requirement Day 3

After: big bookshelf

Today’s been a good day. I was able to get quite a bit done before lunch, take a break, and then continue in the afternoon. I know I’m making progress, but it’s a little scary to see all this stuff pile up and know that I still have a ways to go! Oh, my! How did all this stuff get in my studio? And this is after I did a … Continue reading

Room of Requirement Day 2

After: two empty cabinets

Today was Day 2 of me working in the Room of Requirement. Wednesdays and Thursdays are typically too busy for me to do anything extra so they don’t count, but today I got in my studio after lunch and got to work. I cleared out two cabinets, which somehow doesn’t seem like a lot, but it filled quite a few boxes! Plus I made the momentous decision to sell all … Continue reading

Room of Requirement Day 1

Kona Cotton cupboard before

Last night I had just an hour or two to get started on tackling the Room of Requirement. I was able clear away enough stuff that I could actually step foot in the room! Woohoo! I felt that was a great accomplishment. Then I got overwhelmed and went on an adventure instead! This year DD#2, Bethany, is going to start homeschooling 4-year-old Hazel, and 2-year-old Aliza is sure to tag … Continue reading