Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Packing and Purging

Well, moving day is less than two weeks away. We have found a house to rent in Orange Park, Florida. My husband has a job waiting and I have several opportunities to pursue. We just need to get there. The last couple of weeks we have been having yard sales and now we are packing and purging. I have accumulated so much stuff in the last 9 years of living in this house. A lot of this stuff is pretty easy to part with and I am constantly quoting my new mantra, "less is more". However, as a sewer....I have accumulated SEW much stuff and that is not as easy to let go of. I am sure many of you can relate. I look at patterns, notions and fabric and see future projects and works of art. Thankfully, there is a room in the new house that I can use as a studio. I have been very spoiled to have such a large studio in this house and I was just sick at the thought of losing it.

Today, I am going to begin to tackle my studio. I have plastic drawers labeled with notions and sewing tools. I have found boxes and boxes of loose sewing items to put in the drawers. I pray at the end of the day, I will see a lot of progress. The kids are at their dad's for a few days and I am trying to get as much done as I can before they come home.

Back to packing and purging.
Happy Sewing!!


  1. So good to hear from you sweetie, glad you found a house and that you'll have a studio! Very important for a quilt artist. Praying for you!

  2. My sister lives in Orange Park! Yay! Now, I have two people to visit when I go up!

  3. Thank you, Allie. Please keep praying.

    Penny...I am so happy. I was wanting to visit with you before I left. Now you can come see me. Maybe you can come sew with me.

  4. I know moving isn't a fun task. Packing and purging can be stressful and physically exhausting. But I do think you are going to really enjoy your new home.....you'll be settled into your new home soon. I can't wait to hear that you are setup in Florida, meeting new friends, and enjoying sewing in your new very organized sewing room!

    I wish you strength to get thru it all!