For you star seekers...I apologize for not showing you the star today. I have not even turned on my sewing machine in three weeks. What have I been doing? MOVING! Well...sort of...let me explain.
(This will be a little quiltsy but not totally--but I know of no better way than my blog to explain to all my friends what we are up to; so read on if you want--otherwise I will be back with quiltsy things but it won't be for at least a week.)
We are not going to attempt our dream of owning our own home again anytime soon. We have moved so much. Jerry (my husband) has decided to turn down any promotion outside of our town--for now. It is time for us to settle; and eventually he will be able to promote right here. So as of TODAY, I am making this duplex a home. And because of that I am making several changes:
* I am losing my Creation Station. Everyone--huge sad sigh! This was completely necessary for the teenager. It was not working having him in the basement. Talk about withdrawing--I know they do that at this age, but his was worse because he was able to just completely shut himself off from the family. The result was too much love of electronic things and no more love of previous interests (herbs, cooking, reading.) We've noticed really big attitude differences too--so as of now I am 'taking my son back'. We've spent the day taking down my Creation Station and creating Seth a bedroom again.
* I will move to the basement but it will be better than before. My ex-husband is going to come help us with wiring some outlets and lighting. In the entire ( large) basement, there is only one outlet and 3 light bulbs. It is horrible working conditions.(that is why I just can't bring myself to call it a Creation Station--at least for now.) So my sewing is on a standstill until he is able to come and work on that for us. The basement project will be a 'school' project for Seth actually.
* Our living/dining/kitchen area is so dark and drab and ugly. I haven't cared up until now because today is our 2 year Anniversary of living here. That used to mean time to move--so I never saw the point of fixing it up. I cannot paint since it is a duplex but I am making the following changes:
-- new Table and chairs. Ours were ugly. My ex-husband had a beautiful new dining set that I bought before life changes. It was never used...and I found out he was just using it in his garage to work on his guns and load powder. Today I traded him the ugly set for the pretty set. I'll show you photos later. Promise!
-- New brighter living room. Out with the ugly, broken in several places mini blinds and in new curtains. What a difference that made! A shuffle here and there, a removal of the tv (now kicked out into the basement) and we have a nice sitting room to enjoy music and reading. Photos soon.
---Kitchen: I cannot wait to start showing things that I am going to do to brighten that. I have something I need ideas for too, so I'll post more later.
So, that is where I am right now and what I am doing. It is tiring. I feel like we are moving, which I guess really we've moved at least half of what we own. I really am going to miss the Creation Station with the fabric rainbow walls and the sunlight streaming in, but I hope the trade off will be that my 14 year old finds us again. Give me just a bit of time...and this house will become a home. That will be worth all the hard work(and lost sewing/blog time), don't you think?
I may not be back next Saturday either. And no ahhhh this week. I am so sorry!