Monday, August 23, 2010

Up and Running...almost.

Long post warning! LOL

Here it is, 9 days after the moving truck delivered the first part of our household goods and 2 days after the second shipment arrived. (The moving company split our shipment into two pick ups/deliveries due to lack of communication/poor planning on their part!) I actually have my sewing room up and running! Don't expect to see pictures of the rest of the house because nothing else is picture worthy just yet! Everything is livable and coming together nicely, but a girl has priorities, you know! :)

Unfortunately, I didn't get many "before" pictures...but there is a few cute snapshots we've taken over the last few days. I took this one of Whiskers looking cute laying on the paper, but until I saw the picture, I didn't really notice that huge pile of paper behind her. LOL That's about what my whole house looked like for a while...or at least it felt like it did!

Funny timing getting a picture of this kitty yawning...but she looks like I felt..."AAACCCCCKKKKK! When are these boxes going to end!!!!"
Here is a "before" picture as things are coming together in my sewing room....I'm starting to see the end of the tunnel!
Whiskers decided she liked this spot...unfortunately, Mama has way too much stuff to keep a cupboard empty for kitty sitting.
College boy has been a big help with the heavy lifting and unpacking...but he went running when he heard the ice cream truck coming down the street. Once a kid, always a kid.....
And another break when the XBox and Rockband gear was unpacked. Hey, he set it all up for us (it actually is -our- game! He has his own in his dorm...), so he might as well test it out, right?
And finally....TA-DA!! I have a mostly finished sewing room! There are still a few things to do...but it's definitely functionable and ready to go! My sewing "room" is actually a family room off of the kitchen...I think I'm going to like being in a central part of the house, where I can see and hear things going on throughout the rest of the house. I might have to keep things a little more tidy since it is a common area of the house....but it shouldn't be too bad. I hope.
Another view...have to share some space for the piano...

This little alcove is on the wall next to the piano...I am going to make a little curtain to cover my fabric bin storage underneath. See that last packing box? That is a box of magazines!! Stay tuned for a future blog post about what I am going to do with them.

If you made it through this long post...thanks for hanging in there! Now that I'm up and running, I hope to get back to sharing pictures of my quilt projects again!


  1. the sewing room looks nice. Glad it's up & running. I've only moved once in my life so I can only imagine the huge task. Wishing you the best.

  2. Anonymous4:33 PM

    Your sewing room looks great! The kitty looks quite bored by the whole thing though.

  3. YAY for an almost assembled room!

  4. Priorities are important for sure. Sewing rooms are very important!! Looks great!

  5. wow so organized already...looks like it will be a lovely place to sew

  6. Your sewing space looks GREAT, Michelle. Now...what I noticed was those bottles NEXT TO the box of magazines!!! Maybe we need to pop a cork soon and celebrate that your two trucks of household goods arrived and nothing was lost!!! :)

  7. Glad your getting settled in - looks great!

  8. Your sewing room looks great! I am as tired as Whiskers after seeing all the unpacking and the paper everywhere! I bet Whiskers was a big help too :)

  9. Very pretty, Michelle! I'm glad you are getting all settled in! : )


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