Here's the progress so far:
FUPPIES (those are the projects that are finished in terms of the stitching, but they haven't been framed or made into pillows, etc yet): All gathered together and stacked/rolled neatly in an underbed storage box. (It's the long one on the bottom) (And yes, the box is full!)
BLANK CANVAS: in the top drawer on the right above.
LINEN: in the bottom drawer on the right.
WIPS: all packed except Poppers and a cross stich piece to keep me sane the next two weeks. (And no, I did not count them. I swear. I did not.) (The smaller WIPS are in the box on the left in the picture above...the larger ones are in this larger box:)
TOOLS FOR HOLDING CANVAS/LINEN: Drawers with stretcher bars, q-snaps, scroll rods, hoops, tacks, tape, etc. packed (I had this set of drawers and used to keep linen in it, but this is perfect for this stuff!) (The top drawer has tacks, felt strips, tape, hoops, and q-snap covers.)
COUNTED CANVAS CHARTS: packed. These are all in binders, and wouldn't you know that I found five matching EMPTY binders in the closet! Note to self...time to fill them up!
THREADS: Vineyard Silk, Crescent Colors, and DMC all packed.
Thread drawers with all other threads (I have 10 of the little three drawer suckers!) will be stacked and shrink wrapped.
I think I'm about halfway through. Yet to pack are cross stitch charts and kits, crewel stuff, felting stuff, beads, small tools (like scissors, needles, glasses), large tools like floor and lap stands, lamps, bags/baskets, jewelry making supplies, scrapbooking supplies, coloring supplies, fabric, and yarn/knitting stuff.
If I had to guess, I would imagine that about 1/3 of the total studio contents will be left over after I move. There's the Island of Misfit Toys (a huge bin of projects or kits or charts that I totally abandoned) and two closets full of odds and ends. Considering the fact that I haven't looked at any of that stuff for 10 plus years...methinks I won't miss it at all!
So that's the report, dearies. I have to say...this was the room that had me the most concerned, but so far it has gone very very smoothly. The good news is that I don't have to physically carry anything downstairs...the moving guys will take care of that for me in the 12th. And, once it gets to my new place I think I've packed it in such a way that getting it re-organized will be a breeze!
Speaking of organization in the new place...the storage cubes arrived! I am so happy that I ordered them from Target online...shipping was free and I never would have been able to get the boxes in my car...let alone the house! I am debating whether or not I will assemble them here and have the guys carry them over already done or if I'll wait and do it at CS2. We'll see how much time and energy I have left!
These will take up one entire wall of the new studio/office and will contain my entire stash. All together I will have 41 blocks to fill...each measuring 13 inches square. I know I can buy bins and dividers and other accessories for them, but I want to wait until I get everything in to figure out what I'm going to need.
The only thing that has me stumped is where to hang my painted canvases. In this studio, I had them on skirt hangers on a tension rod in a cabinet opening. I suppose I could do the same thing again...maybe in the hall closet?
Something to ponder...
Hope your Saturday is swell! Bosco and I are going to have a little dinner and get that studio finished!
Thanks for indulging me...it really helped to step back and see how it's going so far!