The almost true exploits of an intrepid spinster and her stitching...and all of the things that make up her crazy, happy, quiet little life.
I think you've made a very good start. It's not a race. Take it easy.
Walk away for 2-3Days, try to only think about it in short spells. I would want that room to be open, sun filled, relaxing, some storage but not too much. But on the other hand if you are usually stitching in the happy chair then why not use it for your stitchin storage? BTW I now call my recliner "my happy chair" thanks to you! I am with you day & night and check in several times during the day. I do not post a lot but I am always here. Hugs!
It will feel better when the boxes are gone
Once all those cubes are filled with your stitch stuff, and books and all, it will look better. A shame those cubes are not white though. Don't worry, when all is done, it will look better
All things considered it seems quite organized to begin with .... once the cartons are emptied and contents inplace, it will be more appealing. Susan is correct, if youplan to do most of your stitching in the happy chair, thiswill be a great place to visit when dreaming up your projects and for retrieving the supplies... Is there space for a work table? Allow your great creative juices their usual flow and you will set up a studio the envy of us all...By the way, a famous decorator once noted that the interior of bookcases should be black so that books of different sizes just melded into the background and looked more uniform to the eye. I found this to be true and think that might be so for skein cubes and other boxes, as well. You have accomplished so much, Coni dear.Enjoy your Sunday evening with some damn strong and a treat.....
I think once you begin unpacking the boxes and getting your things in the cubbies, the studio will become what you want it to be.
Not sure about anyone else, but I never get a room right the first time! I have to set things up and then think and tweak until it feels right! No stress, it will come together soon enough!
So true Lindy!As you live with it you'll figure out ways to make it work. Remember: Rome wasn't built in a day
You have done so much getting so many cubes put together. Maybe let Stewey hang out on a cube for a day and he will tell you what to do. Meanwhile, pick up a needle and make a few stitches! The boxes will wait.Susan
Take the time to stitch. It always calms me. We bought a house 1.5 years ago and moved in 10 months ago- long story. None the less my studio is beginning to come together. Give yourself some time it will come to you. Hugs and prayers.
Honey, your place is more organized than mine and I *HAVEN'T* moved. Give yourself time. It'll look better when you've finished unpacking.Hugs!
I am sure once you are all settled in it will come together the way you want it to.
I've been working on mine for several years and yours still looks better than mine does! :)
You'll feel better about it once things are in their little niche's. :D It's looking good so far. ♥ Love, hugs and prayers, Cathryn
Maybe once it's filled, things are on the wall, some nice lighting and a chair with a pillow.....it'll be grand!!
Once you get all your pretties in there it will be gorgeous!!
It can be surprising that the energy of packing is harder to find when it's time to unpack - especially when downsizing. Taking your health into account makes it harder. I know it feels unsettling to look at all the boxes and even more so to have your stitching on hold. But give yourself permission to take it slow and maybe find something small to have set aside for a few calming moments of stitching every once in a while.
Yes, it will be better once all is in place. But it sounds like you need to pace your self. Sit down and stitch a bit between boxes. Moving the pile of sand goes better when using a smaller shovel. I'm glad the G2 seems to be helping with the cramps, even though it was a rather crappy way of being introduced to it.Last time I moved (14 years ago) I found unpacking harder than packing. I must confess that we ended up moving a lot of stuff that should have been shipped off to thrift store. Between that and things not fitting as I thought they would, unpacking was definitely harder.
Having lived in Box World several times myself, I totally sympathize! But eventually it all comes together!
The boxes look very organized to me! I know you'll feel better when the boxes are gone and then you can fiddle with organizing to your hearts content. I find that kind of relaxing and energizing at the same time. I find that I'm kind of hard on myself by expecting to get it all done in x amount of time. When I set smaller goals, like unpacking 1 box a day, I find that I not only get more done, but I'm more focused on accomplishments and less on what has to be done. I think you've done AMAZING with this big change! Definitely need to pat yourself on the back...and more than once!