Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Winter Storms

Pacific Northwest weather.  So unpredictable, sometimes the meteorologist even laugh after they give their broadcast.  This time they were right on, almost to the minute the snowstorm started.  I left work at 1215, took an hour and 45 minutes to get home (usually 30-30 depending on traffic) and snuggled in for a four day snowstorm that kept Morgan and me confined to the house until Tuesday morning.  It's funny how being forced too stay home frees you up for doing those little chores that you usually don't have time for.  Cleaning closets, pantries, etc.  I decided to clean Alex's basement bedroom and turn it into my sewing room.  This is the bedroom that he used as a teenager, just before he moved out.  When he got sick and moved back, he went back to his old room from childhood, upstairs.  I know he needed that sense of safety and security your childhood bedroom brings.  I still love going back to mine, even though it looks very little like it did when I lived at my folks house, oh 30 some years ago...
I knew I needed to move my quilting supplies to one of the 3 spare bedrooms I have here, but really wanted Morgan's.  I tried to get him to move into Alex's old bedroom upstairs, but he's just not ready to disassemble that room, so I began the project in the basement bedroom.  I think I will really like it when it's finished, but right now I am still trying to find homes for all the odds and ends that got thrown in there over the years.  Not sure why, but I do have sentimental attachments to "things".  My mission in 2014 is to get rid of stuff I don't need.  I know it will be difficult since I've got to get rid of all of Alex's possessions he acquired over the 6 years he lived on his own, plus my dad is trying to give me a lot of my mom's things.  I would also like to get rid of the 20lbs I've acquired since October.
Here's a photo of about half of the fabric I folded and sorted to move to my new sewing room.

Looking forward to creating a space that is organized and uncluttered.  The whole house, not just the public spaces.