Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Progress

My craftroom is coming along. I am so excited. I can see the floor. OK so I am easy to impress.

This weekend I forced myself to get a last coat of paint on my shelves and got both of them up. I went through all (and I mean all - phew!) of my magazines and organized them into subjects. Now I have sewing/emroidery magazines and books, house/garden/decorating, knitting/crochet/weaving, beadwork/leatherwork/metalwork, drawing/journaling/art, kids crafts, and holidays. Those magazines which I don't keep whole (such as Piecework or beadworking magazines) I cut up and have just the best parts and ideas in page protectors in about 15 large binders. Next I am going to get those divided into subjects as well.

Now that I can see the floor, I need to sit o it and go through my boxes one by one. I already threw out about 3 garbage bags out of my closet. Most of which comprised of daily reports I got from Lina's daycare since she was 8 months. It was a walk down memory lane to read about when she played with blocks and when she bit her friends. But ultimately I couldn't find a good enough reason to keep them all and out they went. Next cam 4 years of Lina's artwork. I kept quite a few pieces, especially those that had her hand/foot/fingerprints on them.

So now it is time to get mean and decide what stays and what goes. The good news is that I now have a full shelving unit dedicated to photos and genealogy. A full shelving unit dedicated to resource materials and magazines and will probably have space now to store completed work (for craft shows and maybe an internet store - I have one on Etsy but nothing to sell at the moment).

This week marks the first week of my new boss. It'll take quite a while to get everything the way he would like to see it. I am optimistic that my job may run smoother after he is through making changes.

We are expecting some wicked weather here today and tomorrow. A total of 25 cm (about 10 inches) of snow and/or ice pellets is expected to fall in the next 24 hours. I have seen anything yet but for once I find the prospect exciting. Rain last week brought our snow levels down dramatically and the world was getting to look grey and tired like it does in the spring. A new blanket of frosty clean whiteness will be a welcome sight!

4:04 pm Update: Crap. So much for fluffy white snow. It's decided to be freezing rain instead. I am homebound early before I get stuck in town. Hopefully snow tomorrow!

1 Comments:

Anonymous angharad said...

You have to post pictures when you're finished. I am also wading through my craft space and feeling very overwhelmed. Just folding all my fabric and putting it in one place has been hours of work. I keep thinking I'm almost through and then coming across a box, or bag, or basket full of fat quarters I just had to have for that one quilt I just had to make. Needless to say, very few of them have been completed. Note to self:stop buying fabric.

Yeah, right!

:)

4:55 PM  

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