I have no desire to fabric shop. *sigh* Seriously...no desire! I think it has something to do with touching each and every piece of fabric in my collection during the move. So Fabric Mart is having their awesome Pyramid of Savings sale. You know the one where you get 15% off a $25 purchase, 20% off a $75 purchase, and 30% off a $125 purchase...and even though I've gone to the site several times, I'm just uninspired.
Nuthin' and I mean nuthin' made me want to place it in the shopping cart, type in my credit card numbers and wait for the box of wonders to arrive. I think I finally understand the feeling people have when they say their fabric stash overwhelms them. Now before you start writing in suggestions on how I can destash...think about it! Do you really think I want to part with any pieces of my most amazing and wonderous fabric collection? I mean really, I don't! And once the fabric closets arrive and the fabric is safely tucked inside, I will probably go back to my fabricaholic ways. Or maybe, it will still take me a minute before I blithely return to fabric shopping...since I will once again be touching each and every piece I own to get it into the new fabric closets.
However, if you are still fabric shopping, please head on over to Fabric Mart and pick up a piece or two in my honor.
Now onto sewing in the new sewing room...it's still not intuitive yet. I'm still rearranging as I go. Sew a seam and something doesn't feel right so I move something else around. I have to remember that I lived in my apartment for 6.5 years before I moved so there was a lot of time to get used to sewing there and I KNOW that I didn't sew as much at the beginning as I did at the end of my time there. So I will keep plugging away at it, moving a piece here and reworking something there.
I would like to thank everyone for their very kind comments about my move, before, during and after. Your encouragement and good wishes were very dear to me as I plowed ahead and got a new sewing room up and running. Now to answer a few questions...
Michelle Jadaa asked, "Did you discover anything you forgot you had?"
Yes, there were definitely some fabric finds! Some that I've added to the current fabric piles and you may see soon in some new patterns! There was also a certain amount of awe at the amount of sewing paraphernalia I've accumulated. You know when you just keep tucking things away without taking everything out and looking at it, you just don't realize how much you actually have...or maybe you do and you just don't want to take your head out of the sand! *LOL*
CaCoyote, Las Vegas asked, "Did you find the zippers?"
Nope. I headed over to Daytona Trimmings last week and bought a small supply of 20/22" and 9" zippers to tide me over.
janis asked, "Where did I get the boxes holding my sewing library?"
I ordered all of my moving supplies from U-Line online. We use them as a resource for work and they ship quickly. So yes, I paid for boxes but I was able to get just what I needed for a discounted price. Those particular boxes can be found here.
...and the best question of all...A Sewn Wardrobe asked, "if it will stay clean and organized for long?"
*LOL* That's my plan! But you know how that goes...so next year when I'm all settled in and sewing regularly in my room, I guess I should take pictures and post and you can be the judge! *LOL*
...as always, more later!