Monday, November 14, 2011

Another side effect of moving

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!





19 comments:

  1. I am a long-time reader, first time commentator!
    Congratulations on your new sewing room, and your organization is inspiring me to give my own sewing room a makeover. Too much clutter makes sewing difficult.

    All the best.

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  2. I also just moved and feel the same as you. Not into shopping for fabric, not into sewing. I have just been trying to do easy TNT projects as I can tolerate them to get my confidence back.
    I'm sure you'll get yours back in time.

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  3. No desire to buy fabric. This is quite serious :-)

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  4. Glad you're settling in! I know your new place isn't far from your old one, but I hope your commute is easier, or at least the same!

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  5. In due time, you will be fabric shopping and wooing us with your fabric p*rn... lol

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  6. All I can think about is that box of zippers having a life of its own. Somewhere in the universe it exists. Imagine the person who finds it!

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  7. Carolyn, both your sewing and (fabric) shopping mojo will return--will you be relatively free of obligations over the upcoming holiday? That might be when those machines start humming!

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  8. Is there a plural for mojo? Mojos? Moji?

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  9. I'm so excited for you, Carolyn! I know you are going to love your new sewing room and your new digs. Enjoy all of your equipment and your stash! I can't wait to see your next creation.

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  10. Some of my favorite garments that I've made were a result of trying to destash. Hopefully that's motivating!

    Do you get all your fabric online? I would imagine it's easier to get buy more online than going into a brick-and-mortar shop and getting overwhelmed with all the fabric.

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  11. I think once you settle in the desire to shop will return. Can't imagine how you feel. It has never happened to me. Feel better. Wink, wink.

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  12. Wow, do I understand. I haven't ordered from the current FM sale either.

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  13. No fabric shopping?!?! Oh dear, I fear this could be a sign of the apocalypse.

    I bet your sewing and fabric mojo will return as soon as you get the new sewing lounge set up to perfection!

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  14. You can always spend your money on decorating your new place. It really does take a while to settle in but you'll get there.

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  15. I bought 3 pieces of fabric at FM in your honor :) Thanks for your inspiration with patterns and fabrics.

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  16. This not buying fabric will soon pass! I will try to do my part though and help by going to FM and see what they have.

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  17. I hope you get comfortable in your new sewing room soon.

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  18. I do hope you get settled and comfy in your new digs sooner. Sewing is so necessary for a sane mind and a happy personality! I've not moved in 14 years (after moving every 3 yrs or so of my life previous to that), and I very rarely go through my entire fabric stash, but I totally empathize with you about being overwhelmed with all the fabric you went through moving, because once in a blue moon I'll look for something I thought I remembered I had and realize that I am in waaaaaay over my head in fabric.

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  19. I ride out the "not interested in fabric" waves for as long as I can, but unfortunately mine never last very long, LOL. Can't wait to see what you turn out of your new sewing room!

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