Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I'm Bereft...

Again the pictures will speak because I have no words to describe how hollow my heart is because my sewing room has been totally dissembled...due to water...

Starting to pack the fabric up...

It's all gone now...

Taken early this morning - my sewing room now lives in the garage


I will update when I can...


83 comments:

  1. Oh no! Hugs to you!!! I hope your precious fabrics and machines are OK. We lived in MD for a few years and I never learned to trust the basement sump pump. I guess they do work, but I was always leery. Take good care.

    Lynda

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  2. My heart breaks for you, take care.

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  3. Oh no - last we heard you were on top of it. Hope everything is okay and you got to it on time.

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  4. I am so sorry. I cannot imagine. It will get better.

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  5. I don't have words either except so very, very sorry. I live in NJ and would come help if you wanted. Move upstairs! Your piece of mind is more important than, say, a dining room or master bedroom (lol)! Seriously, I'd help...

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  6. That is so sad!!!! I hope everything clears itself up soon!!!

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  7. Best of luck to you with everything regarding this. I too know the pain of a cherished personal space with many dear things, flooded. (Twice.) Chin up, and do what you must so you don't have to go through this again. BTW white vinegar (1/4c. per gal. water) works miracles on "that smell". Here's to the next incarnation of your sewing cave!

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  8. I am so sorry! I hope everything is under control soon.

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  9. Sending hugs your way Carolyn!

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  10. Oh, Carolyn, I am so sorry. I hope your machines are ok. Sending a heartfelt hug.

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  11. I am so very sorry you're having to deal with all of this water right now. I know how much having a nice sewing space means for someone as productive as you (and especially someone who loves fabric as much as you do!), so it's hard seeing your space empty and all of your fabric in bags in the garage. I hope things clean up faster than you expect!

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  12. Ooh no... Darn that sump pump. I know its a lot of work, but once your new space is set, all will be good again.

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  13. I'm waiting for a massive storm/high winds/hail/tornado to hit tonight. This after a back bear in my front yard this morning.

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  14. Oh no my heart aches for you!!!

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  15. Im Really Sorry! Hope It Gets Better For You Soon!

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  16. Hugs here, too. I hope you can sort it out soon.

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  18. Gosh, sorry to hear this latest update, hugs from me too.

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  19. I feel your pain! Hopefully, you can set up again soon, but it is probably best to get your wonderful stash out of harm's way. We in Maryland are hearing of a big storm coming our way and I don' t know if if will reach you but, if it does, you are prepared. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way!

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  20. Oh, Carolyn! I hope this is only temporary until the water situation is sorted! Thinking of you...sending the best vibes possible!

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  21. Oh, Carolyn! I hope this is only temporary until the water situation is sorted! Thinking of you...sending the best vibes possible!

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  22. Oh that's rough! Looking at those pictures makes me so sad for you! I hope you get everything worked out soon.

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  23. I am sure you will find a way to make lemonade out of this lemon situation. Maybe you will find precious fabric that you forgot you had, or be able to reimagine marvelous garments as you are re-shelving. Good luck and get plenty of rest.

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  24. I'm so sorry that you experienced this .again. Hugs.

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  25. Oh no! I hope that your machines and fabric are okay. So sorry that this has happened - and I understand your pain.

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  26. I am so very sorry. If you lived in California I would give you my sewing room for the duration. You are an inspiration and I hope one day I will have almost your skill. And, If I lived within 1,000 miles I would come help set it up again.

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  27. AGH! I'm in agony just looking at your pics. I hope you're OK and that the machines and fabric survived intact and without damage. On pins and needles until your next post...

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  28. Oh no, how devastating but at least your fabric is in tact.

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  29. I don't even know what to say. This is not the type of post I expected to see. I'm so sorry.

    ~Sewjourner

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  30. Argh! So sorry to hear this. Sending special thoughts x

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  31. So sorry to hear about this happening to you.

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  32. I'm so sorry about this, Carolyn. It looks like the fabric was saved, so that's something!

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  33. I'm so sorry that you are going through this. stay strong and maintain your sense of humor.

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  34. Oh, I am sorry. I thought it had been handled. We had a sump pump in CA and when it failed the first year it put out the furnace.

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  35. Carolyn, I'm so sorry. It's just so disheartening to have this kind of experience. Hope it will soon be a distant memory and that the sound of the shop vac will soon be replaced with the hum of your sewing machine. {{hugs}}

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  36. Oh this is tragic. Seriously. Are you relocating the sewing cave? Hope you find sewing time and pleasure again soon. Sending prayers your way. g

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  37. So very sorry about the water in the sewing cave. I hope you are able to get this all resolved quickly.

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  38. Ugh! So sorry. I hope it all ends well. Hugs! ~Teri

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  39. I'm so sorry for your troubles. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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  40. Oh no again - I am so sorry and can feel your pain - I hope you get things sorted very soon.

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  41. I'm so sorry to see this - hope all is cleared up soon and you're back in your "newly" organized cave.

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  42. Oh Carolyn I am so sorry. :( I really hope you're able to save most of it! Keep us updated.

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  43. I am sorry this is happening to you Carolyn. Flooding is truly awful. I hope things can be put right quickly.

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  44. This is so sad. Hopefully your fabric collection is safe now. I am truly sorry for you.

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  45. Sorry to hear about your misfortune. Hopefully a solution can be found and your fabric collection and machines will be intact.

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  46. Carolyn, I'm with the others, wow, I gasped when I saw this post, My goodness. I hope nothing was damaged, so sorry you have to up root everything to clear out the water.

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  47. Ugh, doesn't look fun. I'm sending good vibes your way and a big virtual hug. And a reminder that this too shall pass. (I always cling to that one during our frequent moves.)

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  48. I am so sorry, Carolyn. I think this would do me in but you are such a strong person that I know you'll be back to sewing soon. Thinking about you :)

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  49. So sorry you are going through this, Maybe you could takeover a closet upstairs for the best stuff and store some lesser loved stuff down there. You could still cut, sew,press down there and leave stuff out in progress which is the messy space take over part of sewing. If a flood happens it would be easier to grab your machines than deal with all those yards of wet fabric-just a thought. We all hate to hear you are having to deal with this-hope you get the sewing room back to normal soon.

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  50. I am so sorry, Carolyn, I hope it is all back to normal soon.

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  51. Truly a real of the lowest bummers.
    So feeling for you....and hope that your next new sewing area will come together for you soon. Take care.

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  52. My heart aches when I see this. You''l get through and time will be your best friend. BTDT.

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  53. Oh No! Carolyn words certainly cannot express how awful this is. I hope that the water problem can be fixed and that you will be back in your sewing cave asap.

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  54. Awwwww.....you poor thing!!! Glad none of your fabric was damaged but what a huge headache. Hope you're able to get back to things real soon!

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  55. Wood floor? OK, I get that needs to be attended to (Arghhh). Fabric in bags? Hey, you've organized so well on the shelves you may be able to sew when the spirit drives you to face finding all the necessary notions and ingredients. Thankful that you've had time to sew up a goodly wardrobe and will not be Nekked in NYC. You've worked hard, maybe this is a break from routine that will show you some fun new things, but I hope we don't lose you! Hoping to see that great modeling and glorious smile again soon. Sorry that the weather is stealing you away! xoxo ~MB

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  56. Oh you poor baby! I hope you and your fabric won't be parted for too long. My lonely fabric lives in the garage permanently just hoping that one day it will be made up.

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  57. Oh no, that is so heartbreaking! I hope the water problem can be taken care of quickly. This weather is really doing a number on everyone.

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  58. I've started a few sentences trying to find the right words. Praying all is resolved and comes together and gets back to normal asap. VERY hard. BIG hugs.

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  59. Carolyn, I'm thinking dry thoughts for you. I hope it all works out for the best.

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  60. This breaks my heart :( I hope you can get it back to dry-ness ASAP because I know how much you love your sewing!!

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  61. My heart hurts for you! I have been through the same thing. I finally moved my sewing room upstairs and sacrificed a guest room. Hope this "exile" is short-lived and you are back to making beautiful things very soon!

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  62. Oh my goodness.....so sad to see this.
    Hope things get back to normal quickly.
    Sending happy thoughts your way.


    Top picture: I love that blocked fabric , where did you get it?
    Hoping it was a recent purchase :)

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  63. Oh Carolyn. I know seriously how upset you must be. At least you managed to save your fabrics, and hey, you can still keep sewing? I know, right now, you must be seriously depressed, but hopefully it will all be sorted out soon.

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  64. So sorry you had to vacate you're sewing space. Hope you get to return to it soon.

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  65. Hang in there, Carolyn. Although it seems like an eternity, things will be back to normal soon.

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  66. Deep breath, sending you hugs and kisses

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  67. Oh sorry you have to go through this. Lot of hugs

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  68. I'm sorry to hear this, I know how it feels. Hope it goes well and quickly. Sending Hugs and wish I could help.

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  69. Oh Carolyn, I'm so sorry to hear this but happy that you're ok.

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  70. Oh Carolyn, I am so sorry the almost non stop rain here in the Northeast has affected your sewing cave. After losing a lot of my things to a flood in 2011, I 'm glad you caught the water early enough to save your precious fabric. Hang in there. You'll be sewing again before you know it.

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  71. Oh... that just makes your heart break a little. I hope there is no lasting damage from the water. Thank heavens you caught it when it was only 2".

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  72. So sorry to hear about your sewing cave. Maybe this brief time of non-sewing will give you time to plan and re-think what you would like to sew for the summer or maybe even for the fall.

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  73. Oh No! This was not the update I was hoping for. I hope you get it put back together soon.

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  74. (((HUGS))) I've been through the exact same thing. My dishwasher caused the flood in my home and I had to pack it ALL up.

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  75. Wow - you are a TRUE blogger. I would TOTALLY vanish from the blogosphere if I had to bear the emotional weight of such a scenario. What a wonderful sewing space, you have though. And once dry, you have the very best excuse to reconfigure it, if you like... all spankin' new and clean!

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  76. Oh, Carolyn... I'm so sorry... what a day-um mess! I vote along with others that perhaps you trade the function of that basement space with some other function and relocate your sewing studio somewhere else in your home.

    I wish you well as you deal with whatever it's going to take to (hopefully) prevent this from happening again.

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  77. Oh, no, I'm so sorry! What a terrible mess. :(

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  78. Oh no, I missed this disaster. I had a flood like this a year ago and it is horrible. Such a waste of good sewing time too, that's actually the worst part. Hang in there.

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