I spent most of the day yesterday getting my studio back into usable shape. I now have half a room's worth of fabric, projects, and discarded thought processes lying about the rest of the house. Somehow, I have to figure out what to do with all of it today. Some of it needs to go to Goodwill. Some of it needs to go in the trash. And a few things may make it into the garage so I can drag them out again later and actually finish them. I meant to take before pictures, but that's always an embarrassing prospect. I'll get some after pictures today, though.
It's all part of my summer cleanup project. I spent my summer making my house livable so I can spend less time worrying about it during the school year. My hope is that if the studio is immediately usable, I'll go in there after school some evenings. That remains to be seen. Most nights, I'm so completely wiped out after school that the thought of doing *anything* is repugnant. I have to get over that, though. One must live one's life, not just work.
I was taken aback when I started packing for this year’s summer camp. I found several bags of stuff that hadn’t even gotten unpacked last year. In my defense, I started school literally the day I got back from camp, and it was a wild time. I had a week of new teacher stuff, then started in with classes, and I was teaching a 1.2 contract. By the time I got my life squared away and had a planning period again, my mom was taking up pretty much all of my spare time. No sewing for me! Also, no breathing or other relaxing activities.
Hence, my renewed resolution to get the studio up and ready for work! Right now, I have a pile of fabric in the washer. I have to decide what happens to it after it is clean, but that’s the next step.
I just went and took the after photos. They won’t be getting posted. I’m glad I have them for me, though. In my head, the room looks much better. In the pictures, it looks not so great; I’ll just keep them to myself.
So that project is coming along, if not finished. I have several more things to complete before school starts, and we have meetings starting on Thursday. Oops. Lots to do!