Thursday, February 19, 2009

I am ready for Spring (and I am sticking to it!!)

Does the month of February seem long to you too?? Being the shortest month of the year it sure does know how to linger....today it snowed here. I was walking into the school building around 8am and felt the intense burn from the wind hitting my ears (bad day to tie it back.) I wore the jacket without a hood too thinking it HAS to be getting warmer! Ha!!! What a fool I am! This blistering cold just blew my mind-it almost sent me into an asthma attack. I was glad for the warmth of the building, another 10 steps outside and I would have screamed! LOL! Well not really.

When I got up at 6am I sat down on the couch to watch the morning news on WTHR channel 13. Treeboy Tim Bush shows his segment on "Think Spring" (watch the video on the upper right side) and I was all excited to propagate and start my seeds now....so from there my mind went crazy. First I need a space for all these plants-so I think: "easy!! upstairs East window"....problem is that is my actual sewing area. So now what?

Move the sewing area to where?? My unfinished dormer. You know the one that has a really long full size bed (specially made for someone that was 6'7"-got it when I bought the house.) The dormer is FILLED to the gills with excess collectibles, linens, fabric scraps, holiday decorations, and etc....I used to have a booth at an antique mall, so that is where all that stuff is. Oh my goodness what a mess. So my plan is to gather up that stuff and have a couple of flat rate box auctions each week until it is gone! But first I must organize some other areas to make room!

This includes clearing out and painting the walk-in closet right outside the dormer to turn into my fabric closet. I plan on having shelves and cabinets for storage in there.

I need more room, so then I go to the basement....to do some work there- paint a couple of areas and so forth. I will be getting rid of a lot of stuff!! I plan on having a rummage sale Memorial Day Weekend where I can sell that long bed off!! Stuff will be leaving the basement too....lots of stuff.

Anyway I figure by the time the end of April hits I will have my sewing room done. Hopefully!! It needs lots of work to finish it since it is unfinished. I will have most of May to get ready for that sale!!

Mmmmm so if you are wondering I am putting my sewing on hold starting tomorrow...unless I have some special orders!! The sewing equipment is going to be moved upstairs to collect some dust for a bit. I have a couple of items to stitch up tonight that is on my UFO table and that is it!! The only reason I would get it out is for special orders-cause those are special!!

Now back to thinking about propagating those plants......going to fit that in too....I WILL be gardening this summer-MUCH MORE than last summer.

4 comments:

Bebesboutique said...

I know that my DH has been getting all kinds of seed catologs. He is just icheing to "toil in the soil". You sound so energetic, I need you here to organize my sewing cave. pleeeeze

Delightfully Wed's Weblog said...

I'm so ready for spring! Our weather teases us. One day it is mid 70's the next day it is low 40's. Back and forth, I prefer the 70's and sunshine! The grass is starting to turn green. My Dad is getting ready to plant his garden - he's got the green thumb! I help by preserving the veggies.

You do sound energetic. Maybe I need to read your blog each morning to get motivated to clear out stuff that I don't really need any longer. Thanks for the motivation, maybe it will last until morning! :)

Vickie said...

Wow you sound really busy with moving that sewing room, getting ready for a sale, and getting that garden ready! I have to have a sale this summer too and I can't wait to get started with my garden! All I really need to do with my sewing room is clean it!Ugh!

rainbowcreek said...

I always wonder how Feb can last so long too. I call it the boring month, no football or baseball, too early to start working on things outside, nothing much to do. That sounds like a big ambitious plan, and sometimes putting sewing aside is the only way to get things done. Keep us posted on your progress. I would love to see some pics of your before, during and after reorganizing too! Good luck!

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