Saturday, January 16, 2010

A change of thinking for 2010...

Two days before Christmas the family decided they wanted our billiard (pool) room back. Why should that seem like a problem? - well, that room had my sewing and ironing area in it. Pool tables are great for folding washing on, and hiding stash underneath. We won't talk about the ironing. So basically I was evicted........

My 'stuff ' was moved to another area but now I can't find anything at all. I had nothing to do with the move so I didn't have time to grab things which I use all the time. Now I am missing all my sewing machine feet except for the walking foot which just happened to be on the machine at the time, all but two reels of cotton and most of my recent stash. It's all there, the family knows better than to throw anything out but who knows which box,bag or crate everything is in. Yes, I know I could go through it all but at this stage I don't really have anywhere to put it and I still want to sew.

This is a little pincushion I made to add to my advent swap for Marina.

So this is where my change of thinking had to happen. Most of my current works in progress are misplaced so I am forced to go back even further and plan to finish some even older ones. Not really a bad thing. And I have a number of small kits which I have purchased over time and hidden in my wardrobe so I can still start something new.


And this is the final gift Marina got to open at Christmas. A table runner using the pattern from here ( I can recommend this one)

So after the initial shock and being annoyed ( that's an understatement) I decided that it was a waste of emotion to fuss about it. So I decided to be positive. 2010 is now a year to finish off things I can find (with no particular schedule) and making up things I had forgotten I had. I will of course be working on the tower of mysterious items - a bit like a lucky dip.


These are two of the mats I made for the children's teachers. I have been having so much fun working with this design.

So who knows what I will be posting about next - it might just be a surprise for me too. Now that I have come to terms with it all I am quite looking forward to the adventure of discovery.


And this is another one using the fabric I had previously used here, which was for another teacher. It is fun to see how using the stripes in different places makes a unique look.


It's school holiday time here still so progress will be slow but I have my own personal challenge to work on. I don't know where it will lead but I do plan to try to use what I have here. I didn't plan it this way but it is always good to try to turn things to a positive.

9 comments:

Maria said...

Oh I would also be ANNOYED but as you say it may be a blessing as now you can work on a surprise. What fun really.
I just love those placemats made out of a border type fabric.
Have a lovely weekend

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

I feel your frustration.... I "lose" things around my house/caravan all the time. I KNOW where I put them but they are not there????
Good luck with finding your new projects. Love what you have already made.
Happy Holidays! Not many weeks left now.

sewkalico said...

Golly, I would go nuts if I was 'moved' like that, but at least you are just going with the flow now. Happy 2010, hope it's a good one for you and your family esp. your son (hope he's better now!)

Jenni said...

So much for a 'family' decision! I'd be pretty annoyed too. I hope you start to find things quickly - I find stuff with the mindset of an archeologist - ah yes, this was near that and so on.

Teresa said...

I would not be a happy camper if anyone moved my stuff like that - but looks like you found the silver lining in your grey cloud!

Chookyblue...... said...

yep know the feeling I was booted out of the dining room for Xmas.........geez I have way to much stuff and now it is in 3 rooms and I still can't find stuff.........

Bec said...

Good on you Lynda! Looking forward to seeing you in Nundle....

Angels Come to Play said...

Oh no. How could the family have evicted you and just before Christmas...not the true Christmas spirit. I thought possession was 9 tenths of the law.
Thanks for my beautiful fabrics..they were just perfect.
Shelley

Rose said...

I can understand how you feel. My stash is boxed up and covered up and covered up with things that seemed more important at the time. NOW is the time to put things in a good working order.