Finally settling in
Ahhh, unpacking, a double-edged sword if ever there was one. All the decisions you have to make about what goes where and how it will impact your workflow. Since the movers left, I have moved my clothes to three different locations. I have moved my stash twice. I have put my notions in one area only to decide to move it again. I still don’t have it all figured out. It’s nice to finally unpack, but I hate making all these decisions, knowing that I will be changing my mind and finding a “better” place for that ruler or that tailor’s ham. And I haven’t actually prepped a pattern or sewn yet, so I have no idea if the decisions I have made are workable or not yet. Ugh!
I haven’t been able to unpack my fabric yet, as I need a shelving solution first. The fabric closet, as the closet outside my bedroom has now been dubbed, was formerly an extra washer/dryer closet that was never set up as such. So there are pipes riddled inside its walls. I am fearful to install my Elfa shelves and cause any pipe damage. So I have to wait to unpack all my fabric for a while while we research options.
My sewing room is again part of my bedroom which is great and not so great. Great for the amazing proximity. Not so great because of the lack of decent lighting in the room and very little natural light. The lack of natural light is great for sleeping though.
I am using the built-in cabinets/bookcase in my room to store my Burdas, Ottobres, and Threads collections, as well as my sewing reference books. The drawers hold some notions, etc. Don’t ask why I have a mini fridge and microwave in my bedroom. It’s a long story. I am also using my old dresser to store more notions and fabrics I know I will use soon for the sewing queue which is a mile long.
It’s been in the 80’s during the days here in San Diego, but quite cool in the early mornings and evenings. It’s quite weird to deal with wardrobe wise. I feel like I could wear linen year round here, but it seems so odd to wear linen in October/almost November. I feel very confused about what to wear. I will have to do some serious wardrobe revamping in the coming months. It definitely does not feel like Fall here.
I have checked in with or read status updates of all my friends and family who live on the East coast. Thankfully everyone is safe and sound. What a crazy storm. I hope everyone can recover a semblance of normalcy quickly. I know the flooding in lower Manhattan has been pretty bad. I am thinking of you all over there.
I am anxious to get sewing again, but Jack and I have a playdate this afternoon. We’ll see…
Happy sewing everyone!