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Miss me?

2011 March 29
by elizabeth_admin


Well, I miss me.  I am still deep in the throes of packing.  Every time I turn around I swear my things are propagating more things behind my back.  I keep thinking I’ve made more progress, but then I remember that, oh, I have XYZ still to pack.  And I’m running out of boxes.

*long sigh*

One interesting thing to note from this process though…  A little background first: I have been sorting and culling as I go along.  I have been ruthless with all of my pre-pregnancy clothes into which I now know (now admit to myself?) that I will never fit again.  I gave away my maternity clothes (because who am I kidding?  I’m 42 years old with no man in sight, not to mention perfectly happy with just one Jack).  Two nights ago, I went through one of my final culls, this time of my hanging clothes.  I pulled out the first garment I ever made.  The Indigo Junction It’s A Wrap Skirt made out of Japanese cotton.

I loved this fabric, but in the end, I fell out of love with the skirt pattern itself.  So, I gave it away.  It was such a curious thing to give away something I had made.  Something I had worn numerous times.  It was strangely easy to put it in the give away pile since I no longer felt connected to it.  I felt not one twinge of regret.  It had run its course in my wardrobe and it was now time for the skirt to have new life in someone else’s wardrobe. 

Bon voyage IJ769 skirt!  I wish you well.

My move is scheduled for this Friday.  I am still furiously packing and will be so relieved to finish it all this weekend.  Jack is excited to have his own room and I can’t wait for him to see it. 

I will see you on the other side my friends.  Wish me luck that I survive the weekend.

13 Responses leave one →
  1. March 29, 2011

    I wish you much energy, but them again it seems that you have plenty of that. Moving is such a daunting task.

  2. March 29, 2011

    I totally miss you! I was hoping this post would be more of the “I’m moved, I’m sewing” variety. 🙁 Glad you’re culling the wardrobe, tho. That’s SO important when moving!

    Happy moving! Hope you’re sewing again SOON.

  3. March 29, 2011

    Good luck! I hope you get your sewing space set up quickly!

  4. March 29, 2011

    I’m praying that everything will go smoothly…that nothing will be lost or broken and that the unpacking goes way faster than the packing!

  5. March 30, 2011

    I always find it feels really weird to give away a homemade garment. Even the ones that don’t fit still feel like part of me so I have a little pile that I can’t bear to part with but won’t wear 🙂

    best of luck with the move!

  6. March 30, 2011

    Good luck with your move – it’s such an exhausting process, but you’ll feel so great when you are finally in the new place and can spread out again!

  7. March 30, 2011

    Good luck! 🙂

  8. March 30, 2011

    Isn’t moving and *interesting* experience? Good luck and much energy!

  9. March 30, 2011

    I was just thinking about you this morning and wondering how your packing was going, so I did miss you! Good luck with everything – and I agree, it is weird to give away your sewn garments – I’ve done it a few times now.

  10. March 30, 2011

    After all that hard work you will enjoy your new place immensely. I remember when I lived in Brooklyn and moved from Apartment 5T to Apartment 5L… thinking how much work could that involve moving across the hall… well…it was a lot of work….lol

  11. March 30, 2011

    Good luck and good energy! Just thinking about moving makes me tired. You have my sympathy.

  12. Rosie permalink
    March 31, 2011

    I have been wondering about you. Hope you are all done now with the packing (and culling)! I bet Jack will be doing cartwheels when he sees his new room. Good luck with the move!

  13. April 2, 2011

    Good luck with the move, Elizabeth. We look forward to your (more spacious) return to blogging!

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