Have I dropped off the face of the Earth or what? It sure feels that way. We’ve been in free fall for several weeks here – ever since my husband came home and said we had 12 weeks to move! He got a job transfer. So life is a little hectic and my crafting has been put aside for now.
We took two trips to our new state (8 hours from here) to look at the area and find a property. We vacillated between renting and buying but buying won out once we got a good look at the rental market! So that was an adventure. Luckily we have the best real estate agent in the world.
During all this chaos, I’ve actually managed to get sick twice. I’m sure it’s the stress. I even got shingles! Not fun, but just another part of this great adventure!
We are busy going through all our things and sorting out what to keep and what gets donated. I’ve had a good clear out of my craft room! We took THREE loads of donations of used craft supplies and craft books and magazines to the local Boys and Girls Club. My friend, Nikki, told me that they accept used craft supplies so they have surely benefited from all I gave!
I thought it would be difficult to part with all my stuff but the reality is that it’s been quite a good exercise. I actually have only kept those craft things I KNOW I will do. No more once and done projects that I *think* are cool. No more saving EVERY SINGLE PROJECT from Pinterest because it’s neat. Now, I can admire those projects and let someone else do them!
I’ve kept all my acrylic paints and paint supplies. I’ve kept almost all of my stamps and card making supplies. I culled out a lot of my scrapbook paper (I had enough for several lifetimes and there was no way I could use it all). And now, I’m packing what is left. It’s still a lot.
I’m looking forward to the new place. I’ll have my own craft room! My husband gave me the large, sunny room on the main floor and he will put his study in one of the upstairs spare bedrooms. I feel so lucky and intimidated all at the same time. The new space will be great, but this current room has a walk in closet and the new place does not. That will take some adjusting. I’m sure it will all work out in the end.
This is a picture of the new craft room taken from the real estate listing. That’s not my furniture! I’ll have a lot more stuff in there! 🙂
And this is where I’m at now in my craft room – all my stamps are packed away in boxes! Look at the sad, empty shelves!
So watch this space for upcoming information! I’ll be back in a few weeks!