Friday, August 30, 2013

It's been a busy month and this next month is going to be even busier.  I'm cleaning out closets and drawers and every nook and cranny in the house.  This is the new house and it's about 2000 sq. feet smaller than the house I'm in now!  So, things like the two huge linen closets I have now have to be cleaned out and reduced to fit the stuff into one much smaller linen closet!


I will be having the basement finished in this new house, but that will take a few months, so lots of things will stay in boxes until then.  Most of this includes my quilting, sewing and knitting things. I have already prepped the long arm for moving.  And, I've been bagging up some fabric for a garage sale my friend Kris is having in October.  When I started cleaning out, I finally realized that I will never use all the fabric I have in my stash.  I would much rather buy new fabric when I need it than use some of the stuff I already have, plus my tastes have changed.  I still need to sort through it all again, but I got a goodly amount out of here for now!  Kris and I and a few others almost always have at least one quilters' garage sale every year!  Next time it'll probably be at this house -- in the big city!

I am getting excited about moving -- wishing it was done of course, but looking forward to decorating the new place the way I want.  And continuing the downsizing and simplifying - I can certainly attest to the fact that we, as Americans, are blessed with way too much, and I think we tend to take that for granted most of the time.

Until next time..... blessings.

4 comments :

Melody said...

Congratulations! I hope that you will be very happy there.

Kathy Haskins said...

JT-
I've been wondering about you......how you're doing, etc.
Your new home is beautiful! Can't wait to see you pit your stamp on it.
Good luck with the move!
Kathy

McIrish Annie said...

How exciting! though I don't envy you in the packing up.

You are right we have much too much stuff. I have started getting rid of things in anticipation of a move in the next year or two when hubby retires.

Your house must be ginormous if it is 2000 sq ft smaller!!

Your new house looks like a good fit. Not too big, not too small.
Goldilocks perfect. LOL

Lynn Dykstra said...

Thinking of you as you make this transition.