The Mechanic and I have been madly organizing and unpacking the new apartment – I think Sunday evening we unpacked the last box. We gave the first Craigslister 40 of our boxes this afternoon in what felt like a symbolic victory. The furniture is in place, now we are just fine tuning. We spent most of Saturday in the car, first to IKEA in Woodbridge, VA, then the nearby Home Depot, which didn’t have what we wanted so we drove to the Seven Corners Home Depot and hit Target on the way home. The day was exhausting, expensive, and proved that the more suburban you are, the worse you drive. So many aggressive, reckless, clueless drivers on the road in Woodbridge! Gah.
On to happier topics – my sewing room is shaping up! Okay, not my sewing “room,” my half of the office which is my sewing space.
I moved all my sewing and design relater books to this space, and put all my photo albums, which previous had been under the sewing table, in the dining room bookcases. I need to organize the thises and thats still, and we need to replace the table legs, but I could probably crank out some sewing over Thanksgiving weekend. I probably won’t though, because I have cases of old old old papers that need to get sorted and shredded. If I don’t do it now, I’ll be sorry when we move again someday. Trying to be mature and grown up here…
There is enough space that I *might* be able to fit in a dressmaker’s dummy. That would be sooooo exciting! But I’m not buying anything like that until the new year. I don’t want to clutter up this nice big new apartment.
The really cool part, well, one of the really cool parts, is that I’ll be able to sit and sewing and look out the window at the same time! And since we just put up balcony lights, well, it makes it more cheerful and magical in this cold, dark weather which is about to get colder and darker. I’ve *always* wanted to live someplace where I could put lights up on a balcony, and now I am. I am SO happy about this.
The Mechanic and I bought tickets to see “The Nutcracker” on Christmas Eve, so now I’m hoping to get at least one sewing project done by then, so I can wear it to the performance. I really want to get the Pegasus blouse done, so that will be my goal. I’ve got about a month – easy, right? What could get in my way during the holidays? Hahahaha…..