Monday, March 15, 2010

former sewing room


former sewing room
Originally uploaded by mlweaving
The studio space is now back to being a basement.
In fact, at this point the table has been disassembled too.

The moving truck to take the furniture into storage will be here tomorrow at 7:00 AM.
Kinda hard to believe.

And, just so you know, this has been a lot harder, packing up, than either of us anticipated. Not the packing, although that's work, but the sorting and deciding what little we can keep. Then deciding where to put it has been the next chore.
So right now I'm a bit of an emotional wreck. I know I'll get past it.

sigh, back to sorting the contents of my closet, chest of drawers and nightstand. Dh just left to go to Goodwill with the SUV full of black plastic garbage bags containing most of our personal clothing and belongings.

27 comments:

knittinbrit_in_wi said...

Sending hugs your way. Just remember Sailing into the sunset is the master plan.

Make sure you have a list of those items for goodwill. Might as well get a tax break from them.

Stash said...

Sending my heart vibes to you, Marji. I am sure you have mixed feelings for now but as soon as you set sail, that sense of exhilarating freedom will be magic. Hugs...

Cindy said...

I hope everything goes well. I can't imagine the emotions that you are feeling. Although I am very excited to follow your adventure. Best wishes.

Bunny said...

I have been thru this. It is very emotional but once you realize how little you really need, you will be happier than you were before with all the stuff. Gauaranteed!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

It has to be hard, but you have such a great plan, that I can only imagine that it will get easier :)

All the best.

Digs said...

Wow - tough yes, but so liberating too. Best wishes for getting through this toughest stretch!

sdBev said...

Marji

I think I know exactly how you feel. I thought I was ready to retire, we made all the plans and preparations but I was a wreck those last 3 months. You'll get through this and it will be as good if not better than you planned and dreamed. HUGS

Nancy K said...

definitely hard, but I agree that it will be liberating, once you recover. Just think about how wonderful your adventure is going to be.

Lindsay T said...

Hang in there, Marji! Sending positive thoughts your way.

Michelle said...

I really admire you for being able to pare down belongings like that. I remember when I was in graduate school and I could go anywhere, and for any length of time, with two suitcases. Now I can't imagine! I am forever thinking things like "but where will the piano go?" Again, you have my admiration!

Cynthia said...

Marji - sending supportive and caring thoughts your way. It's a big, emotional transition and it seems you're handling it very well. As another poster said, it will pass and you and DH will be enjoying your new, wonderful home on the waters.

Vicki said...

You will forget all this when you are out sailing. You will feel so free.

Sigrid said...

Seeing the picture I do understand your feelings. Sending a lot of positive vibes your way. It's a phase in this transitional periode, you know you'll be allright, but it's difficult all the same.
Keep strong.

Sewsy said...

Marji, I'm so impressed with you. From the first post I'd read on SG, I felt you were a wonderful, determined, strong and creative individual.
It is a rare individual that can do what you (and your husband) are doing. I'm so excited for you. I know that it's hard right now, but I can just imagine the exhileration you'll both feel once you finally set sail for good.
God Bless you both. I think what you two are doing is simply fantastic.
Sewsy

Gigi said...

The very thought of doing this makes me hyperventilate. You are a lot stronger than I am! All of this will be just a distant memory once you are off on your exciting adventure.

Mardel said...

I can't imagine it, and I agree with Gigi, but I know once you are out there, living your dream, it will be fabulous.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

This would be so hard for me! Just moving from one place to another is hard and that is just downsizing stuff I know I don't need/use anymore. But the reward will be worth it!

Carrie K said...

Oh wow, that'd make me an emotional wreck too! But the seas......they call for you.....

I love your new SWAP for Spring stuff. Looks like there was a reason for the delay.

Rose said...

Your sewing room looks a lot neater than mine! (Maybe I need to empty it out and start over.)You're moving on to a great new life. Keep smiling...and smooth sailing!!

Lorraine said...

Marji- It must be very hard. I can understand that- all the memories and emotions it can bring up.

But, onward and upward. You have a fantastic summer to look forward too.

Linda said...

You are so brave! Tomorrow is truly a grand, new day!

jae said...

Oh my! The space looks sooo very different from when I was there. I know how hard this must have been. Breathe, drink a glass of wine, breathe some more. Eventually time will turn this into a story you tell people "remember when..." instead of the emotional rollercoaster it feels like right now.

When Ladies Dressed said...

I'm sure this is the hardest part... so much do with all of the deadlines. But it will all fall into place, I'm sure!

RuthieK said...

Marji, you can do it and it will be OK. Here's a virtual hug :-) Ruthie

Summerset said...

Hugs to you - it must be a very mixed emotional time. I'm sure you're excited to be finally realizing your dream, but a little sad at moving along in other areas of life.

I got the box - thank you so much for thinking of me, everything is just right for type of sewing I do!

Hege said...

Good luck with your big adventure! I look forward to seeing posts from tropical harbors! :)

Elizabeth said...

As hard as all this is, when you are on the boat, you will feel free as the wind!