Once I get there, I'll have a good time but really I hate leaving home. I over pack to compensate, and on this trip will bring my knitting and drawing supplies to keep myself occupied. Which I may not even touch! We'll be busy with cooking for Christmas, visiting friends and family, bike riding, exercising and being outside. And we'll have a good time, and enjoy being together...so why do I hate leaving so much.
One reason is that I reorganized my studio in the past two days and it is a cozy cave now. Having all my fabrics out was great in a way (I had them on bookshelves) but the confusion bothered me, so they've been put into the drawers (fairly neatly) of an old bureau. The mini-irish cottage that I've been working on for two years has been sent to the top of a bookcase to wait it's turn and that gave me space for another work table. So now I can draw on one table, and do crafts and painting on another table.
Here is some old vs new. The supplies storage area needs help. I don't want to invest in new shelving with doors but have had bad luck with the look of curtains. I just don't have that eclat that makes shabby chic work. I'll deal with this issue later. What I can do is to have the boys over and complete the ceiling task - covering the insulation with some white paper. This will hide the ugly pink stuff and brighten the room.
Old lookThe old corkboard was falling down. I had fastened it to the wall with putty and duct tape - my answer to most anything. So during our forced stay home time because of the snowstorm, DH fastened it to the wall with screws and things. I feel SO good about this; it's nice to know that it won't fall on my head and it just makes me feel good! More permanent.
New Drawing area.
Old sewing area with fabric storage behind. It got worse! I put a wooden three tier bookshelf on top of the bureau and stuffed it with fabric. Easy to see but visually distracting.
Trust me all - I know, and always remember, how lucky I am to have this space, to be able to indulge myself with learning new fun things. I love my basement space - and would spend hours down there if that were socially acceptable (do have to come up sometimes and socialize with DH).
So...we are off for a few weeks. Have wonderful holidays - and fun with families and much love to all.
And happy new year too .