Thursday, August 4, 2011

Renovation Rantings

Okay, I'll try to keep the ranting to a minimum, but my life is in (almost) complete disarray right now, starting with, our basement reno.
We've decided, now that we're empty nesters, to convert part of our basement into a little suite to rent out and hopefully, bring in some extra income.  Sounds good in theory but it means that I'm giving up my big studio and relocating to a much smaller room upstairs.
This is what my studio looked like before we started the reno:

And here's what it looks like now, as I try and figure out what should go where.
Not much of a difference, you say?
I said to my husband, "Remember when we got married and we had NOTHING?"
How the heck did we get so much STUFF?
Needing to lift my spirits, I head out to my distributor and buy more fabric.
I mean, how could I resist these homespuns?
It's a sickness, I know, BUT
I've posted them for sale on my website.
So maybe I'm not too far gone??


  1. That's so sad to have to move from that wonderful big space. But I do understand the need for more income if you can get it. It will help pay for the "sickness"!

  2. LOL, that is the whole point of cleaning and reorganizing, so we can fit more;)


  3. Oh I feel your renovation pain! We're finally finishing our basement-which is where my sewing stuff is-2 sewing machines and a HQ16. It's 1/2 done (removed walls from the boys old bedroom and finished a powder room. I have to get rid of some furniture--but with everything pushed out of the way I'm having a hard time figuring it all out. I keep saying in a couple months this is going to be great....Good luck to us both! I, too, remember starting out with nothing. :)

  4. When you have a mess in your sewing room, I say go shopping, that's what I do. The homespuns look wonderful.