Loose Threads: A Moving Post

Monday, July 28, 2014

A Moving Post

Good Morning Everyone

A moving post?   No, this isn't going to be an inspirational post.  I've moved.  No, not my blog, but our house.  We have left the home we lived in for the past 25 years and have built a new one.  We are still in Indianapolis, but we are now on the far southeast side of the city, almost to the next county.  And, we love it here.

This is my sewing room.  Doesn't inspire a lot of creativity, does it?


This is the corner where I have planned to put my sewing machine and table with my large cutting mat.  This is what happens when you tell your helpers (my family), "Just put it anywhere."   That is my TV stand in the left corner of the photo, and you can see the bottom corner of the white windowsill.  I plan to face that window.


Here I moved around with my back to the window and held the camera up overhead to take a photo.  The boxes are stacked 3 high.  The fabric is all the way in the back corner.



Then at the end, they came in with my sewing table and the white table under the window with my big cutting mat.  



That was quite a trick and a lot of work to get it all switched around, but I have the table with the cutting mat back in the corner and the sewing machine table about where it goes.



Most of my fabrics, books, rulers, tools, etc., have been in a storage unit for the past several months.  I have been keeping busy with the projects you've seen on my blog:  the 6 pointed stars, Patchwork of the Crosses, Road 66 hexagons, and Rotherfield Greys.  In the photo below, I opened up a box of my quilt books.  It's just like Christmas.  You can see the edge of the bookshelf to the right.  


There is a long narrow closet, and I think I can put most a lot of my fabric in there.



Thank you to my new followers and subscribers that have joined me.  Also thanks to those of you who have emailed (Claire), called (Vicki) and sent photos of your quilt progress to keep me going (Rosemary) on my own projects. Thanks to all the bloggers that knew about my move and have written encouraging notes.  Also, a special thank you to Staci over at the The Confused Quilter blog.  Her husband is military, and I know they have moved several times. I wrote her begging for any advice that she could give me on how to organize things so my move wouldn't be total chaos.  Because of her advice, I knew where at least 98% of my things were at all times.  Whether or not I  could reach them in the storage unit was another story.  This moving is definitely not for wimps.  I'm tired, but it's a good tired, and I should be ready to do this all over again in another 25 years.

Now that I've shown you all of those boxes and piles, I'd like to take you along as I unpack.  I have lots of UFOs, quilt tops that need to be quilted, and even some finished quilts.  I also have to unpack my yarn.  I haven't posted on my crochet blog since there was snow on the ground.  I plan to unpack a couple of boxes a day and try to find a place for everything.  I'll take some photos and show you what I find.

If you are still reading, thank you.  I usually try to keep the words to a minimum but wanted you to know what I've been doing with my time and that it may be awhile before I get things organized enough to sew too much.   I appreciate each and every one of you that has stopped by my blog for a visit.

I hope you are finding some time to stitch today!

Thanks for stopping by!  

27 comments:

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Good luck on unpacking! Can't wait to see your sewing room all finished and ready to go!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

you will be organized before you know it!! I don't believe I knew you were doing it

Sherry said...

Good luck with the unpacking. DH & I have been married for almost 9 years and have suffered through 2 sewer floods & there are STILL boxes that have not been opened!

I have a feeling that by the time I have gotten organized he will decide he wants to retire & move south & I will have to do it all over again!! LOL

If that happens I'll be coming to you for advice on how to keep the move smooth and (relatively) pain free.

Julierose said...

Oh we moved 10 yrs ago now to take car of my Mom (she is now in a nursing facility sadly) and we STILL have boxes of stuff in our cellar--but I figure that all the important stuff we use is upstairs.
Your new space looks really nice--I like the idea of the cutting table under the window--Nice! Hnag in there..hugs, Julierose

Jeanie said...

Your sewing room looks like it will be a great place to create. Good luck with the unpacking and organizing. At least moving is a good way to unclutter and only keep the things that matter. I'm in need of a move.... just to get rid of things. Take it easy and don't wear yourself out... you will find the perfect place for everything!

Heather said...

So excited to hear that you have moved! I hope your unpacking goes smoothly. I am still sorting through boxes from my move and still searching for stuff but it is coming together. I am thinking of you and wishing you the very best in your new home!

Val said...

Wish that I could come and help LuAnn, my military moving experiences have made me an expert unpacker. Your room will be lovely.


sunny said...

Once you really get started, you'll be done in no time! I wondered why you hadn't been around much, and I'm glad all is well in your little corner of the world.

jan said...

Well it will be exciting to unpack and revisit everything you haven't seen for awhile! Enjoy the process. You will have an awesome retreat when you are done!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I sure don't envy you the unpacking! We have moved too many times to count too but our last move, hubby retired! :) And I wouldn't let the movers put anything in my sewing room until the tables came off the truck. LOL Have fun going through your boxes!

~Kris~ said...

Exciting news! Hope you love your new house and enjoy designing your new studio.

Cardygirl said...

It will be fabulous...good luck with the unpacking!

Chantal said...

Most of my things are packed too because the house is for sale... still! So I do understand and I am happy that for you the ordeal is over and you are finally "home". You can finally unpack and enjoy some well deserved sewing time.

Kath said...

enjoy your new room, it all looks very exciting!

Barb said...

have fun unpacking. It is slower than packing but much fun. I still have a couple of boxes from my old sewing room in the attic.
your new room looks nice and I'm sure you'll be sewing soon!

doitrightquilter said...

Not fun to have to do a "reset", but in the long run it is nice to "review"? and see all the fabric and projects that have not been completed. Took me almost 3 weeks to get my fabric room back in order when they had to take up the carpet due to their "error" and replace it. Swore I would not purchase anymore fabric...........Ha

scraphappy said...

Congratulations on the new house. What fun it will be to start organizing everything from scratch and finding the perfect home fir everything as you revisit every project and piece of fabric, enjoy the process!

Cheri said...

Congratulations on your new home. It is nice to go through every thing and reorganize. Your new sewing room will be sweet.

Janet O. said...

Had absolutely no idea this was going on in your life. I guess I don't pay very close attention. I did see that your projects were handwork, but didn't question that, as many blogs I follow have caught the EPP bug!
Good luck to you as you settle in. I do hope you are comfortable in your new home. (Whew, building a new home and picking out all of the colors, counters, flooring, bathroom fixtures, etc., etc., is like a full-time job!!)

Silvana said...

Coraggio LuAnn, questo mi è capitato tante volte e spero che questa casa dove vivo sia l'ultima.... ma non so. Ti leggo sempre perchè mi fa piacere. Un saluto dall'Italia
Silvana

Rose Marie said...

You know, it all seems like too much when you look at everything ... just deal with one box at a time and it will get done.

Karen said...

How exciting. I know once you get it all set up, you will find it wonderfully creative.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Congratulations on the new house!
Wishing you an easy transition!

TLC said...

Congratulations!!!

Raewyn said...

Congratulations on moving into your new home...a huge job but such a lot of adventure too.

Rosemary Youngs said...

Thank you for all the inspiration and collecting fabric with me, maybe you can get your ironing board set up and we can work on filling it. Wish I lived closer so I could help unpack. :)

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