The last I posted there had been 0% completed on the craft room/pit of despair. Much has changed since then and I'm happy to report that I'm in my craft room right this second making this blog post to you now! About 2 but could have been 3 weeks ago now I got up one Sunday morning, the husband was off hunting, it was still bow season here. As I sipped my tea I wandered around the house thinking about how I would spend my day, I found my-self standing outside the pit and thinking about how I just really wanted room to make my own private woman cave. My commitment of 15 minutes a day had not panned out at all, I took a deep breath and dove in.
I started mucking out at 8:30 AM and worked all day till around 7:30 PM, sorting, stacking, recycling, a save box turned into 4 save boxes. One box of recycling turned into 3 and many, many old dilapidated card board boxes crushed down for the recycling bin. One box of things to burn turned into 5. I found pay stubs from 2001, old electric bills from the apartment that my husband and I lived in 8 years ago! What on earth have I been saving that crap for and why had it moved here 7 years ago?!? And the boxes to give to Goodwill.... numerous. 6 boxes of old VHS alone, old toys, cloths, gone! I purged this room and ended up feeling extremely good about it, out with the old, the things that held me back from doing and making the things that I love. The room is not yet finished, there is still much to do but I think that you deserve a look at the project that I put off entirely too long...
First the way it was.. (The horror! The shame.)
Can you even believe it! Useable space!!
I had a request to share how to thread it so I will post a little tutorial for how to thread and use the machine I have. Before you begin if you have an older machine like I do be sure to start off by oiling the machine's working parts if it hasn't been used in a while, that will keep it working smoothly. Many modern machines don't need to be oiled but the older ones do.
Sigh, I feel so good about my room, about myself. Take a breath and enjoy the sights of autumn... my favorite! It was so pretty in the morning light had to take a picture of it on my way out the door to work. I just love that dogwood tree, lovely in the spring and so fiery in the fall.
Now I can get back to it, keep on stitching my stitchy friends.