A post from Kelli–
So when we moved into the farmhouse we bought a year and a half ago, we did so in a bit of a rush. We first saw the house on December 13th to discover that it HAD to be painted before we moved in and honestly needed new flooring throughout. We didn’t have time or money for flooring, but got the painting done and moved in on December 25th because Mom and Dad showed up with Karl, Kalissa, and Craig and said that we were moving, so we moved. I ended up getting everything together enough by the time I started school 2 weeks or so later that my house looked presentable. At the time, I decided that I wanted to have a sewing space downstairs, but have since discovered that while I’m in school, I don’t have a ton of time to sew, so this summer while I’m off of school for about 7 weeks, I decided to switch my sewing space to upstairs in a tiny little room with a super sloped ceiling and convert my previous downstairs space into a study area.
I was complaining to mom the other day that I felt like I was never going to get it all sorted out and put away–It was actually more like whining 5 days in a row….So mom told me to take pictures, write about it on the blog, and tell you that I was going to have it done by a certain date, because you would all keep me accountable. At first, I was a bit apprehensive, because it’s REALLY BAD…..But then I figured why not? I’m self admittedly not good at cleaning or organizing, but I really need to make this little space work if I’m ever going to have kids in the future because should that happen, this is the only space that I will ever be able to have as a little space, so I better get it figured out. The other problem is that I’ve “stored” or threw crap in two different bedrooms without ever sorting it out or putting any of it away.
So here goes–
Here’s the first picture of a wonderfully beautiful buffet that mom and dad got at an auction. It’s going to be my cutting table. Currently it is covered with my favorite quilting books and some other “stuff.”
Here’s the little short cupboard that I found on a for-sale site. I also got this little table from my Aunt Julie. I purchased the baskets and rug from Walmart, however currently you can’t see the rug as I have a few more piles that have been added to this room to sort out.
And now the bad stuff–
Seriously, I’m super embarrassed about this one….It looks like a bunch of junk just thrown about, which is pretty close to what it is, but it needs to be sorted out none the less.
And here’s the slightly more organized room–And my slightly, I mean just a bit more than not at all. I’ve been working on it a little the past few days, but I really want to have it all wrapped up and sorted through by next Wednesday so that I can actually work on a Bonnie quilt and join in the UFO challenge.
So I’m hoping that since I put this out there, I’ll be able to get it all done, because I really don’t want to write and tell you all that I failed miserabley. And to make that happen, I’m off–To clean, pitch, and sort!