I walked into my sewing room. I didn’t get a lot further than that….well actually I started trying to find it back. I went upstairs early one night with the intention of going to bed early. Then I realized I wasn’t tired enough to fall asleep so I figured I might as well work in the sewing room for a half hour and see if that would make me tired…So that’s what I did.
This is what greeted me. What a mess. Back in January I was in sewing room bliss. The whole room had been gutted and reorganized. I had the sewing machines all up, together and working on individual projects.
Well over the course of Kramer’s illness and then death, things got thrown in there with the thought that when things slow down I’ll patch, put away, iron, or find a home for all of the things you see thrown in there.
Then all of it got shoved to the right so Kayla and Spencer could fit an air mattress in there. When they came, we need more bedroom space and this was our option..so that’s what we did.
I started out with getting the machines set up back like they were….DARN. I should sweep first. BUT WAIT…where did my power strip go??
OH yah. That’s right. We needed a power strip from Kramer’s lift chair.
Then Kramer put his lift chair down and the chair came down on the power strip and broke the plug in of my embroidery lamp which was also plugged into the power strip. In the process the prongs of the plug in of my embroidery light snapped off and stayed in the power strip. We had to throw the power strip away. I didn’t realize the kids took my power strip from the sewing room and it’s the one that got broke. Spencer rewired my lamp but we didn’t replace the strip. Add that to the list.
So being I was as far as that could get for now, I turned and saw my poor plants. My beautiful African Violets that were once my pride and joy are almost dead. I can’t believe with the terrible shape they are in that there was a bloom on some of them. They are trying so hard…poor plants.
They desperately need to be repotted. This one needs to be seperated.
Below is an old picture of my favorite one…I threw it in the garbage. It was completely DEAD. Kayla gave me this one…I’m hoping she might have a replacement for me.
Below is another old photo….another favorite of mine. I’m going to see if I can revive it….
Can you believe it went from this…
It’s totally depressing.
I’m trying to find the courage to drag them all downstairs and start over. UGH. I know there’s a few I can revive but it’s all kind of sad.
Before I can sew, I have to deal with them. I can’t sit at the machine to sew if my plants look like they do.
Many things around here are that way…I have to address one thing before I can do another. I’ll be honest, part of me wants to throw the old out and start with new but that’s not quite in me either to give up on the hurting plants.
So that’s where I am at with the sewing room. I made it inside…now for a little more time that I’m hoping to get this weekend. I have the 4th and 5th off. I’m hoping for a little catch up time.