What a whirlwind it is around here this weekend, it must be Spring!! There are about 82 things I want to do around the house and only two days with which to get it all done. I think I'll need to let a few things go from the list. But the seasons are changing which means I am inspired by the shift of the sun and the desire for fresh and new. I want to swap out rooms and shake things up around the homestead a little. I'm ready to work.
This room. My goodness this room has been a lot of things. A yoga studio, a homeschool room, a sewing studio. It was built as an addition to the original house in the 1940's, old enough though to still have great character. I always say our pantry was the first reason we bought this house, this room would be the second. It's huge, has nine windows, and opens up to the deck. Lovely space indeed.
But as a sewing studio? What a mess! Sure, I have it in me to tidy it all up once in a while, then I take a few breaths, sew a few stitches, look up... and somehow it looks like this again! I'm done. Time to cut back... waaaay back... on the fabric stash, the notions collection, the scrap baskets and works in progress bins. Not only am I room swapping, but there is some serious spring cleaning going on too.
Why is it that when you take a room apart weird debris surfaces? You know, like that Physical Graffiti cassette tape from 7th grade? Or the random extra wedding favor from your special day nearly 14 years ago? Someday I will have no stuff. No stuff. Someday.
For now I'll keep packing... and moving my stuff from one place to another (hopefully another place being outside of my home for much of it!), and I will transform this room once again. Any ideas what it will be? Well, I'll give you a hint; it's new function will not be one that it has seen before... were one or two of you thinking yoga studio? No, it's been that already. There will be a yoga studio in the house though as part of this grand room swap. It will be a cozy space, big enough for my little family to practice. So much to share when everything is done!
I hope you are bursting with spring energy as well. Many of you requested my baked tofu recipe (thank you for such kind comments on my last post), I will gladly write that up for you this week.
I'm taking a little vacation from both of my shops for a bit. Mayberries Vintage will reopen by April 1st (with fresh goodies!) and my handmade shop, Beauty That Moves, will reopen by April 15th or so with a collection of beautiful prayer flag sets and perhaps some other things as well. Ahhh, Spring.
Enjoy tackling the projects in your life this weekend !