I went for a bike ride after they left and then buckled down and worked on my studio. The new shelves are all done, so I moved them into position and worked on loading them up with my stuff.
|There's my wonderful handy hubby with his handiwork.|
It seems like my stuff has grown. It doesn't all want to fit. But today wasn't about getting the fabric, tools, supplies, batting and other quilty paraphenalia all organized, but to get the new shelves in place and the old ones moved out, not to mention getting supplies off the floor! I still have much to do to get this project all finished.
Friday I will show you the final post in this Studio Reorganization Series and I'll have a link party set up for any of you who blog and want to show your quilting spaces. If you don't blog, feel free to send me one favorite picture of your studio via email and I'll share it too.
One of the wonderful things about back to school time is the school supplies. If you haven't checked out that section of your local store, you're in for a treat. There's the usual stuff of course, but also some beautiful binders, organizational supplies, paints, sketchbooks and journals, and other handy stuff for artists, creatives, and quilters.
I picked up these coloring book style pocket folders for $0.25 per 2-pack. Something for my daughter and I to color together. I almost picked up the cutest little watercolor sets in a tiny tin at Walmart, but restrained myself.
But I can't help myself when it comes to my favorite Kindergartner. He says he loved his day and can't wait to go back.
After my bike ride, I sat in the park for a bit and enjoyed the peace of the morning. I ended up sharing some thoughts on my personal Facebook profile and I thought they might encourage one of you today. It's more touchy-feely than I usually post here so if you're not interested, it's safe to click away now, but come back soon as I've got an interview for you from the talented Leah Day on Wednesday, the Studio Link Party on Friday, and more information coming up about my Craftsy class.
Friends, I'm sitting here in the park listening to the river flow by, the breeze swirling around me, and wrapped in the most incredible sense of peace. I wish you could feel it. I am certain (in this moment - y'all know I am prone to worry at times) - that God is with me and mine, that the challenges and hardships we will face will grow us and be for a greater purpose (maybe one we will never see) and that we are incredibly blessed to have overcome the challenges and fears of the past. I am so grateful that despite our financial hardships I was able to have my kids home with me for so long. I am also very excited to have the opportunity to use my gifts in the pursuit of a self-made career. That's a chance not many get or that are encouraged to step out and try. So now I turn the page and face a new season (and mix my metaphors) and make the most of it! God is so good and my husband is pretty awesome as well!
I followed up with this comment: And this post is mainly for myself because hard times will come, fears will creep in, and I want to remember how awesome this moment is.You, my dear blog readers are a huge part of the good that's going on in my life and I thank you so much!