I'm taking a quick breather and posting a photo of my dining room which is complete chaos.
much, MUCH more) -- went into the dining room.
Which, as you can see, is still in complete disarray at 9 p.m.
My motivation was mightier than my energy.
Not that I've been slacking, but between the heat and feeling about eighty-eleven years old today, I am moving SLOWLY.
After the room was cleared out I scrubbed the study/sewing room.
[We won't even talk about the four buckets of soapy water it took to accomplish the task. It would be too embarrassing to share what an awful housekeeper I've been. Nope, we won't mention that at all.]
You know the domino effect? That played a role in the whole taking-more-than-a-day-to-clean-the-study. It meant also cleaning out the closet in the guest room, taking all the bins from the cubbies under the guest bed and scrubbing that room down too. Because guess what was in that closet and under the bed? Yessireebob, MORE fabric.
Hello, my name is Kim and I'm a fabricaholic.
I'm also a bit OCD at times.
How did that manifest itself today? Cleaning under the bed prompted me to strip the bed linens on top and since they're white I added the towels and while I was at it I threw in the sheets from our bed only then it ended up being two loads...BUT now all my whites are clean.
All that before I could actually begin the job of sorting and organizing. I started with my fabric, taking time to fold neatly and separate by color. I'm in the habit of rummaging through the bins in search of just-the-right-fabric and not taking time to be neat about it. You can kind of see them at the back of the photo. I'm about 3/5 done with the fabric.
That still leaves a lot more to sort and organize: the remainder of the fabric, all the sewing notions, office supplies and the miscellaneous junk that accumulates in a study/sewing room.
While I was working on that, Ivan has been busy building shelving units to set on top the desk (which he custom built some months ago to fit the space). Having that storage will be WONDERFUL.
I can hardly wait to get everything back in all neat and tidy!
But wait it will. Until Saturday since tomorrow we have to make a run into Cordoba.
Even though the room isn't finished, I'm encouraged with what was accomplished today. Photos of the finished product will be forthcoming.