Oh, reality. She really has a way to surprise you, doesn’t she? Despite the fact that we have a newborn, and despite the fact that we are in the midst of a cross country move, I somehow thought that I would still be able to begin posting tutorials for the Road Trip Quilt Along. Apparently, I’m delusional. Turns out I can’t do it all, and I’m okay with that. But I do apologize that I told you I would.

Here is the current state of my sewing room: IMG_8176


The desk with my sewing machine on it is getting packed in a moving and storage container where it will remain until we find a house in our destination. The small dresser (and the actual machine!) are coming in our small UHaul trailer so that I might actually work on some sewing and quilting projects while we live with my in-laws for an undermined number of weeks.

That blank wall used to hold most of my fabric, which is now packed away in boxes and already loaded on the moving container (sniff, sniff). The photo below is from the Sewing Room Clean-Up Along. I think I’ll have to have another clean-up along when we have a new place as I figure out just how to best organize my new space (how I wonder what it will be like!).





I’ve got my black-white-gray fabrics ready to go so I can do a little hand sewing on our drive and increase my collection of monochromatic rose stars. I actually have seven completed, but they are only 8 inches across, so I’ve got a lot more to go!



3 replies
  1. Terry
    Terry says:

    I’m a brand-new subscriber and this is the first post I’ve read. Good luck on your move! When plans are being made, you always tell yourself you can surely complete the goals you have set for yourself. But when the time comes, you have a “What was I thinking?” realization. Don’t worry- when you get set up again you’ll be going in full swing in no time. Perhaps, having a newborn and moving and living in someone else’s house for awhile, while looking for a new home is enough for one person to handle at this time. Good luck.

  2. Marcia
    Marcia says:

    Reality . . . ah, yes. Things like babies and moving do tend to be extra real!
    “Cleaning and scrubbing can wait til tomorrow,
    But babies grow up, I’ve learned to my sorry.”
    Hang in there! Give that baby a zerbert for me, and extra good wishes for your family and The Move.

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