Wednesday, July 11, 2012

MY SEWING ROOM TODAY

I am my mother's daughter....... My son David came up to me and said..."Do you know how much china you have"? Of course I do....isn't it pretty? This is just two kinds right now.

When I am at my mother's I just look around in amazement at the things she has collected. I love her bottles, tins, etc....but there is so much. She asked if I wanted some of her bottles and I was thinking...are you kidding me....I have enough junk of my own. I just chuckle to myself as I unpack each item and say to myself....I am my mother's daughter....I am my mother's daughter.....is that so bad? I love my play pretties. There is enough counter space in the kitchen to where I can have them out and maybe interchange them occasionally so I can enjoy them.

This is what my sewing space looks like now.
as you walk in....and...I have noticed that there are fabric boxes all over the house.....sheweee
I just wanted to thank all of you for your comments, sorry I have not been answering them, when stressed, I shut down......so maybe when the house is in order I will start commenting again...but don't give up on me....I WILL BE BACK!!!!

32 comments:

Needled Mom said...

We've written before about how much we both take after our mothers with our love of china. How delightful that she has shared some of her gems with you!!!

Looks like there is still a lot of unpacking to do there, Barb. I don't even see the sewing machine yet. Good luck.

Pokey said...

It is nice to be your mother's daughter, your Mom must be special, too! And don't worry about anyone 'giving up' on you, we won't ~
:-}pokey

Denise :) said...

Gracious!! What's up with all the fabric boxes?!? It's kinda scary and kinda wonderful (knowing they're filled with fabric) all at the same time!! :)

kimland said...

Barb, I can so relate to this. We just finished a BIG move and it really took it's toll on me. I have not sewin a stitch since February and I am so itching to sit down and play. Take it stride and know your not alone!

Jean(ie) said...

No need to comment back. Just want to give you a hug. Sounds like you need it.

I used to collect china. It was one of my weaknesses. Before I passed it on down, I had over 6 sets of fine china!

Sasha said...

Your china is so pretty!! And there is nothing wrong with having lots of pretties to look at!!!
I wish you lots of happy unpacking time!! I bet you can't wait to have everything organized!!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Barb, I would never give up on you!! And I would take those home in a minute, so pretty. Try to enjoy the un-packing. I bet you will find things you forgot you had and things to give you new ideas.

Mary said...

I don't know how you do it. You are one very with it lady. Take time for yourself!!

Cheryl Willis said...

nice thing about cyber friends is we don't drop by and distract from the unpacking.
oh wait, maybe we do.... hang in there- cw

Wendy said...

Hope you can get organized soon! The biggest thing I hate about moving is having to pack and unpack! It seems to take forever and a day! The last time we moved I had over 300 boxes and that did not include all the tubs I used to pack in as well!

suemac said...

Good Luck. Hope your stress level goes down. Maybe when you get back to sewing you will feel better.

Snoodles said...

No worries, Barb! We'll all be here when you return! Hugs!

laurie in texas said...

Hang in there girl!!

Sheila said...

Your china is gorgeous , take your time with the unpacking , it is a stressful time so take it one step at a time it will get done :-)

KaHolly said...

Reminds me of when I moved from TX back to the East coast!! Every box had books packed in the bottom and fabric boxes outnumbered every other box 4 to 1!!

Fiona said...

such pretty china... perhaps now is the time to use one and sit down for a nice cuppa....
Hugz

JustCindy said...

I hope when you get your pretties on the counter you will share a photo with us. Of course, you will be back you have lots to do right and before you know it you will have your house turned into a home. Take care, I miss you.

Karen Bates said...

Such lovely dishes, I too have way to much stuff...don't we all? Can't wait to see the new sewing room. De-stress....we don't need to hear from you right now. You are good.

Heather said...

Sadly the sight of all those boxes is too familiar to me. I have moved 6 times in the last 3 years and after moving my son into his apt in August I have to think about moving again. Just makes me tired thinking about it. Good luck, I'll be thinking of you with all that unpacking.

Tangos Treasures said...

LOL your just like rest of us pack rats!! Congratulations your normal!!!

retdairyqueen said...

Just think How much fun you will have seeing what you have packed away in those boxes
Very daunting but you will get there
Love your pretties

Gene Black said...

I can't wait to see your sewing room once you get it set up and ready to "play" in.

Connie said...

Moving is never fun but the boxes will eventually disappear! Take your time, we'll be waiting for you :) When I get stressed I shut down too!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Ooooo I just love pretty things too. I love to find vintage treasures at thrift stores. My daughter has caught the fever :-)

Nanci said...

Oh, I am not my mother's daughter. My daughter should be....I am truly quite minimalistic. I now have no place to put any of the collections that one would have, so my daughter was only too happy to be the keeper of the memories of her grandmother. But, I do love tea services, have them in miniature. Packed away for now, but I do have them. My granddaughter (daughter's) is more like me, keeping it simple. I envy those that do though.

Susan said...

I can't say that I blame you one bit! I would be going crazy with all the boxes around! I wish I was closer...I would come help you get settled!

SewCalGal said...

Moving is stressful, so I can understand the need to shutdown. Please don't feel like you need to respond to my comments. Just wanted to say I love your pretties. And, it is fun to find special memories in the things we collect in a lifetime. I have a few of my mothers pretties and I now love them more, knowing how many special memories she had with them and how much pleasure they brought to her. Enjoy. You'll soon be settled in and enjoying life in your new home.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

hetty said...

Love your dishes! Of course you are your mother's daughter. My daughter made raspberry jam yesterday and she blames that on me because I used always make jam. Go figure. Take all the time you need to get things set up. We, here in blogland, will be waiting patiently. Oh, and we would never give up on you!

Michelle May said...

Love your china Barb. Looking forward to seeing your new sewing room.
xx

LynCC said...

Heee :D Yep - fabric boxes APLENTY in my storage units, waiting for us to get into our own house instead of a little apartment. It's a mountain to unpack, isn't it? What a gorgeous room to be unpacking into, though!

Rhonda said...

Barb, I certainly understand. Please do not worry about returning comments. Unpacking those fabric boxes is going to br so much fun. You'll see. Placing them by color or brand......I'm excited for you.

Hillbilly Tonya said...

When I am stressed out I shut down too and I really don't want to talk to anyone. Hang in there!