So, in typical fashion, everything has happened as it should have. I'm now ensconced in the house that was once my parents' home in Kentucky--my old Kentucky home!
The first few days were expectedly rough, with only a mattress on the floor and a few borrowed kitchen items to get me started. My back is a high priority, so the mattress was my first purchase, but since then, I've sourced a loveseat and chair set, an end table, a couple of lamps, a decorative and warm bedcover, and a night table. To accomplish all this in 12 days has been a rush, but now I can begin to live more comfortably and get back to my prime directive: teaching quilters how to design!
You can see above that my quilts are in temporary storage! The one on top is the piece I've been working on for many years, still unfinished after so many life journeys, and the one on the bottom is my baby quilt. There are others (my favs) inside this roll.
To furnish my home, I've shopped at local furniture stores. (They all seem to be part of huge chains of shops; when did that happen?) Since then, I've been shopping at St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores to augment and balance the budget for those few expensive items I acquired. Best thing I ever did! I've just about stocked my kitchen hardware for a pittance, and everything I bought was in fantastic condition--like new! I even got a butcher-block knife stand, brand-new, still in the box, for $20, and that's half the price quoted online for it anywhere!
Seeing all the good, often utterly unused, stuff you can find if you look for it is amazing! Now, though, I desperately need a dining room table and four chairs. I'll keep looking at the thrift shops and on FB.
Thinking about furnishings, I've come up with an idea for a new lecture: "Clean Up Your Act." I need photographs that show messy studios and copyright permission to use those photos in my lectures. Will you send me a photo of your sewing space?
If so, please use the contact form to tell me, and I'll send you instructions. And please hurry--I'm eager to get this lecture compiled and posted on my site. Thanks!
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