It seems as though I’ve been busy doing everything except unpacking.
I scrapped the First Friday Freebie that I had started over a month ago and replaced it with a new design that will be released this coming Friday, the 1st of April. If you recall, I had to postpone last month’s FFF because I couldn’t get into my studio!
I also started to hook a new rug which is going to be done in a scrappy…better known as ‘hit-and-miss’ in the hooking world...log cabin style.
But finally, at 6 this morning, I threw caution to the wind and got busy.
After much procrastination, I talked myself into unpacking some boxes which I’ve been putting off since the renovations. I had definitely been avoiding the chore, simply because I could not come to grips with another mess after having lived with one for what seemed to be an eternity.
The blurry photo can be attributed to either the lack of caffeine at that early hour or me shaking because I was dreading the task at hand. I can assure you that it wasn’t the former. *wink*
Of course, my assistant was there to supervise.
The actual unpacking was very easy. It was finding a home for everything that took time. As each box was unpacked, the piles started to grow…and grow.
Eight boxes and some pictures later, I did see some progress .
The left side of the front entry…
And the right side.
My Mom used to love to collect Royal Doulton figurines. For several years, Mr. Painted Quilt and I gifted her with one on her birthday and after she passed away, they became ours to enjoy and remember her by. Although they are not my style, I could never part with them nor the curio cabinet in which she had them displayed.
The still life that I painted on our grandmother clock pictured below is one of my favorites. It now hangs on the wall in our sitting room.
By this time, Mac was tuckered out and had to have a little shut-eye.
More ‘treasures’ were added to the shelves in the sitting room.
Here’s a wider angle.
And from here, you can see into the living room. It’s becoming more and more like home.
The sampler hooked rug commemorating 9/11 that I purchased on one of my travel teaching trips to Ohio back in 2003 is hanging in our dining room.
And the built-in china cabinet is now full…
And so are the pantry shelves.
All the boxes that were stored on our sunporch have now been unpacked. Woo hoo! All that remains to come indoors are the shelves which I have to find places for. The rest is the furniture that will remain out there.
So, until the shelves are hung, the 8 boxes in the spare bedroom and the other 8 in the workshop will remain as is. Tomorrow, I’m hoping that Mr. PQ will hang the remaining shelves so that I can at least unpack the boxes in the spare bedroom.
The ones in the workshop…well…outta sight is outta mind…for a little while anyway.
What a day. I think I’ll join Mac on the sofa.