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Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What'cha Up to on Wed?

Have you ever had one of those days where you have so many things that you could be doing and possibly should be doing, but instead you find yourself doing just a little bit of this and that, but not really much of anything at all? Well, that has been my day so far.

For the last few wks. it has been a whirlwind of activity around here, getting my oldest son moved out and into the upstairs part of the craft barn,(which we have now given the nickname of his HIGH-rise apt.)LOL, the hauling of all the junk, oops, I mean STUFF that we've accumulated in 24 yrs. of marriage, not to mention ALL the boxes of craft items(Mr. Fix-It's and mine) and his tools, ETC.

My prim room has been taken over by boxes of fall decor, wrapping paper, beach items and boxes of craft things I decorate with, not to mention the bottom half of the barn looks like a tornado hit and just flung everything around all over the place. It will take awhile to find everything once again.

Our first thought was what to do w/oldest son's OLD bedroom??? Hmmmmm, should it become a guest room, my hubby's new hobby room OR an exercise room???? Decisions, decisions! LOL I had really wanted an exercise room, cuz boy do I need one! LOL But we ended up getting plenty of exercise once we started bringing in TONS of Mr. Fix-It's model kit boxes for a future train room he has been wanting for yrs. Only problem is~ old b'room is NOT quite big enough for him to build a big train set. But the idea was for him to have a place to go w/his stuff once he completed one of his kits, which usually he just kept putting on shelves, so that someday down the road, he'd have a room big enough to build the desired train set. So we kept hauling in the boxes. Later that day I sat down on the floor, looking all around the room and thought to myself that he is just not gonna have enough space to have a train set in there and I really really want him to have his train room. (hang in there, I'm leading to something), ha!
Sooooooooooo, w/out another thought, I told him that I would TRADE my craft room out in the barn for son's old b'room. Soooooooooo, after talking it out and drawing out how I could place all my stuff in a room that is about HALF the space I had out in the barn, we started hauling all of his boxes back out to the barn and started bringing in my STUFF, which as most of you know by now is a LOT of STUFF. Like he said, 'Who needs Zumba?" :)))

Some people think I'm crazy for giving up 'every woman's dream craft/sewing room', but I was tired of having to dodge the rain/snow and cold weather every time I had to potty once I was out there, so at least I am inside now and closer to the bathroom~ LOL
I admit it is a much tighter space than I'm used to, but I am gonna give it a try at least for awhile. Hopefully I won't get too claustrophobic and hope to get more productive, since it's right next to the prim room, a.k.a. ~ near the computer! We didn't spend a cent on anything except for one gallon of paint, so I was really pleased about that. Later on I promise to show pics of the new C.R.(Craft Room), as one of my very good friends refers to hers.

We also had our extended family come in for a visit this past wkend which we enjoyed very much, so I've had a LOT going on, as I'm sure many of you have too. Our area has had an EXTREME amount of rain/storms this spring too, which has put a halt on a lot of outdoor activities.

I said all that to say, that's why I've been M.I.A. lately, but a few wks. ago, I did manage to finish another zippy bag. This one was a freebie off the internet, but I thot it turned out pretty cute. It uses 7 squares from a charm pack. This one is called 'Lollipop' by Sandy Gervais.
The instructions on the zipper part were not as clear as the last pattern I used, so I had to re-do one side about 2 or 3 times.

Didn't notice that I had the 'fishy' turned upside down until AFTER I had it finished ~story of my life, it seems, ha.

I am in the middle of making a few more sewing items, but I did manage to finish a couple of cross stitch things too, which I will try to show next time.

Thanks again for stopping by and esp. to those of you who always take the time to leave such sweet comments. I am planning on having a give~away in the near future too, as soon as things settle down a bit, so stay tuned.

Here's your quote for today ~ "Rather than focus on the thorns of life, smell the roses and count your blessings."



OhioMomPatriot said...

It was very nice of you to give space to your Hubby. Kindness always finds a way to return itself! Have a less exercise filled but enjoyable week!

Prim n Raggedy said...

Love your zippy bag Tanya! Sounds like you made a good swap with your Hubby...always better to be near the computer! We spent last weekend converting a room to a new space...I'm so pleased with it, and like you it didn't cost a thing (we had the paint lol!) Have fun in your new CR!
Carole x

Country Prims said...

It must be the day for posting!

You certainly have been very busy and achieved so much with it.

Great job on the little bag-I'm so poor at putting in zips-yours look so professional.

I think you will use your craft room more, now it is in the house, so we will be seeing productivity by the bucket load!lol!

Tell hubs to show us the train table when he gets it sorted-that is a dream of some boys around here:)

Have a great week,

Shazy x

Christine said...

Hi Tanya! Phew! I'm exhausted and I haven't lifted a box! LOL!
You've all been so busy and so accommodating! I really hope your new craft room works for you - I know I am easily put off going outside to craft in our garage.

Your latest purse is so sweet! Hope you get more stitchin done!

Linda said...

Sounds like you've been pretty busy! Love the little bag!

Myra said...

Your post made me tired! LOL I will be looking forward to seeing the new C.R. :o) Love the little zippered pouch, the fabrics are yummy.

Teresa S. said...

Your zippy bag turned out so cute! And I didn't notice the upside down fish until you pointed it out-no worries! Can you post the link to the bag instructions?

Wendy said...

Hi Tanya,
Who's been a busy girl then? :)
Hauling all those boxes backwards and forwards, I think you're sooooo good giving up your bigger space for hubby... but at last you'll be warm during the cold weather :)
Love your zippy bag..very cute
No more moving boxes :)
Hugs Wendy x

slovelady said...

I'm your newest follower from southerngirlcreations.blogspot.com I love the old quilts :)