I know that sounds very negative and I’m trying hard to be positive, but my nerves are fraying a bit. I’ve been waiting since before the new year to get into a new space for my sewing classes and so I can just sew. My sewing/laundry/storage room at home is overwhelmed and I can’t actually sew in there. When I absolutely have to, I bring my sewing machine and ironing board and other miscellaneous supplies upstairs and sew at the dining room table. I know for a lot of people that is the only place they have, but for us, that is the only place we have to eat so everything has to be put away daily. It is okay for small projects here and there, but not for the volume my little hobby has built up to. Carting everything up and down daily to and from an already overflowing room is a real creativity and enthusiasm buster. We’ve been waiting for the current tenants to move out and into their new storefront, but they keep extending their time where they are. I don’t know their situation, but we keep hearing that they’ll be out by this day and then they aren’t.
I was supposed to have started up with lessons again and I’m falling behind on a couple of projects because of the delays. I also haven’t made anything to sell in the shop at ReChic Unique. I miss my students! I also have some new students who want to start, but I’ve had to tell them that lessons are on hold until I can get in and set up my new space. I’ve had several people request custom items and I have accepted so now I’m feeling a bit desperate.
Alas! I have a plan, at least a temporary one. It involves a couple days of work clearing out another small section of my already small basement to set up a temporary sewing station. It is not an ideal plan by any means because I will be invading my dog’s space so I will be in a constant battle with dog hair. It will be okay for small projects, but definitely not for big ones, which is what I’m falling behind on. Sigh….. For now, I will just have to set my mind to repeat the mantra, “I can do this. It’s only temporary.”, and keep lugging stuff up and down for the big projects. I’ll still have to vacuum up dog hair constantly because the only place I have to lay out my projects right now is on the floor. So, you see, I really haven’t solved anything.
Please! Please! Please! move out so I can return to my regularly scheduled programming!
The positive side of all of this is I have a lot of orders and am getting more students all the time which has allowed me to be able to rent a space just for my sewing. Not bad for a hobby! I’m off to clear a table or a corner or something so I can sew.
Have a great day everyone!