Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The NEST...and the Saga goes on....

This what is a studio begins to look like when you are moving.  My house is completely packed and at this point in time, nearly everything I own is at the new house.  So....time to begin on my NEST.
I have just begun....(those bags hold lots of fabric.)

As you can see it's a mess....only to be a larger mess before the weekend is over.    I have a very good feeling about the move, but realized yesterday that my cute new house will not begin to hold as much as I thought.  It was shocking.  The odd thing didn't worry me at all.  I must have reached a whole different level of consciousness or something.  My only thought was...well, I'll just be creative and work it all worries, and if needed more will find a new home.  It's all OK.  So, few words are needed concerning these photos...just some of the things being moved around and packed these days.  Where will I put my beloved green chalkboard?  Well, as it turns out, I decided to place it in my garage on the wall in front of my car.
That way, I can write inspiring quotes, things to do, reminder lists, and whatever else I imagine I want to write there. When I get in my car, there right in front of my eyes will be a reminder of what I need and where and when to get it.  Or, maybe just a cheerful thought.  And, it will greet me as I drive back into the garage...I thought it was a neat idea.  You?

Today, while over at the new place doing a few necessary things (just about everything is stacked in the garage and the living room, with several exceptions, such as beds and such)...I took a very good look around so as to imagine what I could do with all my stuff.   I have a lot ready for Habitat for Humanity.....they will pick it up tomorrow or a truck, which is what they will need.  Since I had mistakenly thought more would 'go' in the small bedrooms, one of which I was intending to use as a small studio (not going to work at all), giving things away has become an even more important thing to do.  I'm ok with it...just have to decide what goes and what stays.  This will take a while.
Those two rooms have lovely closets.  I am the only person in the, there are two bedroom closets waiting to be filled and organized with studio stuff. That will help.  There are two very large closets in the Master bedroom.....I'm not a fashion person, obviously, so need very little in the way of clothes, the largest closet being almost the size of a room...lots of organizing and arranging of my studio goodies in there will certainly help.    And, there are two closets here and there...aside from the linen closet, where more stuff can be organized.  I will set up my desk and sewing table in the Master Bedroom...roomy and able to be arranged in a pleasing way to sew in...I am quite sure.  And, being in this different 'level' of consciousness, or whatever you want to call the state I am in right now...I am thinking it will all work out just fine.  And, the really oddest thing....I don't seem to care as long as I can work somewhere and like the 'feel' of the place.  And, this I do!  (Can't wait to show you the pantry!  As you may remember, I have a rather large one here...but the new one is going to be just fabulous!!!  I'm almost more excited about it than the whole rest of the house.)

Daughter/Realtor Kelly, fixed up my little front porch for me and also the back patio.....they are so cute!
So...really, what could I possible have to be fussy's going to be just great.  AND, I will be purging lots of unnecessary stuff....I figure it's almost like losing weight.  Oh....that should be this easy!

This morning I had a long talk with AT&T.  Seems they like to put a kink in I'm posting now because I may not be able to until after August 1st.  Yes, I said, August 1st!!!  It couldn't possibly be that late in the year, could it???  Anyway, I will think of you and will plan on posting something about my new home asap.

I hope you all are well.....stay cool...til then, pat♥

By the for the name of my blog and studio..."the old navy man" gave my workspace that name years ago.  Wherever I live, wherever, whenever and however I work,  it will always be in a place called "Bird Nest on the Ground."


Carol- Beads and Birds said...

A few years ago (one of the times my daughter moved back in with the kids) I had to really sort things out and gifted 2 truck loads to the senior center where seniors gather to create items for whatever charity they choose. Then we took a truck load of clothes to the homeless center. As I look around my smaller room, which I never moved out of when the kids left, I would still like to sort again. It's good for the soul to give to someone that can use what you have.

My daughter used to tell me when she was young that she cleaned her room, when actually she just pushed everything aside so she could get to the bed. At least YOUR stuff is in bags~lol~

Best wishes Pat. You are right, it will all work out.

Christy said...

You're just too organized for me, Pat! You seem to making really good time in moving everything. I'm looking forward to the pictures when you're done decorating the new place.

Shannon said...

Wow! You are really getting things done. I'm afraid I would still be staring at the first box to be packed. :) So glad to read how excited you are about your new home. I know that you will make it just as cozy and sweet as a little bird nest with your talent and your collection of beautiful things. So happy for you, Shannon Phelps

Julie Fukuda said...

I love your positive attitude. It will take you far.

Vicki Boster said...

Dearest Pat- I'm so happy that your moving process is going so well-- even more so that you are in the frame of mind that allows you to let go of some of your treasures.

You seem happy and full of energy-- we all are do excited for you--- can't wait to see new photos of your new nest:)

Sending you much love as you make these changes--


Quiltgal said...

Dear Pat it would be wonderful to see some picture of your new home, even before you get things set up and organized. Then you can share more photos as you new home get set up.

Jaybird said...

Just stopping in to wish you well!! I am keeping tabs on you through the dear sister...I've been off the grid for a few weeks, but I baaack!!
Your smile for today? My foot looks like a block with 5 little sausages sticking out of the end!
the end.
Blessings to you,

NickiLee said...

Hi Pat, I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. I haven't been blogging for a while now as I lost both my fathers over the last 8 months. This morning I decided to finally get caught up on my Blogging and read some of your posts. I hope you are doing well. I've missed checking in on you from time to time.
Hugs and best wishes on your move.
Nicki Lee

Vicki Boster said...

Hi Pat-- I can only imagine how busy you are with your moving process-- I'm just sending you a little hug:)

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