There was not the same lack of feeling, however, for the hoard of fabrics lovingly gathered over the years, the paints and brushes, leathers and furs, beads and embroidery threads, not to mention all the thrift store castoffs that had such potential for repurposing into something uniquely beautiful. Even more distressing than the elimination and packing away of these cherished items were the endless questions that kept popping unbidden into the insomniac's head, despite her best attempts to quash them. When will she see her beloved supplies again? What if we don't find a new home before the Gothic Mansion sells and they end up in storage for years? What will she do with herself if she cannot paint or sew or bead or repurpose? And, perhaps worst of all, what on earth will she blog about if she isn't doing all those things?
|A reasonably accurate likeness |
of the insomniac, contentedly sewing ...
For now, everything has been packed away in large tubs and only a few small projects remain on the third floor staging table, which will also be heading down the terribly steep stairs very soon. After having made a mental list of all that needs to be completed before the Gothic Mansion goes on the market, one is very aware there will be no time for crafting. But leaving those few projects there on the table - just in case - made it a bit more bearable.
So although the insomniac didn't collapse into a sniveling heap onto the Wilton carpets, she was saved from doing exactly that simply because there are no Wilton carpets in the attic. But her heart really wasn't into writing this week, so please enjoy this repurposed post from last summer, when the attic was still crammed full of potential craft projects, the hoard was still intact, and all was right with the world ... and marvel at the fact that 80% of that hoard has now been either re-thrifted or packed away.
Next week, the insomniac will share an Easter recipe from her childhood years for The Professor's monthly homework assignment on Spring. And on the off-chance you've actually read the repurposed post and are curious about the current state of the attic sink - it still isn't clean. That job will be saved for the last possible second, in case there's time to squeeze in one last crafting project. No point in cleaning it twice ...
Until next time, the insomniac wishes you nights of blissful sleep filled with pleasant dreams. Goodnight, my pretties.
Post Script: It wasn't a completely terrible week though. The new towels for the Attic arrived, and they're awfully pretty. Also on the plus side, they don't weigh much and they're easy to pack. So that was nice.