Sunday, November 11, 2007


They say a picture says a thousand words. They are right. I am mid changing rooms around. This is my sewing desk. My machine is somewhere under there.

And this is the room I am making into "my space". That is a piano back there, under all the piles. This is an interesting room. It was once the single garage, and I had it converted to a room when Mum and Dad came to stay. It has a high pitched ceiling, and I had a deck built over half of it, and there is a queen sized bed up that ladder. Great for when the kids come to stay.

Pete and Glynis popped round this afternoon, just as David was about to go on strike at the prospect of moving the gigantic cupboard. Pete suggested tea to fortify us, and then the 3 of us heaved the wretched thing into the old kitchen, which has been my sewing room. It will now be a store room and music room. That is , once we move the piano, which weighs a zillion tons.

We all know about changing rooms. My entire house is now a tip, and I am creaking in places which are definitely not supposed to creak. And I have run out of energy. I also need to do a trip to Ikea to get some bookcases. I am compromising. I would love to get a complete wall of units for storage, but it will have to be book cases, as my continual failure to win the lotto is proving to be a slight inconvenience.


Barbara said...

You have taken on a major task by the looks of it. I guess you will post the finished project.

meggie said...

It is strange, that Lotto inconveniance! I am having it too!
Good luck with all your upheavals! Will all be worth it once it is finished.

Louise@theLightHouse said...

i am woman, watch me go
(as i failed to win lotto)
to that bargain swedish shop in milton keynes
with the room all spick and span
the machine unburied and
i will leap on with my sewing, full of beans

Penless Thoughts said...

Glad to hear strong help arrived just as it was needed!!

Isabelle said...

Well, at least you don't have a hall full of fans and dehumidifiers and your wallpaper hanging off in strips.

Sympathy, though. I hate being in a mess. I'm sure it'll be worth it in the end!

PEA said...

Ummmm...I'd go help you...but, ummmm....I have to wash my hair tonight?? lol Oh dear, that does seem like quite the task you've taken on but it will all be so worth it once it's all done...I promise! hehe Our lottery was $37 million dollars last night...I won a free ticket! lol xoxo

Dawn said...

Well,this is the second post in a row that has made me exhausted! I really need to get busy on some big projects around here. I keep saying, "as soon as I retire!"

Barb @ A Chelsea Morning said...

Oh my gosh, Linds! What a project!

This makes me very glad I'm all done with my reorganizing frenzy.

What a chore!

Still, when you're finally done with this, you'll feel like you live in altogether new space. I like that feeling!

My mom just emailed and asked me to add you to her sidebar favorites links. So I'm off to do that now.

keryn said...

I can sympathise with you about the mess and upheaval,having only been in my new home 6weeks. If I'm asked to shift one more thing I'm going to sit on the floor and pout like a 6year old ! But it will be worth all the effort to have a space of your own.