My husband and I spent a weekend in August looking for an apartment for me that would be close to work. I found a place that sounded good, looked nice on the website and an apartment was available. We drove the 40+ miles from our son’s house to check it out in real life. We got there and I liked it. It was super close to work and clean and neat but in the time it took us to drive there they’d rented the apartment. Sigh!!!
I wanted to get the show on the road and keep looking. I knew the 40-mile commute would be intense this winter in the snow and ice. But my dear husband thought the location was perfect so he wanted to wait. “Just have them call you when they have another one available,” he said. I thought I’d probably have to wait forever but I reluctantly took his advice. Well, happy surprise! The management called me the very next week and I had a place less than 10 minutes from the office.
So Friday, I drove one son’s pickup home and another son and daughter-in-law brought their pickup to our “real” home. Saturday morning, we loaded the pickups. Once I had the things that I knew I wanted or needed, I filled all the extra space with quilting and sewing supplies. I have three colors of my quilting stash and will bring more each time I go home for the weekend.
We unloaded the things from our “real” home late Saturday afternoon, then I had to go shopping. I was amazed at all the things I needed for my second home. Sunday I brought all my things from my son’s house where I had been staying during the week since I took this job in March. By Sunday night, I was unpacked, organized and SEWING. Nice!
My apartment is simple; a bed, a night stand and a dresser in the bedroom. The living area has a desk with the TV and space for a good sized cutting mat, a chair, an antique sewing machine that doubles as an occasional table, my sewing station and a small drop leaf table for eating. That’s it. I have my sewing spot with the desk/cutting table just a few steps away. I think I’m going to enjoy this. I have all those empty walls to decorate. I think my first project will be Deborah’s Star from the October/November issue of Quilters Newsletter. I’ll change the colors to something feminine or really bright.