It's Been So Long!

Did you ever have something you loved doing so much,
that you missed it when you couldn't do it?

And then, life got so busy you couldn't do it
for a long period of time, and when you finally
had the time again, you wondered if you even
wanted to do it anymore?

That's where I've been with my blog.

This has been the craziest, busiest summer ever!

Many, many trips to our family cabin. Some with my sisters,
and others with my hubby. Every trip was wonderful
and fun, but have left me utterly exhausted.

I have thought many times over the last three months
about posting to my blog, but just didn't have the time or energy.
And then, the more time that passed, the harder it got.

The energy thing is still a work in progress, but it's getting better.

A few weeks ago, I took on another big project that I'm almost finished with now.

After one of my sons moved into his own place, I gained
a second room for my crafting. With little thought and
planning, I attempted to turn it into a sewing room.

That didn't work.

For two years now, I've been trying to make that space work for me.
But since my rooms are on different floors in the house,
I was doing more running up and down stairs than creating.

Feeling defeated and totally bummed, I finally gave up
on the idea of having two rooms, and started thinking
about how I could fit everything back into one room.

And then it hit me......right between the eyes!

Sewing is only a small part of my crafting, and doesn't
work in a room of its own.

Before I got really involved in crafting, my room was a scraproom.
Over the years, my scrapbooking supplies have been shoved into boxes
and put in my closet, making it difficult to scrapbook.

So, for the last month, I've been packing supplies up and down
the stairs, and setting up my new scraproom.

It never fails, when I am the most tired, that seems to be when I start the biggest
projects. But, I'm really excited about finally figuring out my spaces.

I hope you have all had a wonderful and exciting summer!

I will be back soon.


Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I'm just happy to know there is someone else out there having the same issues..I wish you the best in finding a way to make it all work without giving up time to create.
Cleaning out my parents home, have moved furniture from there to here and mine from this corner to that corner..Had to take a day's break. Almost got the area somewhat organized again. Just don't have a big enough area to display ALL the things I have and dare to get rid of anything!!! Enjoy but do take time to refresh.

June said...

Oh I'm so glad you're back Debi!
It's hard for me to get back to blogging when I go a long time between posts too. Maybe winter coming will help us both.

So glad to hear that you had a great summer visiting your cabin Debi. That is so much more important than blogging : )

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

whew...much luck with your project!

Creative Wings Boutique said...

I am sure your second room will be marvelous...i am soo glad to see you back at blogging...sending you hugs sweets...

Marti McClure said...

Hi Debi, I know what you mean! I hadn't posted on my blog since August. I seem to be spending my computer time on Pinterest instead of posting on my blog. I finally posted today - pics of some of the MAMA swap items. I hope you enjoy your new room! At the very least it should force you to get organized and I love creating when I can find my supplies. Happy Fall, Marti

A Vintage Chic said...

I've felt the same way--MANY times, Debi! Hang in there--the desire to blog & all will come back!

What a great idea! Love the idea of a scraproom--it will be wonderful! You'll find the energy & it will invigorate you to do more & more...Everything looks gorgeous, by the way! (love that half doll!)

Wishing you beautiful creating time, my friend!


Claudia said...

So good to see you back, Debi! I've missed you!


Scrappy Pink Corner said...

OMG is all I can say. I saw your room revealed in the Paper boutique blog and loved it. I had to cme and visit and now I have you in my favorites. I love your room. Your dress forms, pin cushions everything. I have a nice room but I told my husband I wanted alittle more shabby chic. So I have your pictures saved in a folder to get some inspiration from.
Your work is gorgeous. Love your pin cushions they are gorgeous.
Thank you for the inspiration. Ana

Karen said...

Boy - does this post hit home. I just can't seem to find anything that I think would interest anybody. So I don't post. I guess I'm just so busy with work, and we've taken so many RV trips...

But I've been thinking about a "year in review" with just snapshots of what I've been up to all year (Yes YEAR) but...then I wonder what I would have time for after that.

So...I guess I'll just wait and see.

Glad you figured out your rooms. I did the same thing because sewing just isn't "my thing" and it does not need it's own room. It now has a small corner of one of my son's "guest room". LOL!
HUGS! Karen

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Debi, Boy you had such a busy summer, I don't know how you did it. I love your Eiffel Tower, did you make this? It is beautiful! I wish I had two room, I could really use two! ha ha. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

FourSistersInACottage said...

Hi Debi,
Just a quick note to let you know that I have pinned some of your photos on my Pinterest boards under Rooms Where We Create. I gave you credit for them and just wanted you to know you have a beautiful eye and it's like eye candy to me!!!!
Thanks so much for all the fun, Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)