Over the course of last weekend I managed to a) attend a family reunion, for which I made a huge batch of peso potato salad (WITH homemade pesto!), b) attend a wedding about an hour's drive away from home, c) have Sunday brunch with family and a new family friend, d) finish cleaning out the second bedroom AND e) completley reorganize my upstairs crafting supplies.
And now that I'm sufficiently exhausted (in a very virtuous, accomplished way of course) I am REALLY FREAKING GLAD that Boy and I have a trip to Vegas slated for Friday.
My dad put up a gallery of photos from the Family Reunion on his site (yes, it's a reunion for my Boy's side of the family, but my parents still go!) Check it out if you're interested in seeing why I so badly want an IR filter for my camera. He got some amazing shots!
On the second bedroom front, for those who saw the henious before pictures on Flickr, here's a serene, organized after:
And as for the upstairs crafting supplies, I managed to successfully move things around so that I was able to stash my fabrics and sewing machines (yep, plural) while making room for all my new metalworking tools. The desk is now mainly a metal shop, but the sewing machines are still there, just outside the frame of this photo . . . ready to be fired up at a moment's notice!
The unfortunate bit about all of this organizing is that I haven't had a chance to, you know, MAKE much of anything over the last week or two. I know that once I do sit down to create, having an organized space is going to be a huge boost . . . but in the process of all the cleaning I've worn myself out to the point where I don't think I'll be making anything worth sharing this week. Those of you who make things (jewelry! sewing! writing! anything!): do you find when you're especially busy or stressed out that your muse flies out the window? Temporarily, of course. But I just can't make anything decent if I force it . . . and trying to create when I'm exhausted totally feels like forcing it!