Sunday, January 16, 2011

in the DARK of NIGHT!!!

it has been the running joke since we first started talking about moving that i needed to move the fabric in the dark of night so noone would see just how much fabric i really have.
so...because margi told me i had to, i am sharing this.
please don't judge me. i know. i know i have a problem and i should get help, but quite frankly, i'm ok with it.
(well, as long as i don't have to move it again, that is!)

so here goes...
last monday, for family night we decided to bring the kids to the old house to clean.
we were thrilled when our friends showed up to help. my friend asked, "what can i do?" i replied, 'let's move the fabric!"
so, while the men were in another room, she gathered all the kids and bin by bin they proceeded to fill up the ENTIRE back of her suburban. once it was all in, we then drove in the dark of the night to the back of the house and unloaded it.
bin by bin the kids piled it into the spare bedroom.
now i just needed to get it back into the cupboards before anyone saw it!

(this is a picture of cute aaron, he was the stacker, organizer!)

so here's my mess. i seriously. can. not. believe that ALL this came out of my sewing room.
*ugh* what a MESS!!!

this is a picture of the spare room with the fabric bins.
this does not include ufo projects, that's another disaster!

honestly, it gave me a headache. my mom kept saying, just put one thing away at a time. so i did. little by little i slowly put things away. i needed to get it done by this saturday because that is when shawn was bringing over the quilting machine.

so come friday afternoon, this is what it looked like.

the quilting machine and rest of the sewing room contents have all been brought over and while it doesn't look at all like the disaster above, it certainly isn't pretty...
moving is exhausting and i for one don't ever want to do it again!

p.s. it really doesn't matter if you move in the dark of night because inevitably the person that you don't want to see your stuff will be the person who goes through the cupboards...
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Funky Kim said...

Move is a four letter word. And your fabric secret is safe with me. I'll stick it in my sewing room. No one will ever find it again!

Thimbleanna said...

You're so funny! You're among friends -- I'm sure you're not the only one with this "problem". {Ahem} I completely agree -- the last time we moved, I said never again. It's been 11 years and I still remember the pain LOL!

Jeanette said...

Hey, haven't you heard that the price of fabric is going way up? You are *super* smart stocking up when it was cheaper! ;-)

Gayle said...

Julie - Your fabric collection really doesn't look bad to me! It seems to be very organized and contained - I'm actually very impressed!

quiltsbycheri said...

julie when i had to move from a 3000sq ft house to a 900sq ft condo, i had to rent a storage space just for fabric & quilt've still got a long way to go to catch up!

May Kristin said...

This isn't bad! I have a husband constantly telling me he would be very rich if he was able sell all my sewingroom stuff!

Anonymous said...

See, I told you... You make everyone feel better (or they made you feel better)! We love to see reality!!! Who can't relate to the fabric stash!!! I just CAN'T believe you are so organized!! I'm impressed. Thanks for sharing.
Luv ya,