New Plans

I am not sure how to write this post. I am calling it new plans in an attempt to be hopeful, when in fact at the moment there are no new plans, just a dark cave for my old ones. By old ones, I mean those I was excitedly working towards a week ago. Well, a difference a week day hour can make. One moment I am happily sewing along. The next I am reading a letter saying our lease will not be renewed and we have 7 (now 6) weeks to find a new place to live.

“you must now put your life, plans, and art on hold”

This impromptu packing, which has begun, and obsessive hunt for a good place to live, which is in full force, means the vast majority of my millinery supplies are being packed into boxes and sent to the depths of a storage unit.

What does this mean for the availability of straw millinery? I expect with packing, moving, unpacking, and getting a grip on my sanity, I will be another 6 months behind on pieces. I simply won’t be able to do 10, 12, or 14 hour sewing days. I still have pieces from last year to make and pieces from this year’s Mumford. These will get my first attention when I am settled. I may be able to do a sanity piece here and there. Sewing straw calms me after all.

What about my hood book and doll book? I don’t anticipate putting enough thoughts together to get any good writing done for a while. I also already sent these research materials away for safe keeping. For the few of you who really understands what that means: yes, that was incredibly hard to do and scares me.

What about my Holiday FanU projects? I am not entirely sure. My current plan is to have them set aside so I can do the drafting and directions if by chance I can possibly do so. I really don’t know.

What about my Symposium workshop? No change there. I already have a special tote set aside for those materials.

I hope everyone understands about about how this will effect hat and bonnet availability.

Published in: on August 8, 2018 at 8:37 pm  Comments (6)  

6 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. OOOOH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! 😦 I’m sooooooo very sorry! There’s almost nothing worse than an unplanned move. Hopefully, you’ll find an excellent place quickly!
    & don’t worry! We’ll wait! You’re worth it!

  2. Oh my! Good luck! My husband wants to move and I’ve been trying to downsize, but I have accumulated way too much stuff.

  3. Oh no! What unsettling news! I hope that you are quickly able to find a new place without too much stress, and that all the moving/packing goes well!

    Best as always,

  4. My dear,

    I DO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH!!! All you can do right now is pack and search for that “Home” that is just waiting for you to find it! You have put the word out to every one and they will have to stand in line as you and family MUST come first right now. Been there, done that, life will go on. It will just take time…

    Carol Foote


  5. I keep checking daily to find out if you’ve found a place to live! In the meantime, you’re in my prayers!

  6. Best of luck!

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