Wednesday, July 6, 2011

It's here!!

The moving truck really did come!!!
After a month of waiting, our stuff is here. Can you believe how packed in they got it? Up at the very top of the boxes you can see my bigger pattern drawers and one of my fabric totes. Boy, was that a sight for sore eyes! I did have a bit of a scare though. The night before they rolled in I had a nightmare that they had lost one of my pattern drawers. So, as you can imagine, I was a bit, shall we say, concerned when I couldn't find the one containing ALL of my standard sized pattern envelopes of adult patterns. Yes, that is right, my ENTIRE STASH of adult (both men and women) BMV, Simplicity, Kwik Sew, Colette, Burda, vintage patterns - EVERYTHING was missing. We checked the manifest. It wasn't logged as being packed at all!!! I think I stopped breathing at that point. The movers recognized my distress and searched (although they all admitted that they hadn't seen it as they had off-loaded the truck). It was nowhere to be found. At that point I recognized the futility, signed the manifests (after documenting thoroughly the missing pattern file) and the movers headed out. Of course, after getting my kids from the friend who kept them for me, I headed straight to the sewing room. I couldn't imagine why they would have, but my last hope was that they had put the whole thing in a box. I'll allay the suspense now - yes, I found it. After frantically opening every box marked Sewing, there it was, in the last one. Of course, now my sewing room was unpacked, sort of.
Here is one corner of my little domain. I still have a ton to do to get it ready for sewing, but it's a start.
Now to tackle the rest of the house...

14 comments:

  1. Yay!!! What a relief, eh? Lots of work, but it's FUN work! And your sewing room looks like a to-die-for space - all that is yours??? YUM! :)

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  2. Phew! Glad it all got there. Hopefully the month of waiting will soon be a distant memory.
    Happy unpacking!

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  3. Glad you got all your stuff and everything was there. Hope the unpacking goes quick.

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  4. Yikes, that was even suspenseful just reading about it! Glad that you are finally reunited. Just watching you go through this experience is reminding me that it can be done:-)

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  5. Hooray! So glad all your belongings have finally arrived and your patterns were there. Hope the unpacking goes smoothly. The sewing room is definitely beginning to take shape!

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  6. Gosh, what a day for you. So glad it turned out. I imagine it was quite stressful. i think I would have been hysterical.

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  7. Gosh, what a day for you. So glad it turned out. I imagine it was quite stressful. i think I would have been hysterical.

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  8. Hurray! Thank goodness you found it!! I'm so happy:) That was wonderful!! They normally lose/damage what one values most - I consider it actually lucky your sewing room is complete!!

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  9. Yay! You got your stuff :-D. Your sewing corner already looks great. So glad your patterns turned up.

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  10. OMG, what a heart stopper! So glad your stuff is all safely arrived, and ALL THERE!

    Happy sewing---and setting in! :)

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  11. Hooray! Jump for joy! It is a daunting task to unpack, but given some time, you'll have your wonderful new sewing room set up and in action. Best wishes for you and your family in your new home. What a big change! You already have friends there? Wow!

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  12. What a heartstopper! I'm glad you found everything and I hope getting settled goes well.

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  13. I love that you unpacked the sewing room first! Priorities, people. I am SO relieved to hear that your stuff finally arrived and intact (though not as relieved as you!).

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