Judy L's UFO Challenge

Monday, May 08, 2017

Chronicles of Suzette

Yup. That's me. Suzette. Did you ever wonder why I was helping Sandra so much? Other than the fact I was unemployed with lots of free time on my hands? Well I am a bit of a clutterbug myself. I must admit I do hoard a bit in the fabric department. Reluctant to let things go and always accepting things from others. I do try to share with others as often as I can to keep it in check.

Rewind to last fall. My daughter moved out and I immediately took over her room creating a storage area for things like Christmas dishes, my sewing machine collection and tons of fabric! I setup my cutting table so that I could always leave it up. I was in heaven. Well a very messy cluttered heaven.

Over the past few weeks there had been trouble at her place. She easn't getting along with her roommate. He holds the lease. So no surprise she was asked to move out. She hurriedly tried to find a place. She found one and we thought things were going to work out. Then there was an incorrect negative item on her credit report. No choice. She moved back in with me last week while we get her report corrected.

I got home last Thursday and there she was with three helpers. We made a plan of where things would go and they started moving. Most of my stuff is now stacked in my living room behind my recliner so I don't have to see it, if I don't look. I made sure my sewing room didn't get totally blocked off and that I still have free access to my long arm.

By the next day she was all moved back into her room. I was once again surrounded by all my stuff.

I had plans to go sew at the church with my friends Friday night. This whole experience took a direct hit on my mojo. I got there and I was missing things from my sewing bag like pins and scissors. I had misplaced my final months kit for the BOM I'm working on so that weighed on my mind. I didn't bring the extra fabric from the month I was currently working on and needed a few things from it. It was just not a happy time. I persevered and managed to get one border side done and the majority of the second done.

I went home. Not relaxed nor energized. I sat in the middle of my stuff all weekend and never made a single stitch. I did manage to locate the missing kit. To say I am overwhelmed is an understatement. I need to do something.

My plan tonight is to work on something for a short amount of time to try and get myself rolling again. It's been hard since I felt I had really made some progress on getting things under control. The clutter was way down. I will persevere.

Sorry this is such a downer post. Hopefully I'll have some quilty content soon.




Anne Kirby said...

Hang in there Swooze. With kids, its one step forward and one back (home). I know exactly what you mean but you have to keep trying or you will lose your sense of yourself. Good luck! You are not Sandra lol!

Chantal L. said...

Sometimes we are at the mercy of our own children. Hope things get sorted out for your daughter. Hope that you find your mojo somewhere behind the recliner chair. :^D And please, don't worry about bending our ears; what's a friend for? You work at Sandra's place so much and for so long, then the surgeries and starting a new job, then the daughter came in ... I think you need a downtime and some rest to catch your breath. After that, you will find your mojo. Take care! ;^)

Bonnie said...

So do you have piles of old newspapers in the hallway? How about mail piled up on the dining room table? 16 cans of tomato sauce stored somewhere strange, say the bathroom cabinet? I doubt that you do. Remember you were doing fine before this set back -- even if you questioned how much stuff you have. I sure hope you get your quilting mojo back. Maybe it's time to start something new Definitely take care of yourself!

katie z. said...

Change is hard, especially when it temporarily make you take a step back, but you can do it! One little pile at a time, you can get it back to a good place.

ShinyNewThing said...

Sorry to hear that, hope you adjust to the change soon. Much as I love our son, I do find it a challenge when he is home because we have settled into a nice routine just the two of us when son is at university. I'm not exactly looking forward to having him home all summer, particularly as he will presumably be jobhunting which is going to stress us both out. We don't even see that much of him because his day runs from mid-afternoon to the wee hours. At least he has his own room so my stuff doesn't get moved. I'm sure your daughter would rather be living independently anyway so hopefully she will find somewhere new soon.

cityquilter grace said...

oh swooze, i can hear the chaos and discouragement in your words...choosing one thing to work on is probably the right way to go right now...once the air is clear can dive in and get re-organized again...it happens to all of us sometime...inch by inch life's a cinch...

QuiltSwissy said...

Hugs to you,my sweet friend. You can celebrate,when you get your room back again! At least you found your stuff!

Love ya! glen