I've done as much as I can in the house for now. There are a couple boxes that ended up there and should have been in the Cottage. So they sit until I can get someone to move them for me. Or a couple of people. And a forklift. Yes, it's fabric. I'm also pretty positive that there are boxes in the back that should be in the house.
One thing is I have way too many quilts.
There are some with which that I will never part -- you know, my first quilt, first paper piecing, first applique, first whatever. Then there are those that I've collected at auctions from such designers as Carrie Nelson, Brenda Riddle, Kimberly Jolly, etc. Then there are quilts that I've received as gifts. All of the above are in their forever home.
But there are those quilts that I made just because I wanted to use a color, a fabric line, try a pattern and/or technique, maybe go out of my box a bit, or just make it for the sake of sewing. Had a ton of fun with all of them, but they won't ever be used by me. Perhaps young folks would like the brighter ones. I did find the box containing the two quilts that I made for Brenda Riddle's retirement home project. I feel so badly that those haven't been quilted and off to her. That's going to be Number Uno on my things-to-do list! The backings weren't in that box -- the packer's fault because they were stacked together -- so I will search today for those.
Today I start tackling this.
I've opened some of them looking for things. Those ones way at the top of the stack are books. They're over my head. Enter the forklift! I should have looked more closely at previous pictures taken. I've been searching and searching for my shredder. Yep, there it is sitting on the mantle.
Those boxes were plunked down two months ago yesterday. Now I'm able to get around without a walker and it's time to dive in. Oh, wait, no diving. No more trips to ER. This will be a slow and steady process.
I went out there thirty minutes before sunrise to assess the situation. I had to laugh out loud at my shadow heading back to the house. Hair in a lopsided ponytail, pajamas, and a weird angle from the motion light behind me. Looks like one of those funny mirrors at the carnival!
I have been sewing a bit on BOM packages that have arrived since my move. More on that later!