Sunday, January 15, 2017
When Shadows Shed Light
So here I am days later still putting my blue room back together (books take forever to re-shelve when you're trying to keep them in order) from the ill-fated furniture move.....but as I've said, it wasn't really ill-fated because it gave me some insight. And this morning, it also gave me a different view on an old idea.
The closet in the blue room has been a frustration to me many times. I don't keep clothes in there--there are three clothes closets in the house and I just don't have (or want) that many clothing items. I have sewing supplies, power tools, and vacuum cleaners in that closet instead. A charming assortment, don't you think? (Sorry, bad cell phone picture again.)
And there is no door on the closet. Oh, I have closet doors (new ones) but the track was defective so the doors kept falling off or getting stuck. After half a dozen repairs by four people, I said Enough! And I took the doors down. I replaced them with a clearance sale curtain rod, clearance sale curtain rings, and leftover fabric . Total "door" makeover: about $8. That was both a bargain, and a relief from annoyance. Sensible.
That's why I didn't mind having my little antique sewing machine at the foot of the guest bed in the blue room--there was no door getting in the way. But the past few days while the room has been a wreck, the machine in its handmade table has been waiting in the hallway. And I have realized that I like having that little bit of extra space open in the blue room. What to do? That 1930's Singer Featherweight is my treasure, and I actually use it for sewing.
I've thought about it before: making the closet into a little sewing room. But it has always seemed impossible.....this morning, I had a mental image of what could be done. Nice little pictures in my head of how I could make it work.
Now, I do not have the stuff I need (like paint or pretty boxes) and there is absolutely no budget for buy such. And I cannot afford to waste time on this either. However, I believe that Impossibility is when little miracles can surprise you. You just have to open the door to hope. There is always a way.
Life is good.
I kinda can't wait to see what can happen next while my imagination keeps working.