Oftentimes the right thing to do is a really hard thing to do. This past year has been a big challenge for me to realign my life into something that I want. In order to do that I felt like I had to destroy my partners life and that was very painful to think about. I never wanted to hurt anyone else but I had to decide to either continue to live sad, lonely and depressed or change and accept the hurt that being honest with myself and everyone else will cause. My divorce was finalized yesterday. My ex-husband leaves the state tomorrow for a new job and I really hope he is successful. The corgis are all staying with me. My little Corgi Cottage is coming together and we are working on selling our previous home. I’m hopeful that 2016 will be a year of rebuilding and joy. I’ve got a lot of things I want to do with my quilting and art as a way to heal. Working on the Corgi Cottage has been a lot of fun getting things setup. The yard needs a lot of work but the corgis love it already.
Setting up my sewing space has been a process. I have to rethink a lot of organizational ideas and how I’ll be hanging things. The closet is able to hold a lot of stuff and I plan on sewing some fabric baskets to organize smaller things so they don’t get lost. It’s also a great way to use up a ton of scraps. The room is a great size overall and has so much light I love it. I’m about 70% setup. I have to repaint one of my peg boards and then mount that for my rulers, mount my TV on the wall and a shelf for my Roku and blu-ray player. I have a good amount of artwork that needs to be hung around the house.
My closet is pretty full of stuff so I have to make a list of UFOs and get to working on either re-purposing some of them or finishing them. I’m now storing my thread in bins by color in the closet so I don’t have so much on my walls. I think it will also be better for the life of the embroidery thread. I still love my scrap penny jars – I have a box of scraps I need to sit and sort through by color so the jars will be filled up some more! Right now I have them sitting on my bookshelf but I may install a few shelves above my cutting table and put them up there. As long as I can reach them easily with a footstool I think they will work being displayed up high.
I still have a box of precuts I haven’t unpacked yet that need to go on the bookshelf so that space will be very colorful when I’m finished. I had to sell the tall foldout cutting table I had because it just wouldn’t fit in my new room. I have a long sturdy table now but I may need to put it on risers so my back doesn’t kill me when I’m cutting a ton of fabric for a while. I don’t think it’ll be too difficult to do though.
2015 was a year of Simplifying for me. I downsized my things, my life, my home. I really want 2016 to be the year I explore new ideas, rebuild my life and figure out who I am. My word for the year is reconnect. And now – photo updates!
A very corgi Christmas #kawaii #corgi #onesie A photo posted by Katie Vickery (@magnoliafly) on
Long neck Cornwallis #tortoise #tortoises #greektortoise #testudograeca #tortoisevideo #tortoisehatchling #herps #herp #reptile A video posted by Katie Vickery (@magnoliafly) on
How dare you disturb me in my nest #corgi #corgisgonnacorg #barkbark #pembrokewelshcorgi #corgination A photo posted by Katie Vickery (@magnoliafly) on
He’s crazy for Brussels sprouts #cornwallisthetort #tortoisevideo #tortoise #herp #reptile #🐢 #greektortoise #testudograeca A video posted by Katie Vickery (@magnoliafly) on
Having a fun day doing errands before my cruise next week! #selfie #bunnyxproductions #addictedtoaqua A photo posted by Katie Vickery (@magnoliafly) on
The corgis approve of the sunroom and love to watch for the mail lady #pembrokewelshcorgi #cardiganwelshcorgi #corgi #corgisofinstagram #corgisgonnacorg #owl #ikea A photo posted by Katie Vickery (@magnoliafly) on
Bernie likes the IKEA chair in the sunroom #quilts #quiltladder #bourbonmoth #pembrokewelshcorgi #corgi #owl #ikea A photo posted by Katie Vickery (@magnoliafly) on