The beginning of this year has afforded me a lot of opportunity to think about my future, both immediate and long term. What I want out of my life immediately, in the near future, and in the distant future. There are some things that are abstract, and others that are concrete. I am not going to detail these things here, however one aspect is organization. Right now I am working on sorting and organizing all of my craft supplies. The current job, since yarn, periodicals/patterns, and fiber are finished, is my weaving supplies. I have a great rolling laundry basket I had purchased last year, and it occurred to me that the 8/2 cotton I have for weaving towels would do great in cloth boxes in the bottom of the laundry hamper, then if I put another cloth box on top I can put reeds, shuttles, etc, in that box. I believe some of my supplies like the sticks to hold crosses and rag shuttles are going to have to be stored upright beside or behind the boxes. I will get photographs to show you how well this does/does not work out. I have a plastic box I am using for bobbins, spare parts, oils, etc. for my Schacht Ladybug spinning wheel. I am not sure if I want to find something different or not. My Spinolution Firefly is a little more difficult to store as I have two flyer heads for it (one quite large). I had hoped to be able to at least continue my gigantic plying project, however upon further reflection there is no need to risk further damage to my wrist.
In the midst of all of this organizing I was thinking about my home. When I get a full-time job I fully intend to move to where I will be working and purchase a house. If it is possible for me to commute for a few years that would be ideal, I can save up to put a good down-payment on a house, find the precise property I want, and organize everything for moving. It has also become apparent that the large pieces of furniture in my home might become refreshed with a simple change in color scheme. Right now everything is either stark white or very dark. I am planning on getting some paint chips to change this.
This week, in addition to my usual workload, I intend to corral my weaving supplies as well as my spinning supplies. My final crafty home related task is to pick up some paint chips to tape to my furniture.
Remember to Live Life a Little More Abstract!