Is There Joy In Organizing?

The bathroom remodel is finally done. The last trim pieces were installed, and the varnish on the vanity (and isn’t that a great name for a novel?) has cured long enough to organize the drawers and cupboard.

The vanity that Stewart built

The vanity that Stewart built

I should be thrilled, but I’m not. Storage in the old bathroom was minimal, so now that we have more room I’ll be moving items from other cabinets into the new bathroom. That means there will be holes on shelves all around the house. The sensible part of my brain tells me to look at the new-found space with a view to better efficiency. The selfish part of my brain says, “Stuff the shelves with overflow from the sewing room!”

The sewing room is looking pretty bad these days. The projects I left before heading out to Art Quilt Santa Fe did not magically make themselves. Also, I came back with more treasures.

Lani Longshore deer pin

This pin depicts deer in the desert, but I’m seeing reindeer that can go with my Space Viking series (don’t ask about the connection – it makes sense to me).

Thanks, Betty!

Thanks, Betty!

This is a piece of hand-painted silk Betty Busby gave me. I have many ideas, and some new silk batting to use.

Lani Longshore bird toy

This is a toy that Gale Oppenheim-Pietrzak gave me. It flashes different colors when you squeeze it. I had hoped to post a video of the light show, but technology has thwarted me. My ancient phone and camera aren’t compatible with the systems on our Linux-based computers. Perhaps someday I’ll be able to post it. And my sewing room will be tidy. And my projects will finish themselves. And pigs will fly.

Luck and wisdom!

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3 Responses to “Is There Joy In Organizing?”

  1. Violet Carr Moore Says:

    Repeat after me. I will not store anything in Stewart’s new vanity that does not belong in a bathroom.

    The good news with this new space, you can store Costco-size toilet tissue, paper towels, and soaps. Less shopping trips will give you more time to organize your sewing room.

  2. fuzzyredsocks Says:

    Lani, you never cease to amaze me with your wit and wonderful sense of humor. Thanks for once again brightening my day.

  3. timetowritenow Says:

    I agree with Carol in your humor brightens my day too, although it’s night now that I’m reading it. I like your treasures.

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