But I didn't count on taking the bookcase out of the house and putting it in the Cabin to make way for the new sofas we have ordered. So once again the house is in upheaval, and there is an enormous pile of books and boardgames on the lounge floor and half way up the wall. Goodness knows where they will go now!
And the Cabin is also in a state of mayhem. Shelving units had to be emptied so they can be replaced by the bookcase, and I have worked solidly for three days trying to organise the space. Of course, rummaging through my craft materials is fun, but it is also proving quite stressful. I never realised how much I had collected, since I have a habit of not finding what I want and just buying more. The other day Sian wrote about glue and it made me think about the different types that I use. And when I gathered them together they filled two boxes boxes, one with assorted tapes and one with glues (shown here) .....
And I also found lots of empty Pritt Sticks. I so hate how you can't get to that last bit in the tube. And so I scraped it out and loaded it into one - result - one nearly full tube.
So, I now have tidy boxes and an endless supply of tapes and glues. Enough to last me for some time and I shall work on putting it away so I know where to find it in future. That way I won't feel the urge to buy even more!
And just when my momentum was flagging I had a wonderful and unexpected surprise. My friend Melanie is over from Australia and she phoned last night and wanted to know if I was free today to meet. So the Cabin was abandoned and we went to visit 'my girls' as it has been several years since Melanie last saw them.
Melanie has gone now and so it is time to go back into the Cabin and carry on. This really is proving harder and taking longer than I expected, but I need to press on because I know it will be worthwhile in the end.