Thursday, September 24, 2009

Studio to work?

Last year I had a emergency hospital stay that, thankfully revealed no problems. The cause was deemed to be stress; my hubby and I decided to quit our job--both working together about 60 hours each week and living where we worked! We moved out and into my daughters home and started looking for other jobs. Little did we know that the downturn in the economy was upon us and it took months to get a part time job and a commission only job that is really the pits! Anyway, we are still living with my daughter by necessity. I lovingly say: "we live in a studio apartment with a bathroom down the hall!" We took over their family room. With most of our stuff in storage, we make do with a desk and book cases for my husbands study, a recliner with the TV on a chest of drawers, and of course a bed. Where do I create, you say? Well, I have a sofa table that sets up against the other chest of drawers that holds my sewing machine. I sit on the bed and pull it up close to sew. I have stacks of boxes in a corner, with all my fabrics. I use an ironing board for beading. I set it up in front of the recliner to work. It's not pretty, but it works! Oh to have more space! Maybe sometime soon!

12 comments:

Splendid Little Stars said...

Wow, Linda! My heart goes out to you!
Yet your lovely spirit shines through!

Anitra Cameron said...

You've taken something that would discourage so many people out of creating at all, and made it work, and done it with grace and good humor! I can't help but feel the pay-off is already in the works for you and yours!

Patch said...

You let me know that I'm not the only one that have this situation.. crafting for living.. living in not my own home.. everywhere is a crafting table..
Thank you and Good luck!!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Your positive attitude is wonderful! And the fact that you are still crafting...love it :)

BeadedTail said...

Your wonderful spirit and attitude comes through! It's great how you've made a space to craft!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I've officially decided I need to stop complaining about not having enough space for my crafty stuff in my one bedroom apartment! I love how cheerful your able to be even though the situation is rough!

NICO Designs said...

I appreciate the fact that you find a way to craft despite the lack of space and trying to find a job. I am hopeful that things will begin to look up quickly for you both.

And thank you, Linda, for leaving comments on my blog. It matters to us that others listen/read, and give their time at this time.

erika

Judy Nolan said...

You are certainly making the most out of a tiny space. Good for you for not letting space issues deter you from crafting!

storybeader said...

I'm sorry that I missed your history before... if you had told us. What a joy to have children that you love and love you (I hope). I am childless, and wonder sometime (often, I guess) what will happen to me in my old age. Even though you seem well adjusted, I hope you get that larger space soon. {:-D

Kathleen said...

Praying for you! (and for the economy!!!) Great way to compensate for the small space =)

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I'm glad you are still able to create in such a small space!

Good luck with the house hunt :)

Tulips Talking said...

Inspirational! Its awesome that you continue to count your blessings, a vital part of everyday.

Thank you for sharing, I had no idea.