Tuesday, July 2, 2019

One Monthly Goal :: July 2019

Summer is officially upon us and we are officially moved into the de Jong Lake House. There is chaos everywhere because it is impossible to unpack when the kitchen, mudroom, pantry, and laundry room are all being renovated! We are making do with a crockpot, secondhand microwave, and far too much eating out, but we are a few weeks away from being able to enjoy our upgrades. 

Speaking of upgrades, I no longer have a craft room, I have a sewing studio! The previous owners used the 29' x 28' space as a play room, but I claimed it as my play room, which I am naming Vesper View Studio. 

This is how it looked on closing day.

The big change we made was to replace the carpet with cork.

Then we changed the yellow stripes to Vesper Violet. 

Finally, we changed the yellow can lights to bright daylight tiles.

Then, I moved all my stuff in. My room suddenly doesn't seem so big!

I've been focused on the renovations upstairs, as well as dealing with brain injury crashes, so I haven't been able to spend a lot of time getting things sorted downstairs. I'm not ambitious enough to make an organized sewing studio my One Monthly Goal!

Instead, my goal is to catch up on my TBI Temperature Quilt. This is the quilt I'm making this year to document my 15th year of living with a brain injury.

I haven't sewn any blocks for nearly a month! I do have a pretty good idea of when my crashes are because of my Fit Bit, and I can also use my summaries to tell when I napped. We are headed to the Netherlands to see my in-laws at the end of the month, so I have a bit of a fire under my backside to catch up before then!

I'm hoping, too, that by working on a little project, it will give me the push I need to find my rulers and figure out a good arrangement for everything. Maybe my August OMG will be to have my sewing studio ready for (virtual) tours and (real life) visitors!

To see more pictures of my progress, check out #VesperViewStudio on Instagram. If you want to see our upstairs renovations, look for #deJongLakeHouse. To see what I'm currently working on, follow me at deJongDreamHouse.

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