to fix the storage area, however, requires me moving everything out - a daunting task since all my fabrics and supplies are there. only the ceiling, the wall, and the insulation above the whole of that space and my studio were impacted, so i've been feeling grateful not to have to deal with wet fabric and supplies. i've also been grateful that temperatures are below freezing; what a mess if it was summer and mold started growing everywhere!
yesterday i decided that even though i had just gone through things several months ago, this was a great time to re-evaluate what i truly need to keep and what i can send on for someone else to use. i'm happy to say that i now have stacks of fabric that the Resource Center at the Mennonite Central Committee in Ephrata has assured me they will be overjoyed to receive! that makes it sooo much easier to decide to part with fabrics i really don't need; especially in light of how my work has been changing the past year.
one of the delights of going through things has been finding old work. i was particularly delighted to find this little lady (13" x 18") that i had stitched on canvas in 1968 (!):
a bit stained, she still makes me smile. i particularly like her little buttons.
: : karen anne