Please don’t tell me off for not posting about sewing lately – I’ve been terribly busy and stressed out with the move and looking for work!
Yours & c.,
OK, so, I don’t actually have to hand in a sick note like at school, but I have been feeling bad about not having done any sewing lately. I have been wanting to, but all that I can think about at the moment is getting all these things sorted out – the same thing has made it really hard for me to write anything. I’m hoping that now I’m actually up here in Nottingham and we’ve put a holding deposit down on an apartment (more about that in a sec) I’ve got a little less to worry about and a bit more ‘head-space’ for writing and sewing.
Having said that, I did do a little bit of work on the Zombie Antoinette dress last night, but my wrists started hurting really quickly (I think because I’d been lumping around heavy boxes earlier in the evening), so I only did a little bit. My camera is still dead, so no photos – plus it’s just the lining, which is rather dull!
While I remember – my MA mark has been 100% confirmed by the examiners now. Yay!
And now a little bit about our apartment! Well, the thing that perhaps excites me the most … (insert drum-roll here) … it’s 18th century!!!!! WEEEE!!! Yes, I am excessively excited about this fact. There aren’t really any period features left, unfortunately, but it has lovely high ceilings and the large windows (I can’t recall, but The Boy thinks they’re still sash windows rather than modern PVC ones. Huzzah!). The outside still looks very period if you look above the restaurants that are on the ground floor, and the entrance is pretty, too.
Other exciting non-historical things about the apartment: large lounge/diner/kitchen; en suite for myself and The Boy (I’m excited at the prospect of having somewhere to do my hair/make-up and being able to get little storage boxes and shelves. Sad, but true!); large hallway (for bookshelves!) and, my favourite thing… there’s a cupboard off the hallway that’s actually pretty big and has lighting in it – it’s an L-shape and is probably around 1.5m x 2m.
Well, it’s big enough to fit a small desk and a chair as well as the hoover and other necessary bits. Guess who’s going to have a little office to shut herself up in to write! I am far, far too excited at this prospect!! (Yes, sorry about all the exclamation marks in this post! Oops.)
When we were originally talking about moving, we were considering living further out from the city centre and could have got a three-bed place in our price range in those locations, leaving a study space/spare room. We decided to stick to the city centre a long time ago since we don’t drive, so I’ve been happy with the thought of not having an office. This feels like such a great bonus, now.
A room of one’s own… or, at least, a room of my own that I get to share with the hoover, but I’m OK with that. Having a door I can close on noise and distraction is the important thing and I am so lucky to be getting that.