Today is the day! What day is that you ask? Today is finally the day that Mr. Sparkles and I move out of our apartment so that the much talked about hardwood floors can be entirely replaced. Not just a sanding, or a few floor boards, but all of it ripped up and a new floor laid. We can’t even believe it is finally happening, considering we’ve only been requesting it prior to us moving in fifteen months ago. To say we’ve had to bring the fight to the floor would be an understatement!
So as we speak, there are removalists packing up our entire apartment including my sewing studio. (The agony!) Mind you, this is the second time this has happened, so I’m getting to be a bit of an expert. Not many people can say they’ve moved in/out of their own home three times! We will be staying nearby in a serviced apartment for the next twelve days until we move back in and start unpacking again. Please send sparkle thoughts that this floor replacement goes as well as I’m hoping it will! I need a shiny new catwalk to sashay down, stat!
But listen: I am not taking my sewing machine.
I know. It scares me too. I might actually turn into a raving lunatic with separation anxiety. To help calm the nerves, I am taking two quilts that need the binding hand-stitched down. I also have a magazine article to write and a few pictures to take. Plus, I’ll have a laptop so I can start editing some patterns the Glitterati Army has been proof reading for me. It’s going to be a sparse two weeks, but I’m hoping I’ll manage to get some non-sewing items done.
Now, I also need to take a moment to warn you that my schedule over the next two months is insane. After I move back into our newly floored apartment, I’m home a week before I leave for QuiltCon West. Immediately after that weekend I am staying in California for a week for work. As soon as I arrive home, I’m on annual leave for a week to celebrate Mardi Gras (Sydney’s LGBT Pride Event) as I have a friend visiting from L.A., and another friend visiting from Luxembourg. I go back to work for nine days, and then Mr. Sparkles and I are off on a holiday together: starting with a Madonna concert here in Sydney, and then two weeks in San Francisco. That brings me back to some normalcy on Monday, 04 April.
It’s already April, y’all! I will try my best to chime in around here every once in a while, but with all that going on, it’s going to be hard to keep the pace up. Plus, I don’t want to add extra stress to the situation, because there will be plenty already! So know that I haven’t abandoned my blog, I just might not be physically present to keep it going with as much content as usual.
All that said, if anyone would like to host Sunday Stash over the next two months, it would be a really great help! Just leave a comment with the Sunday you want, and I’ll try to squeeze everyone in to something that accommodates all of us. It will be like playing a game of hot potato, but with fabric! I do ask that if you host, you also include a giveaway (anything with any rules) which will help amplify Sunday Stash!
Thanks everyone for your patience and constant support! Remember, you can always Instagram (molli_sparkles), follow me on Bloglovin’, or Glitter Your Inbox with direct e-mails for all posts. (There’s a submission box on the sidebar). Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go pet my fabric one last time before it gets imprisoned in a cardboard box!