Wednesday, July 23, 2008

It's so hard to say good-bye...

Dear Craft/Sewing Room,
We really had some good times. All of the costumes, the mending, the altering, the quilt finishing and the hemming. Not to mention the little projects like hot gluing, floral arranging, gift wrapping etc... Remember the day I brought home my new sewing machine that I ordered from HSN! That was an awesome day. Those were some great memories, I'm so glad I got to share them with you.
I want you to know that for the time that I had you up until now, you were a dream come true. I never thought I would have my own special room, just for me and my hobbies. But, alas, it's time to move on. I want you to know that you did nothing wrong. You were there for me for every project. Especially those ones that went on forever, you know those ones that kept us up until all hours of the night because my perfectionism would kick in. You would listen to my music for hours and hours and listen to me sing along. I appreciate how you never complained about how messy I left you or gave me a guilt trip when you hadn't seen me for awhile. You totally accepted me for me. I will treasure your memory always, but it's time to let you go.
You see it's time for me to get ready for a baby. He will be joining our family someday hopefully in the near future. And you know how I am about being prepared and organized so I have to get ready now. I know you will love your new look as a nursery. I went to great lengths to find just the right bedding and colors.
I hope you will enjoy your new life as the designated home for our precious little one. I know you will miss the old music but the new stuff is soft and sweet, I know it will grow on you. I know you will feel empty for awhile, but just wait, you will be full of the greatest noises ever known, a baby cooing and yes some crying from time to time, but his giggles will make you all warm and fuzzy. The smell might get kinda nasty but I will do my best to keep a fresh wall flower going and I am really good at getting those stinky diapers out of the house right away.
Here are some pictures to remember you by...
That was then...
This is now.
Remember when I organized all those bins!
And I know how hard it will be to not share the same space with the beloved "Leg Lamp". Don't worry she found a new home in the theater room.
That empty closet will soon be full of baby clothes!
See how darling you are all up close and personal!
So I hope you enjoy this new season of your life. I will miss you, maybe someday our paths will cross again...like in twenty years.
With Much Love,
Jessica

13 comments:

Jessica said...

(Your music is always so funny.)

I was looking through PBkids and saying to Ryan, "I wish I was like Jessica and could look at this expensive stuff and know I could make/refinish half of it myself." And then you post this, just to illustrate my point.

Becky said...

Two questions...

Where did you guys find a leg lamp? And then for sure it will be a boy? You are so handy...the room looks great!

Mrs Ana said...

Do you know for sure it's going to be a Boy? The room looks adorable!I wish I could be there for Maya's baptism. You know you need me there. You know I'm the only sane one in this crazy family. If only our New England vacation wasn't this year. I would hop on a plane in a heart beat!!! Love you tons!!!

Ilene said...

LOVE the beadboard. That room is so happy. I need to get a-working on my own...

The sewing room had a good run... maybe it's time to put Aric out of the closet and move him into the laundry room. You deserve a sewing room...

kc and k said...

Love it! That's one lucky baby you have headed your way!

day in the life of a prince said...

I love your room!!! It's so cute! Not that I'm surprised or anything, I know how cute the rest of you house is!!

Mahina said...

love the music! you are funny!

the new room looks great! so, i am assuming you are going to get a boy? that's what we would want if we find ourselves on the same path as you are!

i hope that little boy joins your family very soon! he has a beautiful room just waiting to be filled with his sounds and smells!

Melissa-Mc said...

It was very nice of your craft room to make this sacrifice! Everything looks great.

AMY said...

Yes, you could say you might be attached to that old sewing room... but I bet it will have better memories where it's heading.

Monica Kay said...

the nursery is adorable!!! wanna do mine in like 5 years?? :)

Lindsay said...

Look at all of your hardwork! The bedding and curtains are adorable, good pick! So happy for you, what a lucky little boy!

Lauren in GA said...

It looks so, so, so fantastic. Bravo! I love it!

I am sure the Craft/Sewing room appreciates your heartfelt goodbye. It was a beautiful farewell...kind of like a break up where you said..."It's not you...it's me Craft/Sewing room...it is just time...but we will always have Rio..er..I mean the memories.

Meghann said...

Wow, the finished bedroom looks awesome!!! Our neighborhood Handy Manny. :)