Wednesday, February 01, 2012
I visited my friend Angela yesterday afternoon to give her the patchwork fabric kindly sent by Amanda Greenwood of Kiwiquilters - Angela having got interested in p&q after I gave her the red and grey recycled quilt you will have seen late last year. As I was telling Angela about the above mentioned tidying, she suggested that I turn the room into a studio.
Lightbulbs flashed. In my garage, I had a futon-style couch-that-opens-into-a-double-bed belonging to another friend, Haley, who didn't want it. I measured it, the room, and then all the various pieces of furniture I wanted to re-arrange, and drew it up on paper. It all fitted. I would like readers to know that this is the only thing I am anal about. Really.
I put the queen-sized wooden bed on TradeMe that evening, and it was gone by 9.30 this morning. Gone. Removed. I lured Haley over with the offer of a cup of coffee and then made her help me cart the futon and a table from the garage into the room. I had already moved the Scotch chest out, and eased the computer table and trolley contained all my school books around the corner.
I'm pretty pleased with the outcome. I gave Haley an office chair on wheels that I didn't need but she did. I'll do something else nice for Angela.