I had the sudden and energetic urge to redo the entire house this morning after my second cup of coffee. After about ten minutes I regained my sanity and settled my sights on something slightly more achievable. I moved everything off the front porch/entryway, swept, and rearranged it (mostly the plants). I put a bunch … Continue reading Cookbook Cleanout
My heart is heavy and I couldn’t get past it to write any blog posts. Just now I decided to face up to it and just post and get it over with. Friday we lost Smokey. He was hit by a car. I found out through a neighborhood post about a grey and white cat … Continue reading The past week
Looking forward to seeing dear friends today! Moppet is over the moon. 😊 The order of the bookcases has rather disintegrated so I'm reordering them and dusting as I go. Just remember to keep the Pledge and the coffee separate.
This is just a short tour. Everything is now labeled (important when most things are in identical drawers). I grouped all of the fabric and sewing supplies/books on the left and all of the yarn/knitting supplies and shop things on the right. Almost all of the notions are in the small drawers under the sewing … Continue reading Craft Room
Having extracted myself from Facebook, the time had come to reorganize my methods of communication. The first task was consolidating all of my contact information in one place. I have emails and phone numbers (and a few mailing addresses) on my phone, and the rest of the mailing addresses on an ancient Word document in … Continue reading Correspondence
The usual definition of destashing is "to reduce your accumulation of fabric/yarn/whatever by selling it or donating it." I'm choosing to destash by using items that have languished. Periodically I will acquire yarn or fabric as a gift, from a child who no longer needs it, or (sadly) from a sale I couldn't pass up. … Continue reading Destashing
We've spent the last two days doing some rearranging. The blue-green yarn featured I just picked up this afternoon! It took them 6 weeks to find and order it. Now I can finally start the sweater I said I was going to start back in May!
Our last Presanctified Liturgy for this year is this evening. Bread for antidoron and to have at the potluck supper afterward is cooling downstairs. A coconut cream pie is chilling in the fridge. My sewing area has been partly resurrected in a corner of our room. I gave up the prior space to provide more … Continue reading Wednesday
Around lunch I braved the attic and brought down all of the fabric. I took up all of the good china and a few other odds and ends. Then I put the fabric (most of it) in drawers and shoehorned the rest on the shelves in my room. I hate that over-stuffed look, but now … Continue reading Accessible Fabric
I have needed to do something to organize and contain my various crochet hooks and knitting needles for some time. Remember my old case? I repurposed a cervical dilator kit to make it. It wasn't too bad when I was only crocheting, but then I took up knitting too, and got a lot of … Continue reading Organizing the Hooks and Needles