Well, here it is, almost time for February quilting, and I haven’t posted about our January quilting day. I was very lazy, I guess, and I never even took one photo.
As always, it was a fun, delightful day, and I enjoyed visiting with all of my quilting girls. There are always stories to tell, and lots of laughter.
I sewed a Parkview quilt top, and ALMOST got it put together, but not quite. I still haven’t finished it. Maybe I will get that done on Saturday when we meet again.
Renea’s name was drawn and she chose white tonal fabrics, and I DIDN’T EVEN GET A PHOTO OF THE FABRIC! What was wrong with me???? I did, however, go google image searching and I found a photo I could use. I mean, what’s a blog post without a photo?????
So what else have I been up to? Same same. Working, sleeping after work in my loveseat/recliner, watching tv, and on the weekends, doing a little junkin’ and when I can, visiting my great nephew and his grandma (my sissypoo).
Last weekend, I literally kicked my sweetie out of the house so I could declutter. He left for Minneapolis on Friday night and returned at 8pm Sunday evening. I got a lot done, but not as much as I would have liked. I have a lot more to do. I did deliver a load to our local Goodwill though. I thought I would have another load on Sunday, but when I started working in my office, I ended up doing a lot of paper shredding, and filing, and cleaning out drawers, so I only got one box. I need to jump back into my office closet again. That seems to be where I stuff everything to get it out of sight, and put things I’m not sure I want to keep or not. I’m a long way from finished, but what I do have done, feels good.
I plan on going through every room in my house, and every closet and every dresser and every hiding place, and when I am finished, maybe I will feel unchained. My friend Amy described what I am feeling as paralyzing. I knew how I felt, but she put the words to it. When I feel overwhelmed with clutter, even though I can’t see most of it, I know it is there, and I know it needs to go. When I know things needs to be done, but I don’t have the energy or motivation to do it, it stops me from doing anything else creative, like sewing, or quilting. I keep telling people I think I was the most happy when I lived in a little apartment and didn’t have as much. Stuff clutters my home and my mind, and it really does affect me.
Maybe my new word for 2016 should be DECLUTTER.