Saturday, November 16, 2013


I know I haven't posted in a LONG time.  I have been busy, too tired, internet too slow, etc., but I can't help myself.  When I read some other blogs, I get soooo inspired and want to share.  So, I am going to give it another go.  I read Facebook and don't like to post there.  I like the blog better...just feels more intimate and close.  It is hard to find time to post, but I am going to work on getting on a different time schedule here at the house and a different routine.  I will just have to fit in the blog post.  It is easy right now, because Jim went out hunting and I have the house (internet) to myself so it is not as slow.

I have been spending some time cleaning out closets and cubby holes, moving furniture around and it seem that right now, my house is in a bigger mess than when I started.  This weekend I am concentrating on cleaning up the mess.  And trying to get it a bit more organized.  My main complaint is that I can't find what I know I have so that I can use it and I don't want to go out and buy another because I have one somewhere.  I am making a little bit of a headway.  I am also trying to remember the rule:  If you haven't used it in the past 24 months (gotta give myself some time there), it should leave the house.  Note:  That rule does not apply to fabric and books.  I will get around to using them at some point and I have been good about  not bringing new ones in to the house in several months.  I have had a book The House That Cleans Itself at least for a year and found it while cleaning.  I started reading it last night.  I am going to put a few practices in place.  One suggestion was that we all have one place in the house that is our home base zone.  Each person needs to recognize where that is for them.  It could be the kitchen sink, the upstairs bathroom, your clothes closet, or any place that you find hard to get in to clean, but when it is done you are at total peace and all is right.  I know that mine is my quilt studio.  Not that many people go there, but when I have company over, I feel that I have to get it clean and spotless.  I find it hard to go work there (quilt or sew) if the room is in a mess and have to spend time to clean it up before I get started.  So the one main area I am cleaning today is my studio.  I have a gentleman that is to bring over a quilt top of one of his friends for me to see what I can do with it to get it finished.  I also need to work on some quick gift ideas for the meeting program Monday night.  So I need to get my space clean to work and mess it up again.  But the idea of your home base zone is that you make yourself keep it clean so you always feel that you have accomplished something.  I will take pics today and upload so you can see what I have been up to for the past....ummm 2-3 months.

Happy Sewing,