I got sidetracked and I forgot about blogging today!
I had a very productive day yesterday - got loads written and hopefully able to share with you all soon.
In addition to cleaning up the sewing UFOs, I'm trying to make a dent in some of the other areas of the house. Well actually, there is only ONE area, besides the studio that needs some work. The dining room/my office has become a dumping ground for anything that doesn't fit in the rest of the house. And wouldn't it be great to have room to actually work on paperwork - my favourite thing.
So what happens when people give me stuff? Yep - it usually ends up along this wall. There are quilt books, pet mats, stuff from the guild, and stuff that is waiting to be donated.
|Stuff to deal with|
As much as I do find the occasional treasure among all this stuff, I'm going to start saying NO. I just don't have time to deal with and don't want to deal with this kind of stuff anymore. So if you're thinking of giving me something, don't ask!
I received a number of bags of quilting books. Most are older books, but I did (finally) sort through them. I'm not done, but it was easy to sort out the ones that I for sure don't want. There is still a stack on my kitchen table that needs to be dealt with.
|Three bags of quilt books|
|Two bags of recipe books and a box of novels|
So the other night, I went through the two bags of recipe books. I kept ONE book - the original cookbook that I have had for years. Not that I ever use it, but well - I had to keep one. There is so much on the internet these days, who uses a recipe book?
Then there was ONE bag full of recipes clipped from magazines, recipes given to me by others. What am I going to do with all that????
|One bag of magazine clippings and other ????|
And so, there is one box of recipe books, one box of quilting books and one box of novels that are waiting to go.
|The donation pile begins|
I need to find a nice dry spot to store this until I can go through more stuff and then call the donation people to come pick up everything. Plus there is stuff in the garage!
There are a few more things in that dining room that don't belong to me or are slated for another home. What I need to do is to get them to their proper home.
I have some free weekends coming up and I hope to get myself busy and make a good dent in there. At least now, I'm motivated to make it happen. Just need the time.
And on that note, I'm off to get more stuff done today!
Have a super day!