So yesterday, I said I might have to move to a smaller house. Elle pointed out that I might like to walk around my existing home (with less stuff) and enjoy it. And you know what? She's right! It's such a joy to walk around with ease in the same space where I had to hop over things to get from A to B. I know - not safe, and how ridiculous. Or something would fall off a shelf if I passed too near.
I have to confess that I even opened the door to that storage room several times yesterday to admire my efforts and appreciate the openness. AH -- what a relief. What a sense of FREEDOM.
I'm learning here - it's not been an easy process, but when I think of the amount of time spent accumulating things and then how much time I've spent dealing with those things and managing, sorting, etc. - what a HUGE waste of time. But that's all in the past. I'm moving on, and I'm quite happy.
Someone who might not be so happy this morning is Diane! Oh yes -- I arranged to drop off all that flannel at her house so she could sort through it all. I did offer to take some of it back once she sorted through it. She must not have appreciated the quantity, or she didn't alert her husband because as I handed him the bags discreetly through the door, he kept asking, "Is that it?"
In return, I got one bag filled with quilt backings and quilt tops, and I don't think there were any leftovers from these kits.
I did remove a couple of huge flannel pieces, and they are now sitting in the backing area for the community projects. No sense adding to the mess I already dumped on her. I love you, Diane!!!!
But look what I found. Yep -- I was hooked on novelty prints. Two different colorways of Canadian Idol fabric. How cool is that? I think I was going to make PJs from it. But that never happened, so these pieces will become the backing for a quilt.
|Finished quilt tops from Diane|
|Paper piecing station|
|A stack of completed arcs for the double wedding ring quilts|
|Half of the arcs are trimmed|
|The arcs to MY version of the double wedding ring quilt|
|Handmade Valentine's Day card from Mom|
|New projects in the mySewnet blog|
|Customer quilt - DONE|
|Eight sets left to sew|