I love to clean.
that was kind of a lie...or really a statement that needs qualifying because I don't like to "clean" clean.
You know, the every day stuff you have to do because it is required and expected that your family don't live in filth. I hate that cleaning, it just seems like such a waste of useful sewing time.
But, I do it.... about 50 weeks a year.
2 weeks a year I get sick or life gets really hectic and my DH and I agree that the nice lady who lives near us and LOVES to clean could use some extra work. Well, tomorrow is Valentine's day and a house cleaner is so much more fun to me than flowers...also I lifted, carted and sold well over 250 pea straw bales last week before a nice nursery man bought the rest (thank you SOOOO much!), so I felt a little bonus could be fitted into the budget.
So, guess what, yesterday while the nice lady cleaned the house, I did fun cleaning, the cleaning I love! I sorted out my sewing room..and while it may not be perfect it is a lot better than this!
Far too much running in and running out had been occurring!
The good thing about cleaning, other than being able to focus on your work afterwards, is that you find all the stuff you have been missing ...or even forgot you had.
Here is a selection.....
A complete Nancy Halvorsten kit I got for my birthday a few years ago.
The Gingerbread House pattern I found on eBay after not being able to find anything like May Britt's Japanese houses patterns....and an order from the FQS that got sat under something big-it is mainly Spring Fling.
We also have my red and whites for when I was going to be really organized next time I made Clare more blocks...so now I can make even more blocks!
My pinking shears- that were in the magazine rack! And my clear open toe applique foot that I was just about to replace.-see I could now tell my DH that getting a house cleaner was an economy because it saved money!!!
Also found my friendship blocks from Cynthia's swap. I remember I put these down to try and think about what I could do about the points not meeting...... I think I had better just sew it and not worry.
I also found my favourite pin cushion and needle case, I received it for a birthday swap a few years ago. Look how cute it wraps up......
An even happier note than all these treasures to finish on, is that now my main sewing desk looks like this-
So much easier to be creative when your work area is free of clutter....next post you may get to see all the flimsies I have found!
Have a great day...and suggest you get a cleaner instead of flowers or chocs-feels much more decadent and is far less fattening!
Have a great day, Tracey