Mid February Already!

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There has been a lot of silence and crickets from my neck of the woods over the last few weeks. So what has been going on in my world?

Flooring Finished! Our poorly timed project is done! The holidays are not a good time to try to take on this type of project. We had the time off and thought it would be good to put this on the agenda. Bottom line.. too much stress, especially if you are hosting the holiday at all. Lesson learned and hopefully not to be repeated!

Holidays! Worked hard, Great time with Family and then some down time to sew and relax. All good!

Quilting! Oh yes I have been! I successfully finished piecing the Collaboration Quilt – which will get it’s own post soon. A small Spider Web throw was made using this template and the largest size option. There were scraps left over, and for me this always presents a challenge! I used the very same Spider Web template to create these smaller kaleidoscopes. I started adding in pieces of an older quilt that was never finished – the pastels. Cut it Up!! This is where it is at on the design wall:

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Sewing! I have been doing a little garment sewing. This is something that I have always dabbled in. Now it is about getting the best fit and making something fun! I downloaded this Class by Marcy and Katerine Tilton from Craftsy:

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And here was my end result:

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KonMari! This book:

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A hot bed of excitement all over the place! Can it be life changing? Well I think so! So far, I have completely gone through all of my clothing, organized drawers and the closet. Everything folded in such a way that I can open a drawer and see exactly what I have. This aspect of my life feels less stressful. I (almost) look forward to doing the laundry and putting things back in a meaningful way. Numerous other spots have been gone through and I am learning to really only keep what “brings me joy”. I have started on the very daunting basement. I have miles to go, but have had a great start. Three trips so far to donate unwanted items AND the sale of a sewing machine and old stained glass supplies! This feels very successful.

All the quiet here, does not mean I have been still!!

Enjoy the day!

Pam

 

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