Monday, February 29, 2016

Free Day

Today was a free day...we will not get another "extra" one for 4 years! So today I did those things that I never have time to do...I did not think of it as Monday, I thought of it as 24 extra hours that I was gifted.

Winter or Spring??????????????

The weather keeps teasing us, is it working it way toward an early spring, or is it  going to just tease us with this warm weather, and one day we will wake up and winter will be back.
  Spring is so unpredictable, yesterday it was almost summer like, today it was ok but not as springlike, and tomorrow it is supposed to snow and blow.
 I wish it would continue to melt and get rid of this dirty snow...Some nice pretty white new snow would not be bad, but this old snow that has been hanging around is just plain depressing.
 In the process of taking down the snowman decorations...after all it is less than 30 days till Easter. And time to get out the Easter decorations..I did notice that I still have a few Christmas things still up, things that I was so used to seeing that I did not see them when I put away the Christmas things.
   Soon we will be past snow season and well into mud far as keeping the house clean, I think I like snow season better than mud season.
If I had to pick a favorite season, even though I like them all, I would pick summer as my favorite, I love being warm, my second choice would be mid fall ...lots of pretty colored leaves, cool nights, and warm days... Next would be winter... Spring is my least favorite... it is the time of the year that it seems can not make up it's mind... one day cold, one day also goes back and forth between snow and mud....both of them being slippery..

Monday, February 15, 2016

Time to sew

Now that the sewing room is workable, thought I would get started on the Christmas sewing. No time like the present, and I have a bit of time. I will get the projects done, and find a box and mark it Christmas and just put everything in there till it is time to wrap need to wrap it now. But I will put a note on each item as to whom it is for.
Will also put purchased items in the box too. Everything will be in one place and hopefully I will done with Christmas by late August. That is my plan and it should work out just fine.
As I get more ideas for gifts I will just make them right away an add them to the box, if I end up with too much for Christmas, there are always birthdays to think of.
I will throw my list in the box as list is made up of things people have told me they would like to have...and things they have mentioned in passing. I write everything down on a page with their name on it..Asking for Christmas lists is nuts, no one can ever come up with anything on the spare of the moment.
I also keep a list in my sewing room of the things I would like to have, and when asked at Christmas I just read them the list, but I do say that I have read the list to everyone who asked , so they will have to talk among themselves to see who is following the list and who is not. Keeps everyone in touch with everyone else...

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Boring job

Cleaning is really boring, the more stuff I move, the more falls on top of the clean space I just made.
By next month I would really like to see my hardwood floors, now all I see is fabric and boxes and baskets of stuff that I put anywhere I could find space.
The plan is that every year, I lose about 1/8th of the room. It will never be completely clean. And that is not the goal, the goal is to have enough room to work in there, and to be able to find stuff I need with in 5 minutes...Now I can not find stuff in weeks.
Hopefully this room will be all cleaned by the end of the month, and I can start on another room, and also get some sewing done... That is the to see what happens to mess that plan up.....