Monday, May 18, 2009

spring cleaning continues

After 13 years, the amount of STUFF we (mostly I) have accumulated in this house is beyond belief. So, I'm clearing out, slowly but surely. Well, not so slowly - my husband accuses me of tossing everything - but it is a PROCESS. Yesterday, we took the table that was in there over to the studio so I have an extra one for workshops, which I promise I will be scheduling - probably in September. Ditto for the drying rack. I re-stacked the empty cartons (which I use for shipping supplies to workshops) and now a person can actually walk into the closet.The roll of bubble wrap is left over from when my neighbor moved: she was going to throw it out!! The shibori stuff is neatly stacked in buckets. And I made some discoveries...
41 lbs, neatly bagged in 1 lb units untold yards of pfd 419w from Testfabrics, plus some black that may not discharge
and - oh, joy - 8 or 9 rolls of queen-size batting I didn't remember I had. It does pay to clean up once every dozen years or so. I'm off to my crit group meeting and will catch up with you later.

9 comments:

Eva said...

Why is it fun to participate in this work? I feel it appeal to instincts: collect, hide stash, find it again, these hobbies are millions of years old.

Gerrie said...

Yowza!! What a treasure trove. this was like an archeoligical dig.

Running With Scissors Studio said...

Spring cleaning woes...... Trouble is once everything's neatly organized, I never seem to be able to find anything! And, of course, I always seem to discard something I inevitably will need the following week! (lol)

Susan Ettl said...

I wish I found treasures like yours when I clean.

Beverly said...

Sounds like a successful treasure hunt to me. I'd love to find a couple rolls of nice pfd in my closet!

Thanks for sharing the family pics, too- I enjoyed them.

Judy said...

Wow, 41 pounds of soy wax . . . that's quite the find. Are you bringing some with you to CA?

Judy said...

What great surprises!

xo

Karoda said...

and the irony of it all, if you were actually looking for these items, they would be someplace where they couldn't be found!

what did you take to crit group? have fun!

Kate said...

Cleaning up inside of your room and house is a good start. You may want to clean the inside first then outside of your house would eventually follow.