Times they are a-changing round here as both girls will be at school in September and I have a new job which I secured last week. I am going to be working two days a week as an english and maths tutor for apprentices while continuing my other two days delivering courses for families in schools in english and maths too.
There won't be as much time for crafting so I have decided to have a life clear out. What will I actually have time to do? How will I be able to do family and work? These are both questions I am asking myself at the moment so the first thing to do is to par down what I have in the house - less stuff means less tidying and more head room, right?
Over the last two weeks I have sorted the yarn down to just good stuff. All scraps have gone as reported. Today it was the turn of the fabric drawer.
I kept a range of lining for skirts.
I bagged and sorted two quilt packs, one in red tones...
and one in blue/green tones...
I chose the usable fabrics for clothes and quilt backing.
|Three cottons, brown corduroy, ribbon edged, cotton gingham, ribbed jersey,white cotton, stretch cotton, spotty cord, grey jersey, sage cord, red viscose, blue shot silk, green suiting.|
I kept a bag of felt bits for applique.
I kept an unusual group for making a messenger bag I have had my eye on for a while - but I don't know when, maybe I need to collect a few more bits yet.
I bagged up other projects already cut out with their notions.
Then I placed them all in the drawer under the bed.
My attention then turned to clothes. I got out every item of winter clothing and made a selection of the ones I would wear AND which went with other things, then recycled the rest. The same with my summer ones. Then the same for the girls.
It has all been so liberating. Six bin bags of 'stuff' is leaving our home for either the tip (grrr) or recycling in one form or another.
So The top floor of 'Three stories High' has been done. Let's move to the next level shall we, physically and emotionally...
Thanks for sharing my life changing moment. Lots of encouragement is needed this week I think. Love Jo xxxx