Thursday, July 11, 2013
The rain continues, altho it did stop for a few hours only to get beastly hot and muggy. I am so grateful for air conditioning. In the interim, the Stargazer Lily is bursting open, and the basil is growing taller. We might have our first pesto by the weekend. My veggie bed is disgustingly full of weeds and bugs and I want to pretend it doesn't exist.
So I am staying in and looking at the neglected parts of the house that I now have an interest in addressing. O dear, what shall I tackle first?
As an aside: the quilt store that is closing is now having a big BIG sale on everything, including yarn, and I had to admit I have no more room for more fabric or yarn, so I stayed home and didn't indulge in bargain shopping. Admitting you have a problem is the first step to fixing the problem
I have a big closet that is full of clothes from my former life. I kept hoping there would be some reason to wear any of it, but alas, there is none. Realistically, I wear t-shirts and shorts in the summer, and t-shirts, sweaters and jeans in the winter. All of those are in my chest of drawers, and knit storage. So why must I keep all those dressier clothes at my fingertips, taking up valuable craft supply storage. (hate that word, craft, but it is short for painting, sewing, knitting stuff). And yet I don't want to give it away yet. Some of it could go to Goodwill, but in the meantime I need to find a better place for all those garments.
I found this solution at Wal-Mart for only $14.88. I will clear out the closet and then find a new place to put the clothes, either in the house or in the garage. Don't worry, the garments will be covered, but still semi-accessible. Eventually, I will be able to donate them...I will.
I was going to paint, or sew, or quilt, but couldn't start a new project until I consolidate and reorganize. However, I am making progress on my mitered diamond cardigan. The collar is now on, and I have begun the first sleeve.
I may have to offer this for sale when finished, as there is no room for another knit. Woe is me!
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