I am possessed or obsessed with DEATH CLEANING! I am getting a new bed delivered this afternoon and in preparation for that I’m cleaning the guest room.
This huge cupboard is filled with quilts and stacked on top to the ceiling. There are too many to hang or use – some I hardly remember. There’s an antique chest of drawers across the room filled with linens and memorabilia. Nobody’s ever gonna care or want this stuff.
I am stuck in the 80’s and country decorating – but the thing is, I still love this stuff. The antique quilts in this cupboard are simple quilts with great hand stitching which I admire. Such as this one:
And this quilt on the bed is actually a family quilt. Remember Quilts From Aunt Amy? This is another one of Amy’s quilts – the scalloped binding is not perfect but the quilting stitches are!
The idea behind death cleaning is to help out those who survive you – as several of you have left comments about emptying houses of relatives know, it’s a thankless job! Since I moved in here in 1979 everything has just kept accumulating and now I need to do something about it.
Here’s another stack and Connie has just as many as me￼ – we’ve been tossing around the idea of having a Death Cleaning sale of our own. We simply cannot manage an online sale and then the resulting shipping. We aren’t spring chickens anymore! Haha!
My #9 is actually a Christmas project —- one I’m not in the mood for a week after Christmas so I’m going to re-number it. I’m admitting to my cheating ways right now so you’ll have to forgive me. Ha!
Isn’t this a lovely finish?
And awhile ago someone posted their Wildflowers quilt and wanted to know where to find it. Here’s my quilt.
And this is the book it’s in.
Nice day in North Iowa – nice enough for the chickens to be out!
I was cheering for our neighbors, Wisconsin, in the Rose Bowl – nevertheless it was a great, exciting game, wasn’t it?
Time to finish up the bedroom – more Death Cleaning, here I come!