I’m starting out 2021 by Death Cleaning! I started after Christmas on the packed shelves in our loft. After purging and cleaning I have three empty shelves – the only things left are 30 years from the first issue ever printed of Country Living Magazine!
And a couple of Canada geese! Next spring when Garner has the city wide rummage sales, Connie and I are going to have a sale in her garage. I am sorting and cleaning like crazy – I have collected everything from swans to perfume bottles and 95% of it is going on the sale. I can’t part with my white pitchers, my white planters or my animal figurines but oh my goodness, there’s lots that I refuse to dust anymore. Everything that is headed for the sale is being moved to the room above the garage where I can mark it and pack it up next spring.
Yesterday and today I’m working in the bathroom downstairs – ugh. Honestly some days it doesn’t pay to dust – I picked up this cat that I’ve had for 40 years (Connie has a rabbit – we bought them together) and it broke in my hand! Evidently the dust was keeping it together!
As soon as the floor is dry I can move the clean stuff I’m keeping back in. Then it’s time to get back to my New Years project.
I’m finished with all the blocks – now I’m figuring out a border. I have started cutting off these bonus triangles like Bonnie Hunter does and I’ll be able to use them in the border.
We have had such beautiful frosty mornings!
It’s time to get the snowmen and winter quilts out. Every day this week I’ll be showing you a different quilt that you’ll be able to find in the online shop to purchase and download. Here’s Brrrr hanging right outside my front door.
I know some of you watched Iowa State win the Fiesta Bowl – sorry , Oregon Duck fans. Our local paper who obviously never gives Iowa State any credit gave the headline the next day to girls wrestling at a local school! They are so biased and I expected this but it leaves a bad taste in my mouth nevertheless. (I just had to get that off my chest and maybe somebody from the Globe will see my comment.)
I had some comments about the Fetch quilt and I am working on another one right now so I can get the pattern ready for those of you who asked.
As I was cleaning in the loft I came across this picture of Connie and me taken about 25 years and we both agreed that we’d like to be this size again. No sense saying I’ll start a diet because it would last about 2 days!
That’s all from me today – what happening in your neck of the woods?