Yesterday I finished up those screens and put them all away clean for next spring. This is where I keep the 20 new south and east window screens. My contractor remodeled this cupboard so they’d all fit.
This old cupboard had been in my sewing room but now it sits on the east porch with the screens all on one shelf. Isn’t this great?
There are 12 more screens for the upstairs windows and north and west sides of the house – all are stored in a shed in the backyard.
Connie has got the bug to de-clutter and clean her sewing room and she graciously let us all see the “before” pictures. All this wonderful quilting and sewing clutter looks pretty fun to me! Does this clutter remind you of your own sewing room?
I’ll post some “after” pictures in a few days.
I decided to clean the front closet to make room for boots and cold weather hats, gloves, and scarves. I matched up gloves from two different boxes and found I have lots – last year I couldn’t come up with a matching pair!
Yesterday I got a question about washing newly made quilts. I always wash them as soon as the binding is finished and I use Tide – nothing special. I dry them in the dryer completely dry so they’ll pucker up and be soft. This is especially necessary for baby quilts. Just look at this puckery soft pinwheel quilt. I’ll bet you can almost feel it.
It is a gorgeous day in North Iowa so I took quilt pictures outside.
When Jenny was home last week she brought me this vintage terrier dog – I just love him!
And I hung this quilt outside my sewing room door – Crow in the Corn.
The farmers are in the field today – hallelujah! I’ll bet we have a slim crowd tonight at choir practice. We’re starting the cantata tonight- wow, Christmas will be sneaking up before you know it.
Now that Connie has inspired us, what are YOU going to declutter first?