The surprise/spontaneous visit from my sister last week really drove home to me the state of my house. It's in a constant state of chaos, a place with too much stuff and not enough storage. I don't have a place for everything, and when she asked to see my Studio, I was dismayed. I'd moved the things that had oozed into the guest bedroom back into the Studio. We could barely even wade in the Studio door, and no way could I show her what I was working on, as it was buried under mountains of everything.
It wasn't just the Studio, the entire house is out of control. I haven't been posting, because I've been trying to clean/straighten/declutter. I've been attacking small areas that I should be able to conquer in a day. The biggest area so far has been the laundry room. I still have a few details to take care of, but I am happy to report that all hand-washables have been washed, dried and put away. yay. They'd been piling up for months.
This afternoon I rewarded myself by clearing off a portion of my sewing table. I was desperate for some stitching, and after 3 hours of putter/decluttering, I could reach the machine.
The result was this little card.
I started with a watercolor rose that I'd photo-transferred quite a while ago. I painted the rose when I was in high school. The camera has been very generous, as it is not very good. Quilting added a bit of dimension. I then appliqued on a crocheted rose that I picked up at a yard sale a few months back. I've added some bead leaves and flowers for accent, and the back/border fabric is a lovely green with cabbage roses. This is destined for a past president of the SD Rose Society. shh! Don't tell!!
My immediate future doesn't look to hold much sewing, but if, perchance, I happen to do some, I'll be sure to jump online and post. If I don't, I'm probably still trying to clean up around here. *sigh* I never seem to get ahead...
Work, Work, Work
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