A little here, a little there
just gathering as we go
and save each little scrap with care
that's how kind thoughts will grow
It took me nearly all day today to clean out my sewing room.
* I also make messes as I do it
pulling bits of fabric from this drawer or that basket - this braid or the red one?
and do I put it back as I work?
certainly not........ I get carried away in the creative moment.
Then a week or two later - I see what I have done and then try to ignore it.
But spring clean today it was!
I pulled all my vintage fabrics and cutter chenilles out, all my fabric baskets & patterns and went through them -
I ask you - just how much vintage barkcloth or chenilles does one girl need, really?
I have bottles and bottles of buttons, buckles, press studs & wooden cotton reels.
I have lace & trims to die for.
I have vintage hankies
- all from years of hoarding.
And a huge collection of feedsacks.
I have been ruthless
but still kept my favourites
some things like all my vintage hankies will stay FOREVER.
Patterns that I no longer need or want will be passed on
- to be shared among my sewing friends - sharing is such a great feeling.
If anyone collects any of this stuff - let me know - I am willing to share
So, the windows were washed, the floor vacuumed and all the tables and cupboards dusted. Baskets of 'works in progress' were sorted into some kind of ms*robyn order
for puttering ~ rosemary & lavender or patchouli & sandalwood votive candles
to be kept specially for my 'creative mess'