Room of Requirement Day 2

After: two empty cabinets

Today was Day 2 of me working in the Room of Requirement. Wednesdays and Thursdays are typically too busy for me to do anything extra so they don’t count, but today I got in my studio after lunch and got to work. I cleared out two cabinets, which somehow doesn’t seem like a lot, but it filled quite a few boxes! Plus I made the momentous decision to sell all … Continue reading

Room of Requirement Day 1

Kona Cotton cupboard before

Last night I had just an hour or two to get started on tackling the Room of Requirement. I was able clear away enough stuff that I could actually step foot in the room! Woohoo! I felt that was a great accomplishment. Then I got overwhelmed and went on an adventure instead! This year DD#2, Bethany, is going to start homeschooling 4-year-old Hazel, and 2-year-old Aliza is sure to tag … Continue reading

Room of Requirement – it begins

Room of Requirement - before

I’ve been procrastinating! But I thought if I confessed in front of everyone, maybe it would motivate me to get started on a big project! I need someone to hold me accountable. In the nearly three years since Sweet Hubby went to heaven, I’ve done virtually no quilting. I haven’t really even stepped foot into my studio except to retrieve some odd item or throw something in there for storage. … Continue reading

A little less play, a little more work

It’s about time for me to report back on my “clean the studio” task. I’m happy to say that I’ve played a little less the last few days so I could work on cleaning the studio. Again, why? Why do I let it get this way? Who knows if I will ever quit letting my studio become unusable. But in the meantime, I actually did some work! Sometimes it is … Continue reading

All play and no work

It’s been all play and no work lately. Isn’t that what grandmas do? So, how does my studio get so messed up if I’m not even doing anything in there? Well, I need some major motivation! I figure if I tell you how messy my studio is, then I’ll have an urgent reason to get it cleaned up, just so I can report back in a few days. So here … Continue reading

Modifying George

My blog has been quiet lately because I have been fully focused on a secret project. The worst thing about secret projects is that I can’t share my step-by-step progress with you. Suffice it to say, I had a short deadline, so I was highly motivated and, therefore, highly focused. There were a few hurdles I had to conquer with this deadline. First, this quilt is 83″ square, which is … Continue reading

Collect, don’t hoard

This morning I started reading “Steal Like an Artist” by Austin Kleon. I have barely started it, but this quote pretty much sums up the attitude I need to adopt. The artist is a collector. Not a hoarder, mind you, there’s a difference: Hoarders collect indiscriminately, artists collect selectively. They only collect things that they really love. I think that pretty much sums up this past week of purging and … Continue reading