Tuesday, February 19, 2013

WOYWW 194 ALMOST THERE

Hi there everyone.  Hope you are settled in and swinging around the world checking out work space.  Your influence is incredible had to buy some Tetley tea bags this week and McVities  Hobnobs( not as good as digestive bickies)

The past week was a continuation of the great sort out and some hard decisions really about magazines.  Since disposing of my fabric stash I decided to divest myself of 15 years of Threads, Cloth Paper Scissors and Beadwork as well as bead and Button.   But where to.  no-one wants them, the answer is,and despite a few off the wall suggestions, they are going to recycle where these hefty tomes may become new magazines, give new writers, seamstresses, crafters and beaders opportunities to show the world the latest, newest of designs and creativity all stuff that was probably covered in all the recycled mags.  You know "everything old is new again."


The desk is cleared, the black are photo holders that I hear are good to store stamps.  the white mass are clear plastic bags, they appear to be another collectible.  The shelves are cleared of fabric, new plastic drawers set in up replacing tubs. Contains bracing themselves for another full life and a list made of where almost everything is.  we have to keep some surprises and the opportunity for the air to turn blue.  The yellow steps are essential in the life of one who is vertically challenged.  AND there is now only one sewing machine.  I donated the 25 year old working machine, though no longer able to embroidery stitch, perfect for embellishing cards! Plus the animal shelter thrift  had some one who had called about one.

Behold the empty shelves once filled with magazines.  which is why the shelves are bowed!  the tubs will be empty tomorrow after the contents are taken to the recycle center.  Wow I feel liberated.  So Lori  thanks for the encouragement, onward to new works.
PS Tripper cat is not at all pleased with the disruption of his afternoon snooze nor the plastic placed in the basket over his favorite fiber art book snoozing place.





Tuesday, February 12, 2013

WOYWW 193

THE BIG CLEAR OUT CONTINUES!!!!! I should have done this every year and disposed of items not used or bits of this that and the other .  You know, that 5 inch   bit of ribbon. you know the line, "one day I will just need a little" into the scrap box and after 10 years you find it.  

So here we are at flagellation day WOYWW  where some of us bare are .... before the world, an idea of Miss Dunnit who would love you to join in and visit pristine work desks of crafters around the world.

So here it it the work table; the sorted being kept in  piles, this is felt (most of it went a week ago


The work space entry, where the to go piles are in place

The window seat,  maybe I should think of it as my altered window seat.  The box on the floor held clothes patterns. 
In fact this is more than a clear out it is a recycling of me and my stuff.  My focus has moved from wearable art and fiber art to paper with the odd bit of fabric thrown in.  The fabric has moved to a new home, the embellishments and ribbon will move to a children's program at the Kroc center and the magazines and patterns to the quilt guild.  Now some one else can become a thrifty hoarder.

Have a great week and I must carry on  with recycling  as stuff has to be moved before Tripper brings chaos to chaos.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

WOYWW 192

Busy week and continuing to work on Kelly Kilmer class   Marvel Your Precious Life.  I get stuck when I can't find and image and today broke out of that funk.  As a result the cleaned up studio fell into a total mess.

Here are today's pages
Cutting Down


Trying to stay healthy


Think positive


Changing Lives


time, the toughest mistress

Thankful To Be

SO now 11 more to go!!!  it is really making me think differently about journaling and layouts.  i finished 3 of them today and made the others.  I found it easier to make the backgrounds all together then go back and write al the journaling.  Think I got that idea from Teesha Moore.

Tomorrow, really is Wednesday so I will try to run around and see as many as possible at WOYWW .     SAY HII TO JULIE

Oh yes I actually gave all my fabrics away YESTERDAY.  Feel a bit light headed.  lets face it if you don't use it in 10 years......