My bright ideas should always come with a warning label. Well, this time it was not exactly a bright idea of my own but doctor's orders. This cannot be good for me health right? *grins*
Our living room is a disaster area with boxes, Kleenex, furniture, Kleenex, stacks of quilts, Kleenex, bedding, Kleenex, lamps, Kleenex....well you get the picture. It would have been easier to simply move out. As it is there is still tons upstairs and you can only move in small paths to the couch and kitchen. How did we ever accumulate so much??? By the way, the Kleenex is for my running nose and not crying although I have seriously considered it as we moved all this stuff.
We had an emotional weekend as we both realized how much we do have. It has really hit us that we keep too much. And I always thought I was good about getting rid of things I no longer love and use. I also realized my quilting hobby is out of control. I can stock a shop. *wink* So we are listing a number of things online so we can clean out the house and perhaps earn some back as well. Wish us luck?
I am going to hold a sale for my quilt group to try and reduce my fabric stash as the doctor says that it sitting around is not helping. I made a joke two summers ago to Jos that my quilting was making me sick as I was spending entire days at a time in my quilt studio. What I did not realize is that it was true.
We know this is going to help as I have bad reactions to having everything out and pulling up the carpet. How can a bug invisible to the eye reek so much havoc??? We have two bedrooms yet to do and will have to come up with a way to move as much as possible of the large furniture into one room while the floor is laid in the others. It is a shame we cannot empty the upstairs totally but in Holland we have armoire wardrobes for our clothes and they are just too heavy to move down the steps.
I have drawn three names for my first of the ongoing giveaway. The winner of set 1 is ElizabethD, set 2 is WildRose (Marie) and set 3 is Susan in SC. Congratulations to all three! Please email me your address so I can get these in the mail to you this week.
There will be more sets placed on my handwork blog All My Scattering Moments so you can try again there. And join me for the next sets here later in the week...
Hoping you are having a happy and perhaps clutterfree Monday!