I got up this morning and my back groaned a bit , too much standing and lifting I think.
I did about 5 hours in the morning . Stopped for lunch and then decided to go through a few of the bags I had found in boxes. Then about 4pm I went back in. I think because I can see some progress now I feel I just want to go in there and get on with it. Luckily too i haven't seen or found anything
like dead mice etc (like you do on the hoarder programmes) so another plus!!!! Yesterday too would of been my Dad's birthday and in one of the boxes I found the most beautiful poem about a daughter and her dad. How strange to find it yesterday of all days???? It did bring a tear to my eye, almost like he was sending me a little present on his day and encouraging me to stick with finishing this job like I know he would of done...........
I found two bags full of cross stitches nearly finished , one is quite big and again I think it was
a nursery project again started somewhere around 2003 . My beautiful boy looked at it (I can,t be sure, but I think I was making it for his arrival) and although he is nearly 10, he ran his little fingers over the stitches and said he liked it and could he have it (when it's finished) . I took advice from one of the very lovely ladies in the craft club I go to about this cross stitch and the pixies . Should I wash them before returning to stitch them and she said absolutely not. She said if I did I would affect the stitching size , the floss colours may fade and although they will need a wash to wait until they are finished before giving them a wash and press. In the meantime to get rid of the "been in a bag for years " sort of smell I should put them on the washing line for a bit which should help. Don,t get me wrong this big one and the pixies doesn't,t stink but it needs airing, so that was my first job today.
I found "Hatched and Patched" books and stitcheries I knew I had but for years haven,t been able to
locate. I told Melanie from The Patchwork Robin I knew I had some and as a result had refused to
buy any more because I just for the life of me didn't,t know what I had secreted away. You lovely people out there have told me of the treasures I would find, you were not lying. Lots of you too seem
to have this love/hate relationships with getting your craft rooms /space tidied, sorted into some kind of order and ready for you to use, I know I am not alone lol. Yesterday I managed to actually Hoover a bit and saw the carpet again!!!! There are no more cardboard boxes under the tables and I am now going through the bags and plastic boxes. I have sorted out areas for each type of thing , whether or not I change my mind again remains to be seen!!!! I think it was around 7pm when my dear man popped his head around the door and told me dinner was ready, bless him. He has been keeping me supplied with drinks and snacks and the odd word of encouragement, he said I could open a shop, I think he's right!!!!!!
Somehow over the last week I have filled up another tin with little hexies. I think because it is the sort of sewing that you just can do without too much concentration ! I find myself not having to think
too hard, always a bonus for me lol! I have even joined a few of the flowers together too.
Well today hopefully I may find more treasures
And time to take some more photos .
My new mantra is
" I will not hoard or move ever again!"
I hope you are having a lovely day in your part of the world.
See you soon. Xx