Working Wednesday: The Big Sort

I’m going through  my kitchen and figuring out what to keep and what must go and what I need to get.  Yeah, there are some things I need.  Mollie’s doing the same thing, so we’re swapping ideas which is always tricky for us because we are complete opposites.  But there are some things we agree on, like tossing worn out cookie sheets (those things get used for everything) in favor of new, insulated ones, and–this one was surprising–heavy duty #20 cookie scoops.  And of course some things we probably wouldn’t agree on, like the cherry measuring spoons I needed because my measuring spoons have had it and because they”ll look so great hanging on the edge of my shelves.

Everything else, however, must go unless it is useful, beautiful, in good shape, and essential to my wellbeing.  Or on a really high shelf where it’s not going to get in my way.  There are some things like my NYC taxi and Betty Boop cookie jars that stay.  (My three-foot tall Betty Boop statue, however, is in the garage.)

So how did your work week go?  I got my lavender planted, so that was something.

Double Happiness

It’s Double Happiness Sunday since I missed last week.  (Sorry.  Swamped here.)

According to the Wiktionary, the Double Happiness symbol is

  1. The Chinese ideogrammic compound , often used as an ornamental symbol in Chinese celebrations.

It’s usually used to symbolize marriage, but I kind like of the idea that it’s also friendship and sharing and good relationships in general.

You know.  Like us.

So how have you all had moments of happiness in the past two weeks?

 

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Working Wednesdays: Finally, It’s Fallish

So it’s considerably cooler this week, and I’m considerably more in the mood to work.  I realize it’s still August, but once the temps are back in the 60s and 70s, my thoughts turn to Getting Things Done.

What are you Getting Done this week? (Or Got Done last?)

 

 

OK, here I am, chiming in.  Let’s see if I’ve got some sewing room photos.  Jeesh!  There’s nothing on this computer.  Oh, well.  Here are my sewing duties.  Put new binding on a dress and a top (I took the old binding off and changed the shoulder seems so the neckline wouldn’t be so loose.  I have narrow shoulders and with plus sizes they tend to upsize everything, including the shoulders.  Though actually I’m wearing a lot of non-plus size clothes nowadays).  I need to sandwich at least three quilts – the farmyard one (fabric bought the day I learned I had to have a hysterectomy in 5 days – lots of years ago) and the batik quilt, made from a jelly roll Jenny got me, and Alex’s flannel quilt, which might need one more border.  I’ve got backing and batting for each – I just have to get it together).  Then put gussets in the mismarked skirt and and dress..  Gotta dig out my poor machine first.  Here’s a reminder of the sewing room.

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