So I’m still working my way through the house, but I’m making progress. Got a box of kitchen stuff ready to go to Goodwill (I thought, “Why do I need two butter dishes?” and then I thought, “Why do I need ANY butter dish?” and boxed them both. PROGRESS.) Clothes next week. I was inspired by a BookBub sale book, Dana White’s How To Manage Your House Without Losing Your Mind. I don’t think there’s anything new in there, but I’m liking it and I’m reading it at a time I need to hear it, so it’s good. I got way behind on the picture a day thing, but I’m going to try again starting tomorrow. I made stuff all those days, it was just getting pictures of it . . .
How did work work out for you this week?
Since so many of us are getting rid of stuff or at least thinking about it, I thought we should check in. Also I just made twelve sampler squares with the wrong crochet hook and didn’t notice until the last round. I’ll be over here, beating my head against the wall, thanks.
It’s cold outside so today I’m going to work on making chicken noodle soup. What’s on your agenda?
Lee Thomson has an Instagram Make-It idea: Make a Thing a Day for February, 2018. The idea is that the thing is small and doable, not that you’re building furniture or chrocheting afghans every day. Here’s her comment:
“February is when I buckle down to the dedicated making of things. I wrote a guest post for a friend inviting people to join me making a thing-a-day for Feb –\http://clevermanka.net/2018/01/22/february-daily-project/
Join us! all you need is Instagram and the hashtag #dailyFeb2018″
Lee goes into more detail in this post, but basically, you set the bar very low (very, very, very low), assemble as much of what you’ll need beforehand so it’ll only take minutes to finish your project, and then when Feb. 1 rolls around, you post whatever SMALL thing you’ve made every day to your Instagram account with the hashtag #dailyFeb2018 . I’m playing, and you’re invited.
I’m sorting yarn and putting together storage units and making freezer meals and giving thanks that it is finally not below zero. What are you doing?
So we’re thinking about the future, but lets also honor the things we made in the past. Like on this day in 1975, I finished the best thing I’ve ever made. (Happy birthday, Mollie!) What’s a great thing you’ve made?
And here’s 2018. Let make plans. Watcha gonna make this year?