Let's see - we left off at 29 - so here we go again - but first a few words about our house.
We signed the papers for our house 6 years ago today (Jan 3) - what a day that was - a new house - new keys - and boxes to pack and things to move - but we were excited. We love our house - it is easier to keep clean than the older, vintage houses that we've loved for so long - no dust filters down from the ceiling edges - wind doesn't blow through the tiny gaps by the windows and we have double paned windows and a perfect seal on the doors - so it is warmer and cozier. I thought while telling you about my de-cluttering this time I would show you some photos of our wonderful home. You've seen some of it - in the photos of table settings - lets have a look around.
|The dining room - before we had the dark pine green carpet removed - and replaced with tan. Fortunately you can only see a tine bit of the carpet on the right side of the table. This dining room set has been in our family for five generations.|
30-35 - 6 pieces of clothes to go to Goodwill
|The dining room after the new carpet was installed. That was one of the first projects when we moved into the house.|
37-41 - clothes that had to go in the rag bag or the trash - they were too worn to give to Goodwill
|China cabinet in the living room with pine cone dishes and milk glass chickens. In the door below (not shown) are my loon dishes - a gift from our kids a few christmases ago.|
42-52 - 11 coat hangers to Goodwill - still have plenty
While I was in the purging mood - I attacked the two main utensil drawers
53-62 - goodbye utensils I no longer use - or don't know what you are for. I also organized and washed the drawer and dividers.
And that was it for yesterday - I felt it was a good day and things are looking great.
Today I tackled the studio - oh my - what a tackle. When the holidays began, my studio became the dumping ground for whatever we didn't want to deal with at the moment - and I had to dig my way in. It didn't help that I was sick with a major cold during Thanksgiving week - more dumping of things I didn't feel up to dealing with.
|Since I'm not showing my studio - I thought I'd show you a bit of Don's den. He collects baseball memorabilia and reads lots of baseball books, mostly the history of baseball and oral interviews of players.|
62-66 - I'll give myself 5 items for all the recycling I did. If I counted each piece of paper I'd more than likely be up to 600 by now - but I'll be sensible and give myself credit for doing it - and count it as 5.
|Grampa Bear, sitting in one of the matching recliners in the living room. It is sometimes hard to find a chair without a bear in it in our house.|
67-72 - Six plastic boot box size storage boxes reorganized and sorted - since this is de-cluttering and downsizing I will count the reorganizing of spaces as part of my list. They are not things I got rid of - but things that were sorted and put in their proper places - and the boxes stacked neatly on the shelves in the studio.
|Quilt rack in the bedroom. You saw another quilt rack in the piano room above - Donnie is sitting in front of the other quilt rack.|