Small progress

Large parts of the living room floor are now clear space and I have Thrown Some Things Away. Eek! Will I miss them? I don’t know, but I’m sure that I won’t remember what I put in the bin in a month’s time.

Tonight I have crossed two things off the UFO list. The undies now have waist elastic and the bag now has one single strap not two lonely ends. I have also sewn a little needle case for Miss Amoo as part of her christmas gift. The cover is denim from Mr G’s old jeans, the lining is part of a double cuff that I cut off all Mr G’s old shirts when I made them into a rag rug. The bit for the needles is cut from the sleeve of a felted jumper and I blanket stitched the edges of the wool while I was watching trash on iPlayer. Doing little things like this reminds me why I keep so many bits of fabric and why it is such a struggle to get rid of stuff.

A nice peaceful evening at the end of a kind of weird week. I forgot to go to work on Wednesday night which is a sign of something being a bit discombobulated in my head for sure.


3 Comments to “Small progress”

  1. When your art depends on recycling old stuff, it’s always a challenge to get rid of anything. It could come in handy someday right? And yet, too much stuff starts to feel suffocating.

    • This is exactly it. I’m trying to be more selective about what I keep because something has to change or I’ll drown in all these textiles at some point in the future. I don’t want to become that crazy old lady who lives in a house packed with stuff leaving my children to wonder what on earth they will do with all my stuff when I’m gone.

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