Why are you turning your home into a landfill?
That was today’s Fly Lady question. You know, I’d really like to know the answer to that too! I took out 4 bags of trash yesterday (and amassed another 2 bags but didn’t get them out to the dumpster. Sure, it’s on my way out in the morning, but I had so much work to carry I wouldn’t have fit through the door with any more bags in my hands. They’ll just have to wait for tonite! And, in response to the abovementioned question, I really do need to dedicate at least a half hour every evening to dispersing my crap. Sure, more than a half hour would be better, but I know my tolerance. I’d rather be especially proud for doing more than my allotted time than dispirited at not fulfilling requirements. LOL I doubt you’ll get photo updates on my progress, because it’s just too dang humiliating to fess up to the extent of the piles! Rest assured – the lack of photos constitutes a boon to your sanity.
Desk Fest 2007 continues apace though. I thought I’d try a Monday and Friday/Saturday check in on the Desk. Frankly I’m not sure how good looking it will ever get, but maybe it will prove amusing (at least for me) to follow the ebb and flow of junk through my office (for instance if I photoing today, you’d see the book one of my consultants brought me to return to one of our other offices. He’d return it himself, but he can’t remember who he borrowed if from. Apparently it’s my job to email around and ask who he borrowed from. Sigh.) So here’s my Sunday evening/Monday morning shot. Hopefully by the end of the week it will look better/different.
view from the door to right counter:
When not dealing with the counter, I’ve made progress on my Sweetheart Tree Fruit of the Vine hearts. I need 4 of these for my sister for Christmas. [The idea is to have a series of 4 of these in different wine varieties.] I would like general acclaim from the masses for the fact that I have not let the excessive amount of fiddly vines to deter me!
Oh, and I pulled a couple of sparkly threads for my continuing effort to adjust the Halloween Fairy to my own vision. While working at my needlepoint shop this weekend I picked up a Treasure Braid and a Kreinik #4 braid for the “spots” at the edges of the wing. This shot shows the threads in order of appearance on the wing. Some day I’ll get stitching!
Several weeks ago I picked the following up at Target.
They are rather weighty, but I think they should make pretty good tiny ornie frames for next year. The square ones are either black or cream. The rounds are all deep red. The little circles on each of the frames are sparkly "diamonds." Who knows why I'm already contemplating next year's ornaments since I counted how many I currently have 22 done and needing finishing for this year! Anyway, I got the frames for $3 each -- seemed a reasonable price for some fancy ornament finishing that will hopefully be fast and easy.
Quote of the day: My basic position is that elephants are non-metallic.
Mr. Rosenbaum – Too Many Women – Rex Stout
Thankful for: All of you kind stitchers who leave such thoughtful and sweet comments on my slooooow progress. I do appreciate you all.
Currently reading: Stoker's Dracula -- Still very engaging. I'm very impressed; Green's The Man with the Golden Torc.