Facebook is one of those. I often get sucked into the pages, looking at pictures that my friends have posted, or following links to news articles and comics and such. At the end of the day, what have I gained from that except to fill some time? A LOT of time, it seems, which takes away from other things I really want to do. I can still keep up with friends the old fashioned way, and I can still read the news on my own without it being filtered by singular posts. I knew it had gotten really bad when Hubby and I were FBing each other posts and notes and cartoons. So, with all that said, I am suspending my Facebook account until 2013.
For those of you who "follow" me via Networked blogs which notify you on your FB account when I post, you will need to get the feed elsewhere. One way is to "follow" me on the blog page or your favorite RSS feed. Or of course, you can just bookmark the page and check it occasionally. I will be
Now, for inspiration. A couple of you have emailed me privately asking about the painted chest that is in my stewdio. Don't you just love it? I didn't paint it, but always say, "I could have!" When I found this chest at a garage sale, I had been thinking of doing exactly this, so I snapped it up right away. It also came with a matching twin size headboard/foot board that I would really like to re-purpose as a bench. Maybe this winter? I keep my over sized rulers in the top drawer, Christmas gifts (shhhhh) in the next two drawers, and the bottom drawer has my quilting and embroidery hoops and anything else that is a weird size to store. Do I really need this in my stewdio, taking up valuable space? Well, yes, I do! It's my inspiration to play with abandon!
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|Top of the chest on the edge (with a pin on the stripes)|
Here's the progress on those tubs. They are all filled, and then there are some more on the top. There are still 3 BIG tubs to go, so Hubby went and got me one more shelf! He's putting it together as I type this post
|Did you buy stock in Stearlite containers?|
I plan on sorting the smaller tubs with another pass. When I get back to them, I plan on using Comic Book boards for the 2 yard pieces that are presently stored in the smaller tubs.
|How about stock in Polar Notions?|
Remember the scrap bin I was making? Here's the progress on that now - TWO bins instead of one!
|Scrap quilting forever for eveyone!|
The most fun and rewarding thing from all of this organizing happened as I got to the end of the big tubs. Look what I've found, hidden away! Some of it I know is dated from 2003! OMG! And there's more that I haven't even shown.
|On the design wall doesn't mean it is going to be finished anytime soon!|
|Hubby in the garden. Words from the Garden Song|
|Big box o'threads!|
We've had the most luscious rains here in the Midwest overnight. I'm sorry for those Southern folks who got the brunt of Isaac, but we sure needed the spin off! Everyone loves it EXCEPT.........
|Mayo the Wunder Dog|
|Do I really have to go, Ma?|