Books and knits, knits and books. Mine are a little repetitive at the moment but I still love Wednesday posts about reading and projects. And I love heading over to see what everyone is up to over at small things.
Yup, still knitting my mom’s Irish hiking scarf.
Yup, still reading Organized Simplicity.
I’m not feeling very inspired at the moment. Although I did finish the book on Canadian history and really enjoyed that. And not knit-related but I have the blocks ready to sew together for the first wedding gift quilt I have to finish before October. Sorry, can’t share those till after the joyous days because I know one bride-to-be reads here and I’m not sure about the other but she might.
There’s a good chance I’ve hit a snag in Organized Simplicity. So far I’m loving her suggestions for simplifying life. She even breaks it down into 10 specific days to sort through and organized your home and make it into the home that will make you and your family happiest and most productive. The concept to keep what is useful or beautiful is nothing new but a really good philosophy. Trouble is we kinda live in a storage unit. Not in a Hoarders kind of way but just that we are seriously lacking in storage space so it spills out of closets and into our living space. And we were storing some things at a friend’s but he is moving so we had to get it out of his basement and fit it into the apartment. In a few weeks we’re visiting family and hopefully be able to store, for the example, all the outgrown baby stuff in their attic. That will help. Big time.
The other trouble is her method. I totally agree the best way to declutter and prioritize is to clear everything into a neutral spot and have to sort it all. However the thought of taking everything out of our living room and putting it into the dining room to sort through it and clean with my
two man wrecking crew little helpers does not seem practical in the slightest. It will take me a lot longer than 10 days to go through all her suggestions since I’ll have to wait for days DH can take the boys out while I work.
So I guess I’ll do what I can because I do really like her philosophy. And try again with the intense plan later. Maybe when we pack to move? 😉 And start reading the last Harry Potter to get ready to see the movie.