and post too. I don't know where the time is going these days.
I've got a long "to do" list of sewing projects ... 21 bibs, 9 blankets, 8 onesies to finish, 72 more onesies to make, one quilt top to reconstruct (my mother gave a top to me and I cut it up, now I have to make it good before she asks how finishing it is going ... yikes), a quilt to quilt and bind, a quilt to finish seam ripping all the quilting stitches, a summer purse to make that will hold my new coupon organizer, and another quilt to put together. Maybe that's it. Please tell me I'm not the only one with spring ADHD.
Jason, the kids, and I have been busy emptying out Ditto Kiddo. We're almost done ... just a few donate items left at the store. And everything else that we didn't sell or give away came home with us. Sounds good, huh?
Sure. This is the view looking in my front door:
And this is the view of the dining room:
which used to look like this:
One of the neighbor kids came by yesterday and the first thing he said was, "boy you've got a lot of crap in here!".
I don't like clutter. I don't like chaos (which doesn't explain why I have five charming children). I like neat and tidy ... I like order. I'm not having fun with my house right now.
"Put it in your garage," you suggest. Nope, can't do that ... 8 bikes, two ride-on jeeps, two sailboats, and all sorts of other outdoor crap filled that room years ago. We've only once put a car in the garage and that was my in-laws convertible during a hurricane.
Now there's some great stuff in this huge mass of mess. Plenty of Melissa and Doug to eBay, but I can't even got to it to list it because that's what came home first and it's way in the back corner. I could, from memory, list a bunch of it but would I be able to get to it if I sold it? Probably not ... at least not without breaking something (like an ankle).
So my solution is to have a garage sale. ASAP, like Saturday. I hope we're not too far past garage sale season here. That would be bad. We haven't had a garage sale in at least 6 years. I have no idea what I'm getting myself into, but it has to be better than the current situation, right?
Wish us luck.