Pink Saturday and sunshine in Central Texas!!! Yea! It’s been such a cold winter with lots of time for staying indoors drinking hot tea and working on crafts projects. One evening I needed a sewing needle so I pulled out my vintage Pink sewing basket.
Isn’t it cute? look at the detail on the top.
But not so cute inside…I had dropped it one day and it had turned over spilling everything.
What a mess! Trying to find a needle was like looking in the proverbial haystack. So I set about restoring order. It may be only a token attempt to start Spring Cleaning, but it’s not exactly spring yet. So I decided to take Susan Branch’s advice about housework, you know, “Start slow and taper off.” First I had to wade through dozens of spare buttons. You know the ones that are attached to new clothes when you cut the tags off.
All those buttons are now organized in the spare button box.
Look underneath that pile of buttons. Do you see the cross stitched tablecloth ? Hubby’s grandmother made it…I have a similar version in shades of blue made by my own grandmother. I’ll bet those ladies kept their sewing boxes in better order.
Then I found a couple of little mesh bags to hold all those odds and ends. And all those loose pins and needles are safely resting in the pincushion. No more searching the haystack.
Since I have officially started Spring cleaning, I think the weatherman should join the effort be sending some spring days. I love my little Pink Sewing basket, excuse me, my tidy little pink sewing basket.
My resolution for 2011 is to live a more purposeful life. I have been doing pretty well…not 100% on every front, but so far, I have met my goal of a weekly trip to leave items in the Hospice Thrift Store (without going inside to browse). My closets are starting to look more organized and less crowded already. The bookcases will be next. And the attic. And the garage…
I have written in my new journal every night and I am enjoying the day’s reflections…nothing profound to be sure, but affirming never the less.
The walking goals are on hold because of the cold, but as I said, start slow… Enjoy your Pink Saturday and stop in to say “Hi” to our hostess Beverly who has organized a lovely way to spend a Saturday http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/
Beverly’s Featured Blogger this week is my very good friend Nancy http://www.mycraftylittlepage.blogspot.com/
She is the one who got me started with Etsy and it was she who introduced me to the world of blogging. Nancy is amazingly creative and her blog is always just what the doctor ordered. If you don’t already know her, drop in and enjoy. Every post is a treat.
Have a Pink Week.