Spring cleaning has begun. It has to be done but it isn't some thing I look forward to. I don't know why but everything seems to get into a worse mess than when I began.
I have set aside another 2 days this week to get through this lot. It might take longer. I keep finding old treasures and sit and spend time thinking about that piece.
Then I find things like this old piece of red work embroidery. The design is by Bronwyn Hayes of Red Brolly, who has been ill for a while now but you can still buy her patterns and there are a number of free downloads on her google + page.
Looking at this piece I remember why it is still hanging around. I drew the design on my fabric in pencil and it is still very obvious. Before I saw this I rushed and made a back for a bag. I am going to try and get those pencil marks out and see if I can't make a bag with it. I know Red Work isn't fashionable any more but I do enjoy stitching it.
So, progress to date. All those messy draws are now tidy and I know just what fabrics I have.
The draws in the cupboard are sorted but I have to get everything out of the rest of the cupboard. The bookcase and the desks will come after that. I hope 2 more days will be enough? There isn't anything much in the garbage or put aside to donate to charity. I might have to go back and do this again.