Friday, November 25, 2011

Cleaning Out the Clutter

Since the fire I have cleaning out the clutter so to speak.  If I don't need it or can't use it I am either throwing it away or giving it to St. Vincent De Paul.  Being a quilter I am a pack rat.  The majority of the human race are pack rats.  Some are extreme about it and some are not.  It goes back to our dark past when we use to roam through the continents and kill our own food.

For what ever reason I have started to clean out my nooks and crannies.  It is feeling good to do this.  This morning I got into my dresser to two drawers of clothes that I have not worn in heaven knows when and threw them into a plastic garbage bag bound for the charity shop.  I did not even look at the clothes just threw them in the bag.  Making room for the clothes that I am actually wearing.  The next stop is my closet.  Not today though.  I am doing this in little bursts of "this has got to go!"

As I am cleaning out my clutter physically I noticed that mentally I am feeling better and better.  I am not sure what is going on but I am enjoying a clutter free life.  I also think that the old man is also.

Feeling a little more free.

The Lion

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wishing To All

As I sit here thinking that I really need to get up and make the greenbean casserole to go over to my grandmothers house I am looking around and thinking of all the things that I am thankful for.  This year especially the people of Bastrop have so much to be thankful for.  As for me getting right down to the point of I am just thankful we all have our lives!  This Thanksgiving we still have our home and the others around me who lost their homes in the fire?  They get to rebuild.  It will be rough going but they get to do it together.

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?  What do you get to do today?

The Lion

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Crazy Quilt Journal Project

I would like to talk to my followers about a great project that is going to take place after the first of the year.  It is the Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2012.  Some of the particulars are:

  • Participants will complete one crazy quilt block each month.  Size and shape can vary but it should be at least equivalent to 6" square.
  • Participants who want their blocks published can submit their photos to the committee email to:
  • Complete rules and registration information about the CQJP2012 is at the website
I would also like to announce that the CQJP2012 is honored to have JM Michler, author of The Magic of Crazy Quilting as our Honorary Chairperson this year!  How awesome is that?

I would like to encourage all to participate in this project!  I will!

The Lion