Monday, August 28, 2017

Summer is Waning...

I am shocked at myself for letting this month pass by without my attention to posting more regularly on this blog.  I LOVE blogging and do not want to lose you my faithful followers and friends.  Why is every day so busy and hectic?  This world is turning too fast for me.  In my ongoing efforts to downsize I realized I had an entire very full file cabinet drawer of papers.  If Mr. C had seen that drawer I would have a lot of explaining to do.  So I emptied it all onto my studio table.

I admit I have been hoarding my Jenny of elefantz Stitchery Club designs.  For more information just click the links for each.  I had to make a decision and this was what I did.  I sorted through all of the papers and kept the most critical pieces like photos and actual design drawings.  The rest I had to dispose of.  As this photo shows, my save pile is the same size as my throw pile.  YAY!!!  Mr. C should be much happier.  In fact I decided not to use the filing drawer any longer.  I put them in plastic sleeves but they are too many for a large three-ring binder and my shelf space is very limited.  Think Sherry Think!

I had an empty container that fits perfectly on my shelves.  Aha!  Now I am happy with my resolve to downsize and eliminate such a stack of paper.  For Mr. C is happy because it weighs a lot and when you move weight is what costs the big bucks!

Here is my container on the shelf and all I need to do is label it.  I now know exactly where my elefantz designs are...just in case I get the opportunity to stitch. 
An update on the house is that we did have two showings.  No offers!  One person wanted the pond closer to the house.  I asked Mr. C if he could move it.  LOL  Just cannot please everyone!!!
Summer is waning.  August is coming to a quick close,  We were having wonderful weather and Fall was in the air. Now we are back in triple digits for at least a week.  Looks like I will be doing a lot of extra watering.  I like to let the trees and plants and flowers and lawn know they can get through the heat with some extra TLC. 
Thank you all for the Happy Birthday wishes for both my daughter and myself.  We each survived our days.  I will continue to celebrate just because I feel like it.  After my age I can celebrate as much as I want!  Summer Sunshine Smiles...
Prayers for all affected by Harvey and the horrific flooding. 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Creating Cards & Mailing...

I have been using my random supplies to create some cards, envelopes and postcards.  I mail so many each week and my stock was running low.  I like to have a variety to choose from when I am doing my Random Acts of Kindness and other weekly mailings.  You never know who or what or why about the person until you receive their information and I like to select something appropriate for each.  My Grandmother always said I choose the best cards.  That was long ago when I bought cards and Grandma wasn't able to get to the store and she would have me select cards for her friends.

Fortunately I had everything I needed in my supplies.  You all know I am trying...really trying to downsize.  So, after donating tons of my supplies, I realized I still had lots to work with.  I had so much fun pulling out a baggie of letters and then forming them into fun cards.  I had to get creative so when I had no L, I used the exclamation and as you can see above I think it looks fun.

I have already mailed several out to people.  And...if I happen to use all of these cards...Well I do have more supplies!  Shocking what an amount of supplies one person can hoard! Yes, that is what I do.  I gather and I save.  Hoard is such a harsh word.  I might be a Boarder Hoarder...just on the line of enough vs. too much.  I do hope you are laughing or at least smiling.  With all my downsizing I am definitely not hoarding stuff.  I am sentimental and have some things I can't let go of...yet, but I am working on myself.  Mr. C is quite the opposite and can throw everything the trash.  I truly must guard my stuff! 
August is here and going quickly.  Too quickly for my likes.  This week we are having some wonderful mid-80's temperatures.  Not as triple digit hot as it had been for over a month.  I have been getting up very early and going outside to hand water and keep those weeds tidy and picked up. 
On the home front, I am very grateful for all of your encouragement. In the meantime while NO one is looking or offering to purchase our home, I remain positive and patient.  I am enjoying my home and property and will continue to do so as long as I am able to do so.  Having to live like no one lives here is exhausting but I am able to make cards, envelopes and postcards on my wonderful studio table and then clean it all up.  I won't be doing any long term messy projects or sewing because it is all packed up but at least I can enjoy something creative and useful.  Now I better get back to purging stuff and downsizing other supplies.
Summer Sunshine Smiles (Winter to my friends down under) and always Do What You enJOY...<3