Never in my life of 60+years have I ever been referred to as a neat freak. More often than not, I live in perpetual clutter with a healthy dose of dust, just for effect.
If you have been with me here these past 4-5 weeks, you know that I am attempting to bring some order to my sewing room. Click this link to read some specifics.
Now let's address the conditions typically found on my sewing desk. Cluttered? Messy? Precariously piled? All of the above? Yes. (I once had a student refer to my desk as a 'black hole.') This truly has been a life-long tendency.
The photo above is from at least a couple of years ago, and perhaps I have tidied the desk once since then, but as late as last weekend, the situation looked much the same.
I am happy to report that the desk - at present - is sparkly clean! Have a look!
I love this! Why I have such a hard time keeping it like this mystifies me, but man-oh-man, this feels soooo good.
Messy Jayne went a step further in the cleaning process. There are 5 pincushions there on the clean desk. That is at least 3 too many. And they are all quite dusty and linty. I actually cleaned pincushions, if you can believe that.
My friend Sheryll made these pincushions (and a needle book). I use them a lot, and they'd become so dusty. I pulled out all the pins, needles, etc. and actually used an attachment on my sweeper to clean off the dust. What a difference!
I have set aside these two pincushions and will use them another time. I don't need so many out at once.
Now, I not only have a clean, useable surface at my desk, I have less clutter by putting things away, and I can keep nice things longer by taking better care.
Can old dogs learn new tricks??
Happy Quilting, Friends!