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Pants on Fire


It seems I'm an excellent liar....to myself. For some reason, I think of myself as living a sparse, austere sort of life- uncluttered with physical possessions. An anti-hoarder, if you will. Lies, all lies! Sure, I don't have a ton of clothing or shoes. Just what I need. For how much I read, I really own very few books. That what the library is for. Almost no knick-knacks. I just never take into account the games (hey, those are mostly Brendan's), the kitchen stuff (hey, we cook a lot) and the craft supplies. Oh, the craft supplies. When you routinely sew, quilt, knit, crochet, embroider and occassionally make jewelry, bind books, paint and anything else you can think of- craft supplies start to pile up. I think when we moved into our first little newlywed apartment, I brought one rubbermaid bin full of yarn and patterns. My craft supplies have now grown into a room all their own. A room filled with a design wall, bins of fabric and scraps, yarn, patterns, sketchbooks, journals of finished projects, glues, paints, books, papers, batting scraps, and just about anything else you can think of. Two days of organizing, throwing away, packing and labeling later and the end is finally in sight.

Unfortunately, there's another lie I've been telling myself the past few days. I managed to convince myself that my current project would pack much better as finished tops rather than scattered blocks. So, I'd pack a box and then sew some blocks. Well, I finished sewing them together yesterday. Then while sorting through the batting scraps, I just quickly sewed together a couple to the size I needed. Then, while sorting through fabric, it was simple to pull out fabric for the backing. Well, at that point I might as well go ahead and baste them before I pack away the pins. It would be stress relieving. Oh, I shouldn't really leave those pins in for the week or two it will take to move and unpack. So, today I'm quilting in between packing boxes. Hey, maybe this is why packing the craft room has taken two days. Hmmmm.

Tomorrow we might actually know when we're moving and where to!

Anna and Ellery have given themselves a job to do during this whole moving process. They are the official box decorators.













And they are doing an excellent job. It's hard to be grumpy when you're packing a box covered with rainbows.

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