Monday, July 21, 2008

How's Your Challenge Coming Along?

I certainly didn't mean that by decluttering I would be writing fewer posts! Last week got away from me. Before I knew it - it was Monday again! I have started working on special projects for my old job so I have less time for blogging right now. I guess that means it's not my old job, but my current job! Anyway, I am working from home which is a good thing for me.

The photo above is the front door screen door our handyman installed while we were on vacation. I love having it open. The view may not be the best, but the breezes coming in the door are great.

On Saturday I had some friends over for a sewing day. After a visit to my local quilt shop we made ourselves banana splits. Don't they look yummy? The bottom one is mine and in there I had homemade coffee rum ice cream, sliced bananas, strawberries, caramel sauce, whipped cream, walnuts and cherries. Just the perfect dessert on a hot summer afternoon.
Have you started your Need This? Challenge? The following bloggers did some decluttering this week. Check them out:
  1. Brenda cleaned out her make-up bin. Nice job, Brenda. My make-up case has been cleaned out since I stopped working in the office.
  2. Cheryl cleaned out her spice drawer. She thinks she should go shopping for more spices. I say go for it, as long as you'll use them.
  3. Darlene cleaned out her kitchen tool drawer. She was one of my friends here on Saturday and said she felt so good about cleaning out just one place in her house.
  4. Miniature Quilter organized her closet. I'm wondering why she keeps a bread machine in her closet????
I decluttered my sewing thread containers this weekend. When I first started quilting I thought I would be a hand quilter. I purchased about 10 spools of hand quilting on E-Bay. I have since decided I am not a hand quilter. Mavie, the other friend who was over on Saturday, is a hand quilter. I gave her all my hand quilting thread.

I did have to go into my kitchen junk drawer box this weekend. I couldn't find any bag clips even though I know I have lots of them. There were none in the box. So I took one off an old bag of chips.

I'm not sure what I'll declutter this week. I'm still trying to decide. I did tell DH I was thinking about decluttering his socks drawer and he didn't say I couldn't, so that may be what I do.

Remember you can join the Need This? Challenge anytime. Just send me an email telling me you want to join.
Sweet P


Candace said...

OOps, I need to get my camera out and get straightening my junk drawer.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

I have been decluttering .... sort that it has no before photos...but really loved the idea of the i need I have an i need it drawer...but I am taking from another drawer.
Will clean out that drawer in 6 mnonths...:) Also organized my socks in little plastic bin in closet...and all my face washing/crams in a basket under bath cupboard. It is going very well. Thanks for getting me started.

DebMc said...

Fun blog.
After my creative retreat is over in a few days, I'll be tackling some clutter. Glad to have found more like-minded souls. Support is a good thing!