So much life right now…

and slow down

I can’t believe that today is June 1. The first half of 2016 has flown by. I know it’s not technically mid-year but the end of May always feels like a transition to me. It’s probably because school has ended for all the kiddos, all the graduations, and Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer.

Suddenly, I feel as though time is getting away from me. I just noticed that I did not have a post for Sunday and I was so disappointed in myself. I had great plans to do a ton of sewing over the long weekend and I did ZERO. And now I’m laughing because since I did no sewing this weekend that means I had no sewing to share with you today. But I still wanted to post something.

More than anything right now I want to pack up the car and head up to the mountains for some time away from the city. Cooler air and a slower pace. Instead I’m in the middle of packing for a move, trying to help my parents keep the house up while my mom heals from a fall, and keep up at the office. Thankfully mom is on the mend, but the aging parent issue will continue.

I did have a productive weekend and I was able to catch up with some friends I haven’t seen in a while. I was able to get some packing done and a trip to donate some stuff that I am purging. With this move I’ve noticed that I have really accumulated stuff. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about life in the new place and how I don’t want to let stuff take over again. As a quilter that’s kind of hard, because we’re supposed to stash fabric aren’t we? I’ve read blogs wear some of the quilters maintain a certain amount of yardage that they let themselves stash. So if they use for example 1 yard of fabric from the stash, they can then buy another yard to maintain their quota. What are some other methods you use to manage the size of your stash or do you bother?

 

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