Saturday, 21 July 2012

I DONT ....

...want to ruin my reputation...BUT... I have to admit that I DO clean!! There its out! I admitted it! I don't do it a lot, however I do some most days!! That way it does not seem so much... and it gives me LOTS of time for "other" things.... what is this revelation all about you ask?.... well... as I was hoovering the front room today I got to thinking...DANGER ALERT!!... I could NOT be minimalist in my home xx The front room is fairly clutter free... I have pictures and quilts and candles and bits and bobs(!).. but you can see the floor and the furniture! Of course I have a WIP corner..


and my latest book is ready to hand...


BUT its tidy... and clean xx

NOW.. my back room..AKA my sewing area is CLUTTERED! I live in a Victorian terrace (built 1864) and I feel that in this room I become ...VICTORIAN!! there is "stuff" on every surface, boxes of fabric and books are piled up, fabric has escaped and is spreading across the room there is "stuff" all over the walls , some worked on, some in progress... some papers some pictures the kids have pained/drawn.... and I LOVE it xx

It helps me to be creative, and inspired, it makes me feel I can do (almost) ANYTHING I try xx ... and its FUN xx

NOW in a couple of weeks I have visitors coming from Australia (Blair's parents xx) I know Deb reads this.... SO ... you have been warned xx I cannot clean any more than I already do ... fear of dust and exhaustion and not being able to find anything!! BUT I will keep open a passage through to the all important kettle and tea pot xx lol xx

Keep smiling

Diane xx

7 comments:

Maggi said...

Nice to see your tidy front room but how about a pic of you sewing space?

Shaz said...

Yes, I agree with Maggi -be brave and show!!

quiltmania said...

I love your work in progress corner. I have several of these. lol.

Debra said...

Di, we all live there: sewing room in inspiration mode, WIP space/corner, not doing the washing up or similar because you want to sew. Don't go exhausting yourself please. Much more fun spending time together and being able to get to the kettle for a cuppa. That's all that needs to be done. Cheers xxx

Debra said...

Actually, while Sally was talking on skype to your Mum from my PC on Friday night I was cleaning up my sewing room (ie. finding the bed under the detritus of sewing paraphenalia) for a friend to sleep in! xxx

Annabelle said...

Looks pretty neat to me.

Smimmymoo said...

Hello Dear,

Adam and I are the reason your house hasn't been done up since the victorian times (we've stolen all of your money over the years) and for many years we were the reason why the house was a mess (untidy kids and teenagers) like Deb says who cares what your house looks like, you're the one who lives there and yours is the only opinion that counts as far as your home is concerned.

However I will just say, if you can make sure that Rudy and my desk top stay in a tidy place where you can find them easily, that'd be great :D Hit me when you see me x x x