Well, here we are in 2015 with the first week of the year already history. The common thread of starting a New Year is that of cleaning, getting rid of “stuff” around the house, starting on a new leaf with health and setting goals of what to get done in the months to come. Many bloggers are sharing just that and I have to tell you that we started off the year cleaning closets, drawers AND we are in the midst of redoing two bedrooms. It has been bitter sweet to go through the collections of Legos, Ninja Turtles, Star Wars and Hot Wheels. The toys that my boys would entertain themselves with in creative play for hours on end.
Some Most of these are being organized and stored away, especially the sentimental ones. Going are the abundance of stuffed animals and Happy Meal toys…and other bits. And did I mention the boxes of fabric that seemed to have multiplied on their own? Yea, along with my help. Crazy how these things get put away and forgotten. I got real with myself and donated a bunch of fabric, too. Still to go through are the vintage sheets. Those will get cut and sold on ETSY soon.
I have set some goals this year...and I am set on making this all happen.
1. Get back to creating. I miss sewing and Lord knows I am not without the materials to make it happen. Can someone please give me a swift kick in the butt and summons me with a stay away order from all fabric stores?
….and I would like to make more Union Jack pillows to sell online. I have some fun ideas whirling around to make some other fun pillows using repurposed linens. Waiting for me is a stack of vintage cutter tablecloths that would make delightful pillows.
2. Do more gardening. My husband is redoing our side yard – another project we are focused on this year – and building a trellis to grow Wisteria on. There are plans for an outdoor dining area there, too. For now a vacant side yard waits for us, along with a few weeds.
3. Make the time to spend with family and friends. The past five years have been difficult – reallllly difficult – with the loss of my son and his wife, my mother, my step father and my little Wheaten Scottie, Fiona. Having my family over at Christmas really reminded me that tomorrow is never promised to anyone and it is important to spend quality time with the ones we love and cherish – both family AND friends. I am also thankful for the mercy and love from our Holy Father. Without Him, I don’t know how I would have been able to cope with everything.
The next few weeks are going to be quite a buzz here at our little home. But when we are done, I will dish the scoop as to what’s been happening under our roof.
Our family wishes you PEACE, LOVE and JOY this year and always. God Bless you and your home, too.