Started reading my first Emilie Richards book a couple of nights ago. The Wedding Ring..starts with mother and daugther going to grandmother's house to clean it up after some serious hoarding. It's a good read...felt a little scary, I think though, because I spent the day cleaning and throwing things out of my sewing room! It already feels better though. So this is a good thing.
Came across some Minky scraps a friend had given me. I cut out 4 1/2 inch squares and had enough for a soft baby quilt and the backing too. Hah! Then I tried to sew blocks together...not even pins every 1/2" could keep these pieces even. I read some tips online...like using something called Perfect Sew or using interfacing... but I chose to package it altogether with a nice label of what it is and I'm going to pass it on. Is this charity or trickery?
And the lovely feline in the photo is my manager, Marianne. She and Elinor came to us a couple of years ago. They both had silly names that they didn't respond to so I picked two favorites from Jane Austen characters and we have been happy ever since. Their personalities actually match the characters.