For several years I’ve been collecting dainty ladies hankerchiefs and my mom made sure I got some that belonged to my grandmother. Some belonged to my husbands aunt and some I found at yard sales still in their original packaging. I’m working on some ideas about using them in a quilt for my guest room. This quilt would not be used a lot and the hankerchiefs will match the feminine decor in the guest room. I may use some of them in a shadowbox as well. I’ll probably continue collecting them for more future projects.
Yes it’s almost mid-month but I have some goals to complete before months end. I always have high expectations of what I can complete in a two day weekend and that means I have six days to complete my goals. Here’s the April goals:
1) Clean out the fall/winter debris in the yard
2) Transplant the hibiscus and shasta daisies to another location in the yard
3) Clean all the flower beds and make ready for new additions
4) Make 12 new blocks for the sampler quilt
5) Start spring cleaning the bathroom, pantry and back porch
6) Make new cushions for the lawn and porch furniture
7) Set out 15 of the 30+ apple root stock and nine American chestnuts we started from seed.
8) Finish planting the garden and flower seeds in the greenhouse
9) Spring clean the guest room (decided to start in the least travedled and used room)
10) Clean the paddle boat and put it on the pond
I think this should keep me very busy for the rest of the month. Since turkey season begins Saturday I should be able to start bright and early in the morning.
Well, my spring cleaning has turned into summer cleaning. I’ve procrastinated long enough and this weekend should be a test of my back and legs!! I’ll be cleaning the room that everything landed in on the second floor when I cleaned the other three rooms. I have a very large storage/linen room upstairs that is full of winter clothing, junk, excess furniture, lumber, flooring, paint and so many other things that don’t need to be there. Then, there’s the cleaning up and out of the things that should be in the room. Wish me luck and I’m too embarrassed to show the before pictures but I promise Good Will and the Thrift shop are going to love me on Monday.
Here’s the results of the guest room that’s waiting on my friend’s visit in August and I’m pretty pleased with how it all looks. I hope she will be very comfortable in it.
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