All that cleaning has made me tired!
It happens to me every year. When I get really stressed out I clean like a crazy woman. I have an uncontrollable urge to purge. To free my life of clutter and stuff and things that need to be dusted. To lighten up the place and let the air and sun in. Those of you that know me closely are laughing as usual. I always seem to collect stuff over the year and end up right back here. But not this time! Mark my words. I've been on a journey to keep things calm, clean and serene. I love whites and creams with just a hint of color here and there. Like a little bit of makeup on a healthy face. Nothing heavy, just light.
So I cleaned out the bookcases, the cupboards, the closets and had a mega yard sale. I can breathe again and I'm calm. Now my mind can be free and focus stitching. I have some wonderful new designs that are light, airy and fun. The first of them will debut this week. Be sure to hop back for a visit. Until then, I leave you with before and after shots of the great room bookcases, some calming photos of my roses from yesterday and of course, a sleeping bunny.
Bookcases before. Took away the books (moved them to other room) got rid of dusty fake plants. Sneeze, cough, contact has dust on it and I can't see!
Now my favorite items in shades of white and cream. Easy to care for.
I'm saving for a new slipcover for the couch and two new chairs. Those two I'm going to put back in the bedroom. Need to sell some other things first.
Wishing you a calm, peaceful and serene week.
this week IGF simplifying