Thursday, January 22, 2015

:: Do Something When Energy is low; Pincushion


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I didn’t figure you’d want to see any more pictures of my kitchen for a while—so I thought I’d show you this little pin cushion I made the other day. Vincy was sitting in his high-chair eating animal crackers (not 5 feet away) and I whipped this up on the sewing machine —it took about 5 minutes and was so easy to make! You can use whatever scraps you have for this—and I even used a little tatted medallion, for the tail feathers, I scrounged out of my Granny’s things.

  I’ve been busy doing lots of cleaning, tossing and re-organizing.  I’ve shown what’s in my cupboards, in my drawers – what I’ve found in my closet.   I’ve mopped the floor. I’ve taken the curtains down in the kitchen and washed them, sprayed them with starch while they were drying.

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*A TIP:  If you spray your curtains or throw pillows with starch—they stay clean and fresh longer.  I’ve had these curtains for years! One over the sink, and the one on the step-back cupboard to hide the microwave and in more  recent years,  I used up the rest of the fabric to make a curtain for the left side of my stove.  They resist grimy hands and fingers, and spills and splashes! 

…Oh, AND the pin cushion is some of the last bit of fabric from my curtains.  USING IT ALL UP!  Every little Kernal and making it last… that’s my frugal point of view!

So, I’m going like gang-busters around here. I don’t even like the word De-cluttering, I tell why, here. A variation on the word de-clutter—clutterfree … I’m still trying to follow the clutterfree30 via Instagram.  It’s going pretty well. Some of the things on the list I’ve done already and just didn’t post pictures of—I just skipped those days. If this were a dance-a-thon…I’d have gotten tapped out already. ;)

I DO however, have other rooms where I could be doing the clutterfree30 shuffle-

I’ve got two rooms in my house that have been terribly …TERRIBLY  neglected. I’ve show pictures of them before. I’ve not made head way in them. In fact, when we started the floors in the kitchen, my craft/computer room… became a ‘drop-off’  place.  Now? It’s WAY WORSE! 

I’ve almost decided I can’t show another picture of this room until something is done with it.  I NEVER GET VERY FAR IN THERE!!  I just don’t know what it is about my craft room…  DE-CLUTTERING OR CLUTTERFREEing  is going to take all my energy in that room.   I keep referring to my one little word—DO.

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Whenever I have a free moment to get some little something done—I just get up and DO it.  ON the days when energy is low—I do a little bit of crochet or make a sweet little pincushion! ;)

pincushion Pincushion tutorial

‘Til next time, Be Blessed~


“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in the grave, where you are going.”  ~ Ecclesiastes 9:10


Susan said...

Love the pin cushion and the scripture!

annie said...

love the scripture too, and the little chick, and the curtain, have never thought of starching mine, thanks for that.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I use the chick pin cushion I made all the time. I should make more.

Kristina said...

Cute pin cushion!

Algodão Tão Doce said...

Amei conhecer o seu blog, já fiquei por aqui!!!Achei maravilhoso!!!
Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!


Beijos Marie.

Audrey said...

Good that you can be productive even when your energy is low. Love the little pin cushion.
Audrey Z.

Connie said...

What's better than a totally clean and organized kitchen. Oh, and I love your little pin cushion. I have made that pattern before, but I really like what you did with the tail feathers.
Sew cute!
Have a marvelous day.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Diane said...

Very cute pincushion! Love "little" projects like that! And, yes, starch does keep things cleaner-- my mom said she used to go to school with the skirt of her dresses sticking way out due to her mother's starching methods!