To Alex -

To Alex...who is far away in person, but never far from my heart. I miss you. Enjoy these snippets of everyday family life here in the states.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I have to enjoy the moment....

because it doesn't last long. The problem, which is not what I really call it, is that I have a variety of crafts that I'm always dabbling in but the sewing and scrapbooking are the messiest. I have to be diligent about cleaning up after each project or the pieces/parts take over my space. I swear they jump into the first available clean space and literally shout, "play with me, play with me!" I know, I know, there are pieces on the table, but that's exactly what I'm talking about. They jumped there after I cleaned up the space.

I swapped a spare bed for some shelves that I intend to paint and hang. That should help with the piles that accumulate on the floor, but I'm thinking I need something with doors and drawers to stop all those pieces from jumping into my clean spaces. It's not like they have bitty fingers or opposable thumbs to open doors.


  1. I have those guilty piles all over the house. What I don't understand is how they grow. I guess it doesn't help that I flit from craft to craft and instead of putting everything away from the first craft, I just put the second one on top of the first. A big no non. Good luck on your new shelves.

  2. lol I try not to flit - and I fail miserably at it. It doesn't help that I read all these cool blogs with everyone's fun projects and pretty soon I've got a bunch going on at the same time. What fun!

  3. I know excactly how you feel - that happens to me too! Isn't it annoying? I don't think doors will stop it... ;)