Friday, August 7, 2009

Getting better

This is probably the best it has looked in a LONG time! I stopped counting how many of the clear plastic leaf bags of stuff that went out the door. The local chapter of the Canadian Embroiderer's Guild received two bags of scraps and a bag of tearaway pieces and the daycare got about ten bags total. I stuck my head in the office at the daycare today and it was pretty tidy, so they dispersed it quickly.
The dresses I make for the dancers are almost all custom made, so they each have a paper pattern made with a design drawn on in pencil, then traced over with a black sharpie. I don't need the patterns, but keep them for a while in case the dress needs to be altered or if there is a question from the purchaser, who might live anywhere in the world. Well, a "little while" turned into years and I bagged up and filled three leaf bags with patterns alone. Now the kids at daycare can colour, cut or paint front bodice panels and side skirt panels and sleeves to their heart's content!
The rest of my house looks amazing. No clutter anywhere! Of course, this means you can see how much the trim needs painting, so that will be the weekend's chore.