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Spring cleaning or no?

Cuff bracelets under a cloche


How to store cuff bracelets

The picture above is how I organize cuff bracelets.

How about you? Are you in full on spring cleaning mode or are you a yard person? Or are you skipping all that and enjoying the beautiful weather (if you’re having it)? I was really gearing up to get this place cleaned up. Don Aslett of Do I Dust Or Vacuum First fame  (He has some really good cleaning books, by the way, and you can get them for a penny on Amazon) says fall cleaning is best, but perhaps he doesn’t live in the land of spring blooming pine trees that leave a thick coat of yellow powder on everything. EVERYTHING. It’s so bad at times that you can dust, turn around and see it settling right back in. You taste it, feel it on your skin, get it in your eyes, shake it out of your clothes…. So now that we’ve had a couple of good rains that washed yellow rivers down the streets it’s time to get it out of the house.

I started in the master bedroom. Cleaned everything. Cleaned under the bed, cleaned out my closet, even cleaned out the hubby’s underwear drawer! Had plans to make a bedspread and skirt – I’ve only had the fabric for 5 years – and maybe even hem the drapes that have been hanging that long, too. Was going to do a wall arrangement of my collection of prints that are right now haphazardly hanging around the room. Washed the cloche pictured above that sits over some cuff bracelets. Then it all came to a stop. A screeching halt.

We knew we were going to get a couple of small booths at an antique mall where our daughter and her little family live and were getting some things ready to go, but as it turned out, we’re getting a giant booth and those few things need lots of friends. Ricky’s building and I’m painting. And anyone who knows me knows I’m not the painter. But ya do what ya gotta do. I’m so much more comfortable sitting in front of the computer or playing with my Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine or sewing or any other of the million of small crafty things I try to do. But painting big stuff ain’t my thang.

I do so want to get back to the cleaning and freshening of the house, but for at least the next two weeks, it’s put on hold.

Cuff bracelets under a cloche