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[Freecycle-LakelandFL] WANTED: fabric, fabric, sewing notions & yarn (Lakeland Florida )‏

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WANTED: fabric, fabric, sewing notions & yarn

Would like any of your stock pile of old, ugly prints. Trying to make
variety of things. Dolls, guilts, throw pillows etc

Tiny prick of conscience. I have more than I’ll ever need.

Stupid minimalist and cleaning blogs. Making me feel guilty.

I’m not a hoarder, I’m a seamstress!   I just have a sorta huge stash.

My Fabric Stash

My Fabric Stash

Oh, alright!  I contacted the person, okay?

Now I need to sort, and purge what I’m willing to give up.

Do you see my nail marks, where I’m holding on for dear life??

Keeping a tight grip

Keeping a tight grip

Somethings are easier to get rid of than others.

Fabric is just so full of possibilities!  I can make it into any thing I want!  I can be artistic!  It’s one of my treasures!

But, if it sits there until doomsday, what have I really accomplished?  So, gonna give it up…

Not all of it, of course.  You think I turned “cleanie” over night?  Au contrair mon cherie!  {If I didn’t spell that right, sorry!  I left my French dictionary at the store.}

Will proceed to sorting…..

Update:  Patience came and I let go of A LOT of stuff.  She was such a sweet lady, I kept handing her more and more!  And after she left, I didn’t regret a thing!  (Except not getting a pic of all the material going out the door.)

Que sera, sera.

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Cheesy cake

Making a GF cheesecake!!  Yummy!! Can’t wait!  Hurry fingers, hurry!

Here’s what not to do, when separating out the egg whites:

oops!

oops!

Grease the pan.  Maybe this should have come first??

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Dry ingredients:

(Shopping for almond flour is expensive!!)
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20150520_101811Mixing all ingredients.

20150521_220336Here’s where I got the recipe.

Party in my mouth!

Gluten free.

Yummy.

Enjoyed by all.  After they got over the shock of it actually tasting good!

Only appliances needed; mixer and oven.

It’s work, but well worth it.    Food = happiness!

20150516_163648Bet you want some Smell-O-Vision today, huh??  😉

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Extra Extra Expedit Expedition

20150317_221510  Yes, you’ve already seen both these pix.  Deja vu, anyone?

Now that we’ve gotten the boxes off the top, (remember how hard that was???  I’m still having nightmares about reaching over my head!)

And Mama has organized the books, as much as she could in the time allotted;  we are gonna tackle the rest of the behemoth.

Yes, we took care of the blue bin already.

Time to get nit picky, and go for the gold.

See that material way on top?  That’s for my friend, Shirley’s quilt.  Nah, she doesn’t mind if I blog instead of sew.  It’s at least 6 months away from being cold!

So much random crap, I mean, stuff on these shelves!

 

Christmas ornaments?  Yup, don’t you leave yours out all year?  C’mon now, I know some of you do.  I’ve driven by your porches!  (I’m looking at you, Sweet Friend.)

BTW, I know I’m supposed to be de-cluttering, but don’t lay a finger on my Butterfinger books.  You’ll draw back a nub, mister.

But, I did take a deep breath, and donate the books.  That was traumatic.

Part of the donate pile

Part of the donate pile

Mama's & Sis' pile

Mama’s & Sis’ pile

And 2 boxes to Zoe’s Journey, a women’s ministry here in town.

Working on it

Working on it

A nice friend came over to help me.   She was firm, but gentle, making me throw away sentimental items, like cards, AND  DD2’s baby cap.  That she wore home from the hospital!!!

DD2's Home from Hospital cap

DD2’s Home from Hospital cap

Now how ever will I remember that I brought DD2 home from the hospital when she was born???     Waaahh!

But, I do want to recover my home from slobbery, so….    I bit the bullet, and did it.

Thank you nice friend, for pushing me a little, to make better choices.

Looking better!

Looking better!

All the way there! YAY!

All the way there! YAY!

I’m exhausted, by all this extra expediting.  Time for a nap!

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Update:  You know what??   I don’t miss a thing.

The Giant’s Library

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“Professor Green, come in Professor Green!”, Pinky the Astronaut called.

“We are passing the 252-W zone, be careful there!” the medic cautioned.

“We are so close, I can feel it”, Professor Green announced.  “The object of our quest should be just on the other side of this red tome.”

“What are we going to do when we reach the target?” Pinky inquired.

“Why, read it! Of course!”  pronounced the Professor.

“Only after I’ve checked out the area for hazards” warned the medic.

Boom!  A huge explosion rocked the shelves.

Sadly, the small expedition expired before reaching their goal.

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Mama’s Mention

Oh, my goodness!  I just had the best news!

“So am I, Melinda!! I’ll be linking to your blog within the next hour or so. Careful not to dismantle your house in your search for minimalism.”
Nancy featured me as Blog of the Day!  I went there, saw it, and was SO excited!
To see PurpleSlob on someone else’s site!!  Made my heart go pitty-pat!
I didn’t take a screen shot, silly me!
But, it’s there in her own words, that she’s gonna do it.
And she did!!
Thanks a million, Nancy!!

Dresser Drawers, Doubled

My undies are supposed to be in this second drawer.  (Of course they’re not there.  What do you take me for, A Cleanie??)

Where are they one might inquire?  Surely, one might inquire, but I plead the Fifth.  No need to incriminate myself.

I forgot to take a pic, of course.  And now the dresser is gone.  (YAY!!)

The bottom drawer is supposed to be for pajamas, etc.  So, of course I have my winter gloves, and hat there.

Bottom Drawer

Bottom Drawer

Makes perfect sense to me!

And by the way, this is FLORIDA.  Where we have maybe 3.2 days of cold weather, (cold enough for gloves.)

So, why do I have 5 pairs???  And 2 of them identical?  smh

I need answers here!

A two-fer! Bought these when I couldn't find the other 3 pair.

A two-fer! Bought these when I couldn’t find the other 3 pair.

One of the 2 identical pair.

One of the 2 identical pair.

Think I can donate some of them??   I don’t know, what if I suddenly lose 4 of them, and if I already have gotten rid of the 5th, how will my hands stay warm?  Hmmmm?  I ask you?

I got rid of all but 1 pair.  Now I better keep track of them!  Maybe knowing I only have 1 pair, will motivate me.

Here’s hoping.

Medicinal Meyhem

I worked in the bathroom again.

The right drawer was frightful.

Right Side Drawer

Right Side Drawer

I probably could have stocked a small pharmacy outta there!

Here’s what I purged:

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Don’t worry, it was donated, not trashed.

Then, this:

 Expired Stuff

Expired Stuff

😦

But, here’s the good part:

The After

The After

Looks so much better.

Then it was the medicine cabinet’s turn.

This is my medicine cabinet.

20150606_233912I know, the mirror in a mirror thing freaks me out too!

This is my medicine cabinet on drugs.

Before

Before

Really doesn’t look all that bad.

Here’s what I purged:

20150519_220710Expired.  Not good.    😦

20150519_220736Donated to my Sis.  She loves Olay, I don’t.   Yes, I got it back in my couponing days.

So, after all that purging, what could possibly be left?

I’m glad you asked.  

Looking good! (If I do say so myself.)

Looking good! (If I do say so myself.)

Mayhem Marginalized.