Monday, July 19, 2010

YAWYK day 13

Yesterday I got rid of the following:

1 giant icky lazy susan from my kitchen--this thing was 3 tiers high and wobbly!
1 magazine-yeah, I know, big deal. But it does add up!
18 skeins of yarn--still trying to sell my stash
1 hose--I have a new one, why is the old one still here?

It was hot and muggy yesterday, and today looks to be the same. Didn't know about monsoon season before moving to Arizona!

I will have to sew potholders with the ac pointed right at me!

Quiltingly yours,

Cathy B

Friday, July 16, 2010

Day 10 of YAWYK

Well, I've been doing a lot of sorting, but the following have actually left the house:

1 bag of recycling (trash)
1 old door mirror (trash)
2 knitting books (sold)

Not a lot, but gone!! I have tons of stuff in piles, and just need to dispose of them, or finish them (those potholders, and rag dolls for my nieces, and LOTS of quilt flimsies!)

I am also giving away Dresden Plate plates on the Stashbuster Fling It All group at:

Well, back to sorting. Oh, and maybe some housecleaning!

Cathy B

Thursday, July 15, 2010

My, how this week has flown!!

I was away for 3 days, coming back to a computer that would not recognize my sign-in! Hubby fixed it all, but being computerless for several days is traumatic!

I have been going through stuff, sorting it into piles--trash, donations, and for sale. I'm not going to post the stuff on the counter (to the right) until it is actually out of the house.

I'm working on some more crumb blocks, to empty a bag of scraps I have. My daughter has 6 friends that are having babies before the end of the year, and I thought that baby blankets made with crumb blocks would be so nice and colorful! I will back them with flannel, 'cause that's how I like them. I posted a crumb quilt I made for hubby. He calls it Art Gallery Crumbs.

There is a yahoo group that I listmom that is specifically about crumb quilts. The url is:

And I have more followers! Hi everyone!

Take care!

Cathy B

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Just noticed I have only one follower. I know a lot of people are reading the blog, because they write to me. Anyone else want to follow so my one follower isn't alone. (Picture a sad puppy face here.)

I am now on my way to make potato salad with my sister, using my mom's secret recipe. Well, it really isn't a secret, she just doesn't remember how much she puts in of the ingredients. My sis has a more scientific mind, and has been measuring and adjusting. She finally got it right!! And this potato salad is my husband's favorite food in the world, so he is gonna be so thrilled at dinner. And breakfast. And lunch tomorrow. And.....well, you get the picture.

Happy Thursday!

Cathy B


Yesterday I got rid of 49 items!! I cleaned the refrigerator and freezer for a whopping 22 items into the trash. 5 clothing items to donate. 2 wire storage racks to donate. 20 old icky video tapes to the trash. Yay!

I did bring something in. A new skirt DH bought me. But more is going out than coming in. That's progress in my book.

I have a bunch of potholders I'm making for family members. Need to get them assembled (they are all cut out) and sent to their new homes. Out of my house, into theirs!

As Peter Walsh says, You only have the room you have. If it doesn't fit in your existing space, you need to get rid of stuff. And as Flylady says, You can't organize clutter, you need to get rid of it.

Anyway, happy flinging!!

Cathy B

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

You Are What You Keep

Hi all! I found a nice blog and challenge for my continuing declutter fest. It was started by Tabitha in Arizona. The goal is to get rid of 2010 items by the end of 2010. She started about a month ago, so there is still hope for all of us to purge 2010 items by the end of December. There are 177 days of the year left, so that comes to 11.35 items per day. When you start cleaning desk drawers and kitchen cupboards, that's easy peasy!!

I am particularly thinking of my quilting cohorts. Besides our household stuff, could we get rid of quilting stuff? You know, the tools you never use, the books that are gathering dust, the fabric that just doesn't move you. And if you are a member of the Stashbuster yahoo group, you can sell, trade or give away your quilty stuff on the Fling It All group:

You can see Tabitha's blog by clicking on the icon on the right.

Happy Flinging!

Cathy B