The current temperature in Tucson is 36 degrees. It may get as high as 47 today. We desert rats don't like days like this.
I was out at 4:30 this morning to go get groceries. It was 32degrees. I beat the crowds, but not the temperature.
I decided that today would be the day that I had to clean out that closet that has all of the fabric stored inside. I seldom go into this one. At least not the left hand side. Whoever designed this was a complete idiot! It has double doors. That's good. The doors are to the far right hand side. That's bad.
About three and a half feet are virtually inaccessible. I don't know why they couldn't have put the doors in the middle. Most irritating....
So about once a year, I dive in and pull everything out. That's the only way it can be cleaned.
I won't bore you with the piles of stuff all over the floor. I did find, at the bottom of the back, an oak, curved glass room box that I have never done anything with. One of these days....It is very pretty and sits on cabriole legs that I found in a thrift shop. Someone, probably a high school shop student, made the frame for an oak footstool. Amazingly, it is the same dimensions as the box. It makes a nice occasional table when the two are put together.
You may ask why I never did anything with it? Simple. It is a very awkward shaped box. The ceiling is high, but not high enough for a second story. I have argued with this box for years about what it is going to be. One of these days, I am going to win! For now, it is out of the way.
I found my stock of yarn. Some is going away now. Some is staying to be made into something or be finished.
The half sock to the left is a good example. I started designing Halloween socks a few years ago. Then I got down to the part that would logically be boring black.
The six year old's attention span wandered. I am going to leave these out where the six year old will see them and get a guilty conscience. they will get finished. My goal is next Halloween. Tessie says that they would look good with pointy toes and no shoes....
The crochet below the sock is a granny afghan that I started a few years ago also. That's another one that I am bound and determined to finish. I really like it, but it is so time consuming. Every square in it is different.
So far, I have found two candidates for the Chesterfield.
They are both fat quarters that April found at her favorite quilt shop. They are both quilt weight cotton. The first one is a kind of tweedy material that looks like upholster's fabric in miniature. I think that it will make great mini furniture.
The second one is my first choice so far. Cheaters sometimes win....This one would be easy to tuft. I could use the diamonds in the fabric as a guide. I would probably use every other dot.
So....While I clean, I talk to myself, answer myself and sometimes argue. That part I do with Tessie. She likes the last fabric and wants me to stop cleaning and start upholstering her couch.
The only problem is, I can't reach the door! Until the stuff is all put neatly back into the closet, I can't get out of the room!
The next step in the Chesterfield will be here tomorrow. I promise. Can someone slip a pizza under the door, so that I can keep cleaning?
See you tomorrow.