Chaos in the suburbs

I haven’t had much time for sitting at the computer this last week. Apart from still being extremely tired and run-down, there is also so much to be done. Most of our boxes are unpacked now but there’s chaos everywhere and it’s a slow process of getting everything sorted out. Unpacking stuff which has been in storage for two years is such a strange experience. Many of the things we kept and felt were important in 2003 go straight out into our overstuffed rubbish-bin or off to the op-shop. Why on earth did we need so many glasses? So many useless fry-pans? There have also some pleasant surprises – books I forgot I had, sewing notions and fabrics inherited from my grandma and stored away in a time when I wasn’t particularly interested in craft pursuits. I had a bizarre flash-back when I opened one of Amelia’s boxes full of baby clothes and toys and bits and pieces and the smell of baby was completely overwhelming.
A Month of Softies for April finishes up this weekend. The theme “Recycled Monster Action” has brought craftsters out of the wood-work and the submissions are already pouring in. I haven’t even started work on my submission for this month and may even have to sadly let it go. I don’t really have a surface to set up my machine on at the moment. I have all my fabrics (old clothes) gathered and an idea ready in mind so perhaps I will start and finish it off early next month anyway. Don’t let me dampen your spirits though!

I have signed up for Back-tack which should be a challenge and loads of fun. In the last few months I had that delivery of Amy Butler Fabric (ooh new site!), my Reprodepot stuff and also last week Christina and I got a bunch of stuff from Cotton Bow-wow so I have some good stuff to choose from. But can I bear to part with any of it??