Saturday, March 10, 2012

Spring cleaning!

Tomorrow my friend and collaborator Christine arrives from Salt Lake City. This year we finished a mammoth manuscript together and are once again putting our respective undergrad seminars into dialogue online, but now we are also going to be visiting each other's classes, in the flesh.  My students are in for a treat on Tuesday, and in about a month I will be in SLC to visit both U of Utah and Brigham Young, where I have another good friend and colleague. Lots of little adventures coming soon.  But today is all about SPRING CLEANING chez Bobbin.

Five people and two cats make a lot of dirt. Oh yes.

Now the sun is shining and our winter's worth of ick is disappearing.

The oddest discovery of the morning were the four empty Janome bobbins I found in the kitchen: two under the fridge and two under the stove. (And then there's also the one under the sofa, which was sucked into oblivion by the vacuum.)

I think this was Penelope's handiwork (perhaps her version of spring cleaning?).

But of course this is a sewing blog, so back on topic: the only sewing I have been able to do has been by hand, very small bits of progress on last summer's Loulouthi hexagon project -- but it's progress nevertheless. Photos soon, I promise.

It really feels like spring is around the corner now, and I couldn't be happier about that.  The past 12 months have represented quite a tough year for me and my family, one of those once-in-a-decade kind of tough years. I am looking forward to the start of a new cycle for us all!

So here's to fresh starts, clean floors, and sunshine!  Have a wonderful weekend.

4 comments:

Archie the wonder dog said...

When you've finished your spring clean do you fancy popping over?!! Enjoy your time with Christine!

Prof. S said...

...for a cup of tea and some quilt-chat? Oh yes, I'll be right there!

Annabella said...

I love spring cleaning and de-cluttering! The ONLY cleaning I like. Can I pop over to Helen`s too?

Sheila said...

I suspect Ramone as the bobbin culprit......