I have long heard about spring cleaning, but I think, when you live in a cold and snowy place, where you don't spend much time outside, January is when you notice that things need tidying. The more house bound I feel, the more I seem to try to create a more open space indoors, by sorting and tossing.
I also start planning what I will do with the stuff I turn up.
Yesterday, I started in on my "office". I sorted some new purse hardware into my drawers. I am embarrassed to say that I emptied my bag from quilt retreat, finally, and dealt with the stuff in the bag. I washed some new fabric, and dreamed of what I could use it for. I laid out some combinations, and took pictures. would you like to see?
Some fabric I ordered, from an on line store, on boxing day, looks great, and I think it needs to become a bag.
A friend asked me to make her a Backgammon Bag. She gave me some fabric for the points, from her stash. I was trying a couple of fabrics for the background.
Japanese fabrics with more Japanese fabric?
Japanese fabric with linen?
I think I like the darker fabric. We will see what she says.
I also tried the linen with the cat fabric.
That has potential.
In knitting news, I finished another hat.
The pattern is called Expanding Rib Hat, and I knit this in the Men's size. The yarn is Biscotte Griffon.