I am up early today, and because I don’t want to wake hubby I won’t be starting on my decluttering/organizing project this early – I tend to be noisy – so I will wait. Instead I decide to bop into the studio. Obviously the studio is not my decluttering/organizing project – though it should surely be – as this is the best looking shot I could get, even though the studio was spotless before my Creating Conventions trip.
First I have to maneuver past the bag of stuff from the crop 2 1/2 weeks ago, Can it be that long . . . and I still haven’t finished putting this away. In my defense, it was the only bag left to sort out, but the plan was to actually finish up those classes as I unloaded the bag. Hasn't happened.
Okay, I’ll scootch past the door left open on the right or the paper left sitting on the right, and get to the island.
Where to my right you see the stamp that I hastily used to add a sentiment to a birthday card yesterday for a girlfriend. Three of us met for lunch, and I wanted to take it with me. Now where is the stamp set this belongs to, I wonder?
Well, the ink pad is on my left. Do you think I chose this color ink only because it matched the card? No silly, I chose it because it was already sitting out . . . still no stamp set case, though.
Aha, there it is over on the desk by the window. And yes, I chose that particular birthday stamp set because it was already sitting out too - and I don't mean neatly filed on the bookcase end of the island as it should have been. I suppose I should finish putting all those stickers on those stamps and put it away – along with the rest of that mess – pictures and newspaper clippings from aunt’s house that I needed to dig through for an assignment layout last week (you’ll see it on Sunday).
Well, if I had just put those bagged kits back into my blue rolling tote from whence they came, this could look so much better. And surely I could tidy up that much before moving onto my other project. In the midst of my other project, yesterday I uncovered that Archivers bag and the Thickers that were in it. I had looked for the bag to take to our crop and bring home goodies in – but couldn’t find it. Sis-in-law had also looked for hers before the crop and couldn’t find it either, so I didn’t feel so bad. That was short-lived and I almost didn’t admit to her that mine had long forgotten Thickers inside when it was rediscovered. Honestly, I told her, I think I must buy Thickers while sleepwalking.
This really isn’t as bad as it looks – most of the big stuff is in bags. I can have it all spiffed up and still have time to blog it and check out a few other WOYWW desks with Julia and friends before late-night-owl hubby arises. Then it is back to the real decluttering project.