That sounds kind of nasty..especially since I've been sick. But the purging going on at our house today is the good kind. It helps that I watched two episodes of "Hoarders" on A&E the last two evenings. That gave me the extra incentive I needed to do some serious cleaning in our garage and back porch. We had a new garage door installed today, so yesterday we started sorting through some totes with the goal of reducing the amount of stored "stuff". If you have a hard time parting with things, you need to watch this show..it will scare you to death!
I'm happy to report we have emptied about 7 or 8 large totes so far, have 5 or 6 that will go to a worthy recipient tomorrow. Whew..........that's a lot of STUFF! Most of it was Christmas decorations (I had at least 8 totes full, even after offering carte blanche to my kids and grandkids a couple years ago), other holiday stuff and crafting supplies. We also took several bags of things to the thrift store. Feels good. The back porch is empty for the first time in years!
In the process I opened the Halloween decorations and Tom thought a few needed to come out for a few weeks. He always loves having Trixie lounging around the living room. She used to go to work with him and even made a trip to Minnesota with me once. She sure gathered a lot of looks riding down the interstate in the passenger seat! I made her sometime in the mid 1990's I suppose.
Trick or Treat Girl
All of the rest of these are original patterns..well not even patterns..I just made them up as I went along.