Still more sorting, and I sure do miss my mom.

After all of that power sorting that my mom and dad and I did, I sure did miss them this weekend when I was a one woman power sorter.   I still got everything done on my to do list, but it took a lot longer.  Especially yesterday, when we got the tail end of that Minnesota blizzard here in Chicago.  I took a long walk and enjoyed the quiet way of the snow.  Everyone here in Chicago seems to complain about the weather in winter, but I love it.  I'm from Michigan.  This is my favorite time of year.  
I came in from the cold yesterday and spent the evening sorting still more stuff.  The pincushions, all my photographs, and the rest (non-embroidered) fabric.   I think I'm starting to see the light at the end of the cotton tunnel.

One of the biggest obstacles to cleaning out my studio has been an overwhelming amount of cloth.  I've amassed quite a collection from the bounty of Chicago's thrifts over the decade that I've been here, but I've also amassed quite a bit of stuff that I just can't keep any longer.  It's time to make some room for breathing.  I've been taking bags and bags of it down to SAIC every week to donate, and some things over to the Brown Elephant for donations as well.  A few things have gotten shipped out to friends around the country, and I thought today I would ship something out to one of you....leave a comment if you'd like to be entered to win a box full of scraps.  There's lots of goodness- a piece of an old crazy quilt, some hand printed bits, a part of a quilt I started and abandoned, some African prints.....a shoe box full of scraps.   Leave a comment here and I'll choose someone tomorrow morning by 9:00 CST.   

One more thing....I'm a guest blogger this week over at Jenny Doh's space.  Stop by there to read a bit about my background, as well as a collection of my favorite links....Welcome to Jenny's readers!