Not seeing a Scroll to Top Button? Go to our FAQ page for more info. Northbrook Designs: A busy start for the New Year

Friday, January 2, 2015

A busy start for the New Year

Oh my goodness, I’m on a roll already. I’ve been pulling stuff out of cupboards and doing my annual clutter clearing. I sent off boxes a couple of weeks ago and now I have more. I learned the lesson of letting go of the emotional attachment to material things.

Because it comes so easy to me now to sort and toss, I have to sometimes stop and consider the odd things I am about to send away. I leave them for another short while and if the thought I had about them doesn’t materialize soon, away it goes. I’m also being careful about what I’m bringing into the house, making sure it’s actually going to be used and not just an impulse buy. So guilty of that in the past.

It’s actually very uplifting to clutter clear, tiring if you have stairs to go up and down like I do, but worth it. I can feel the difference when I walk into a room that’s been cleared, it’s true what they say, it feels very light when you’ve sorted and cleared out a room.

I think what continues to motivate me to do this is having watched all those episodes of hoarders. I’m not a hoarder, but certainly things can get away from us if we’re not careful. Very happy to have this over for this year (the moment will hit again half way through the year I’m sure).

I couldn’t help myself with the picture below, I just love Jim Carey and his carefree character in the movies. He makes me laugh every time. Exactly how I feel to have my busy work over with.

giphySomething that made me laugh out loud in my car the other day. It’s never happened before but I couldn’t help myself. I spotted a lady getting into her car and it was her hair style that made me bust out.

She had a pony tail on either side of her head and another one on top and all I could think of was a middle aged Whoville character…. I just couldn’t stop myself from laughing and thank goodness my window was up….oh dear ! I laugh at myself too, so I don’t feel guilty, it was just one of those spontaneous moments… ;o)

Besides all the clearing out, I’m spending the first few days of the new year, finishing up Pixies that just got as far as heads and bodies made and sorted into zip lock bags with their embellishments, waiting to be completed. They’re almost done and ready to be packed away.

I did make this felted ornament to hang in my friends shop, we’ll see if there is interest. I found a designer who is making the 12 days of Christmas as felt ornaments, just waiting patiently to buy them as she gets them done.  This isn’t one of the 12 days set, but I love it, it’s so pretty and I plan to make more of them in other colours. It’s a good tv watching project.

songbird01sm

As for Radar, well he’s just enjoying being a cat. He’s such a good boy and I’m happy that he’s finally settled. We had one shocking experience the other night, and now I know there is some kind of history about boxes with him. What I wouldn’t give to be a cat mind reader to know what he’s been through. But he won’t have to worry about any of that anymore, just be a cat and do what cat’s do best. Be sweet and sleep a lot. See you soon…..

radarnewyear2015sm

1 comment:

  1. I admire your commitment to clearing things out Romona, I know I need to do it to but feel paralyzed about where to start. I know I just have to dive in and DO it, think I will start with one of the bedrooms and hopefully that will kick start me! Tummy rubs to Radar and bless you for being so understanding and caring.

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails