Cleaning out and decluttering are seasonal activities for me. The start of summer break is one of those times. I read that clutter can affect Cortisol levels in our bodies and I know that Cortisol affects sleep and health. Just one more reason to get rid of the clutter.
On Sunday, I was looking for a 1/2 yard that I could use for binding. You would think that I could find something but no! That is when I decided that I have too many fabrics that are not bringing joy into my sewing life so I decided to purge, ruthlessly!
The first afternoon, I was able to empty 5 bins by refolding and purging. On day two, I went through my color bins. These each bin held a color family with mostly smaller sized pieces. Two hours later, I had that down to one bin of fabrics I love. I also sorted a few projects that can be finished this summer and have a lovely stack of fabric for my class in Sisters next month.
Next up, two very full bins of civil was fabric.
Last week I finished another shawl. I thought I would begin another shawl but stumbled on a lovely sweater pattern. I even have enough yarn on hand to knit this sweater. I am just beginning but I love the way this yarn is knitting up.
Stay tuned. It is going to b a great Fiber Friday this week!