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Basement Finished Off

Well, here's why I haven't been around and quilting...after 27 years in our home, my husband is retiring and we are going to move!!! The basement was the dumping ground for everything and anything. I'm a saver, but totally unorganized, so when the first floor got a bit messy, out came a paper ream box and everything went in it, from the kids report cards to the latest JoAnn's flyer. Need I say more for what's been occupying my time? Finally, I have three boxes left in the contractor's way and tomorrow, hopefully, I'll find the space to bring them up to go through and toss stuff...maybe. The garage is now a holding area as well. I'd take photos, but you really don't want to see the mess, trust me!

Anyway, I really want to do Bonnie Hunter's Carolina Crossroads mystery quilt, but the guilt to take time away from cleaning would be too great. So, this will just have to wait, sadly.

I have a ton of other projects to add to my list...I'll be back when I feel I can blog guilt-free of the mess.


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