Kitchen Tool Bouquet.
Oh how I love thee!
I love thee for thy boundless convenience.
Thou decoratest my kitchen with thy vintage charm!
Thou dost masterfully keep my drawer free from utensil clutter!
Thou keepest my necessary tools so close at hand, a helpmate to keeping my family fed.
Thou art a boon to my homemakerness!
But alas, woe unto thee, oh treasured kitchen companion.
Thou also art a great collector of dust and grease and grime due to thy close proximity to the burners of electric fire on my modern cook top.
Forsooth! Thou art tall and portly and there within hidest many treasures of shorter stature!
Namely….what petite tools of great worth art hiding down in thy deepest depths?
We shall PURGE thee forthwith and findeth out!
((Okay…are you giggling yet? I’ve been reading too much Quaker-speak in the latest Diana Gabaldon novel!))
This was my first 5 minute Power Purge of the day while I simply waited for my tea to steep and cool down just a bit.
It wasn’t as bad as I thought in there, but I really need only SO MANY slotted spoons. Or SO MANY serving spoons. Half is going to the cabin. I made quick work of this chore, also washing the old graniteware coffee pot all the utensils are housed in and dried it to a well worn luster!
Car Appointment, Anyone?
I spent nearly 2 hours at the car dealership getting Shamu her check up. All is well, but the poor girl is getting up there in miles for a 3 1/2 year old. 57,000! I know it would be worse if I were driving these trips instead of flying them. So I’m grateul the flying trips give my beloved Shamu a breather and keep her mileage as low as possible. She’s good to go until next time!
As for me, I’m working on fill in unit #4 of 6. I showed a photo of how things are coming together just this past weekend on facebook and instagram, but I don’t think it made it to the blog. 2 are on, 1 is partially on and the 4th is in progress. I should finish the stitching on over Thanksgiving week…or that’s the plan along with about a dozen quilts that need binding!
This evening’s 45 minute Purge Finish!
I was actually going to tackle just one drawer a day…but there are 6 drawers and two side wing doors to deal with. We would be here FOREVER just for this one cabinet, and so I pushed through it while watching an episode of “Reckless” on Netflix. Done done done! I tossed a bunch of junk costume jewelry, detangled some chains, found matches to earring sets…and marveled at some of the things I could swear I’d never seen before, wouldn’t be caught dead wearing, and had no idea how they got here!
It’s DONE! And in case you worry about me showing “jewelry” online….thinking people will come to rob me blind. Or if you are someone who thinks YOU now have an opportunity to rob me blind…..think again! 99.9% of this is JUNQUE! Costume. Fun. Stuff. The other .1% that is not junque? I am wearing it and you will not be able to get it off me. So there.
Besides, anyone who knows me knows that I value my vintage machines and my fabrics much more than I would ever value something that does nothing but hang around my neck, wrist, or finger doing nothing. So there again.
Have you done your Power Purge for the day? Comment below and let us know what you cleaned out – it just may inspire us all to tackle that area too!
Look what’s coming!!
Volume 10 of Quiltmaker Magazine’s 100 blocks hit the news stands today! Have you got your copy? If not – stay tuned you just might win one! Check out Quiltmaker Magazine’s website and Quilty Pleasures blog to follow the blog hop and register for prizes through the week. My turn on the blog hop is THURSDAY! You won’t want to miss it!
Have a great evening everyone! I’m Indiana bound in the morning EARLY!