More Dishcloths on a VERY Snowy Day…On January 17, 2024 by Pam
Today seemed like the perfect day to just sit down and finish this week’s dishcloth pattern. The heart design is perfect for Valentine’s Day, just around the corner. You can always find someone who is happy to receive a dishcloth. Cotton dishcloths do not last forever and, as I noticed this morning, I need to put a few in my OWN drawer – they wear out after about 6-8 months from use and it is PERFECTLY ok to throw them out.
This is definitely the stage of life for cleaning things out. I have been relentless about cleaning out unwanted and unneeded items from our home. It all started when my son, Zachary was home for Christmas. He decided to redo the office (the room he was sleeping in) and it was amazing. The room works 100% better because he followed the principles of feng shui. It is more relaxing and more user friendly. So, together, we took on the workout and sewing rooms in our house. Before he started, they were a combination with sewing machines in the workout room and a stationary bike in the sewing room. The sewing room has surround windows (and some ceiling lights added for evening sewing) and it now has ALL the equipment needed for sewing – cutting table, iron and ironing board, 3 sewing machines, etc. There is a bit of storage of fabric in the workout room but, the shelf is in a much better location and does not interfere with the room for working out. The area holds a stationary bike, bench and weights and a rack that holds free weights and other workout paraphernalia. The room also has a crib for my sweet little Charlotte and her sleepovers. Her big brother highly approved of the new layout of the office during his Christmas vacation sleepover.
We tossed a LOT of stuff and did inventory on the contents of closets – donated, threw out and we live in a VERY user friendly space now. Thank you, Zachary and thank you for inspiring me because now I have attacked the basement and yesterday alone I cleared off 2 large shelves.
Part of my crocheting of dishcloths is using up cotton yarn – I am also knitting hats and looking for other ways to use our “stash”…we might even get out the knitting machine soon. So, this year, as always, I will be crocheting dishcloths and giving them away so, if you get one, enjoy and when it is worn out, toss it and give me a call.