I know this post is for the stressed out mom, but I have been following the same "simplify" type rules and find that it has truly helped in my re-centering. Sometimes you just have to keep busy, and creating more simple surroundings in my wake has helped. Not that I can claim that my home is not in turmoil right now, mind you! The dining room is still paperwork central:
There are fat quarters and pattens growing in the (very large) basket on the coffee table:
The upstairs hallway is filled with parts of the furniture from my sewing studio:
The studio and my bedroom finally had their bulkheads torn down to the lathe and rebuilt after last year's water damage thanks to Irene and subsequent weather patterns (all not good!). My bedroom is back to semi-normal- just one more top coat of paint to go and the studio is promised back to me by the weekend. Let's hope! Both rooms look wonderful with the biggest change being the studio which sits pretty in it's new white woodwork:
and soon to be taupe walls. I am excited! Ok- so I will be after tomorrow??
In the meantime, since I have no place to fire up the sewing machine- I've been stitching my block of the week (why do I do this to myself!) from Primitive Gatherings. This year is particularly wonderful, and the little freebies just make me smile with delight. It's a Good Thing (as Martha would say).
Both projects will be well loved when finished, and keep right now, keep my mind occupied.
Enough musing for one morning...I'll be back with some photos and thoughts about the travel/quilt excursions of last week a bit later than originally thought- I forgot I promised to join Eldest child at lunch with the great-aunties today, and certainly do not want to disappoint.