However this is what I am doing:
I am washing Nick-Knacks. How boring. Every Nick-Knack and a lot of wall pictures come down for Christmas decorations. I love the festive look, but the tear down is not fun.
I know I make it more work than is should be, because it is when I do Spring/Fall Cleaning. Do you remember those days in your past life. I was a good farm wife. The whole house got scrubbed twice a year.
Now it never all gets done, but a lot happens in January after Christmas gets all packed up. Every nick-knack, or should I say “Collection” as to sound less junky, gets a good washing. All wood furniture gets a good lemon oil treatment. Every picture frame also gets a clean up. It really looks nice when it is all done. But it takes so much longer than it did 20 years ago.
It could be worse as I remember my childhood and the storm window/ screen switch. I had five brothers so at least one of them had to help. There was a lot of scrubbing taking place twice a year. In fact when we were first married we did this. Thankfully windows gradually got replaced in the old farm house.
My mom told stories about the spring wallpapering. The old furnaces produced enough smoke that a lot of wallpaper was replaced each spring. Actually it was just covered up as they did not strip off the old paper. I learned this lesson in the old farm house as I once started tearing off wallpaper and plaster came with it. You just added another layer and it helped with the insulation issue.
I have shared this all to make myself thankful that housekeeping has really become easier over time. It also has been a great procrastination as I still have work to do in our lower level.
This is were my large design wall is and I covered it with red and white quilts for Christmas. You might also notice some Nativity flannel graph on the wall. I get it out for the grands to play Sunday School while here. I add this picture so this quilt blog will have a few quits in the post.
Now I get to go into my sewing room! I have pillow cases to iron as I finish up cleaning up the guest rooms.
May you enjoy some sewing moments this winter.