Happy fall! Or spring, if you are in the southern hemisphere. For me, the autumn equinox feels like the beginning of a new year, far more than January, which has always seemed pretty random to me. With the change of season, I made some big changes in my own life. I think my mother’s passing had something to do with it. I have had a very strong urge in the last month (has it been a month already?) to purge and clean house. On top of that, with both boys off at college, I have more time and space.
So the first thing to go was…
Yup, the Mustang. It’s such a fun car, and it served me well for a dozen years. But it was showing its age and it needed a lot of work. With only two of us at home (and our house doesn’t have a garage) we don’t need three cars. Plus, much as I loved it, the pony was a dog in the snow, and it was the most expensive of the cars to insure. The good news is that I sold it to my mechanic, for his girlfriend. They were both thrilled. She’s wanted a mustang convertible for years, and he knows what needs to be done to it and how to do what needs doing.
Right after that, I put the industrials up on Craigslist. For the last two years, I haven’t done much sewing at the office, and I’d rather sew at home at night than trundle up to an empty industrial area. So my machines have been sitting unused, which is a shame. I didn’t want them to just gather dust. The DDL8700 straight stitch machine sold immediately to a nice lady who used to be a professional seamstress, and who missed having an industrial. The serger sold yesterday to a lovely young woman who makes hats and headgear for renaissance fairs. She was thrilled beyond belief and gave me a big hug. I think I may head to King Richard’s Faire to see her. Plus I’ve never been to a ren fair so it could be a lot of fun!
I also cleared out a whole lot of patterns earlier in the summer, and I’ve been Kondo-ing clothing. DH and I are going to tackle the sports equipment in the basement now that it’s cooling off.
So those are the big changes around here. Next on the cutting table is another pair of Butterick 5250 trousers, this time in a Lightweight Wool Flannel in Black Olive from Gorgeous Fabrics. And this weekend we’ll see both boys at a collegiate marching band festival. I can’t wait!