Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Necktie Progress...and Tidying!

My necktie project is coming along nicely...almost done with the first of six sections. I hope to finish up the section TODAY!!!

I'm also working hard on the next issue of Hexie Love - it's going to be a great one! The featured hexie artist? It's a biggie!!!!! MICKEY DEPRE!!! She rocks a hexie, doesn't she?!


Are you one of the FEW people who have not heard of this book yet? I bought the Kindle version and have been devouring it. Being a trained Industrial Engineer - the efficiency experts of the Engineering world, I thought I was an expert on organizing. BUT I'M NOT! 

I'm not finished reading the book yet, but I've read enough to get started on my tidying mission. I started with my t-shirts yesterday. I did it just as directed in the book. I touched every shirt. I got rid of the ones that don't spark joy, first thanking them for their service. No music or TV in the background. I know it sounds dippy, but it worked.

Then I neatly folded the remaining shirts and placed them in a drawer. I had been hanging them in my closet - but the author recommends folding most of our clothes.

I'll attack other shirts today -  the author says to start with clothes, one category at a time. Then we'll do books, papers, etc. At some point I'll tackle my studio. 

It sounds so simple, but I do think it will be life changing. Once it's done. In about 6 months. I'll get back to you on that... So far 1 garbage bag ready to be donated to a charity.

You may remember that I did a major closet clean out just about 18 months ago - obviously I did not get rid of enough! This time I will.


  1. Too funny -- I just blogged about the same issue -- tidying. There must be something in the air.

  2. I've got a charity pick up on Monday so I'm going to be doing some sorting and donating this weekend. It feels good to give clothes and household items a new life! I've got a big box ready to be packed up - the cats will be sorry to see it go!

  3. I hadn't heard of the book before, but I can understand why it is a Japanese art. Living in Japan in a small apartment makes clutter especially troublesome. Hexagons and paper piecing are popular here and stitchers don't seem to have the stash of fabrics and things - there's no room! I'll have to look for the book.


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