But at times (ie. when I'm expecting company) cleaning does become a necessary evil. And this Monday it's my turn to host my weekly quilting group, "The Phat Quarters". So out comes the Swiffer and I start making my rounds. They must pay those women on the commercial an awful lot to do that little dance--I just feel more discouraged because the more dirt I swiff away, the more I uncover. When did my kitchen cabinets get so grimy? (Thinking back, white was probably not the best color choice for me.) So now I need to get out the stronger cleaning stuff and the rubber gloves. By the end of this day I'll be wearing a Hazmat suit and breathing apparatus.
I've heard that when Beethoven was composing, he totally let his personal hygiene go. This gives me comfort. And an excuse. Imagine if we'd be without his Fifth symphony because Beethoven decided he just couldn't live with sink scum a minute longer. I'm a bit of a mini-quilting-Beethoven. Given a choice between cleaning and creating, guess which I'd pick?
Besides the cleaning, I was able to do some fun things this week, however. I drove out to my fabric distributor and came back with some great stuff to sell, which I've posted on my website.
This one is my favorite--it looks like tea-dyed muslin.
(The picture doesn't do it justice.)
I'm so glad a fabric company (thank you, Moda) finally thought of this. Think of the tea-bags I'll save!