Tuesday 1 November 2011

spring fever / book give away

Thirty four years of marriage and twenty years living in the same place means an accumulation of clutter! Unfortunately, more "things" keep coming in and the walls are not made of elastic!

In an effort to find an indoor home (that is not the garage) for my quilting frame, WM and I have been "spring cleaning" or, more truly, de-cluttering. We have emptied cupboards and wardrobes, thrown away, given away and tidied away!

And still we're nowhere near done!

...and no closer to finding a permanent home (at this address) for the quilting frame.

But at least I have a tidy linen closet, and most of my yarn is now in the same room - even in the same wardrobe!

In the spirit of de-cluttering, and because I believe in passing on my good fortune, I am offering you the chance to own three books by Claire O'Donahue.

Basically they are murder mysteries set in a small town in New York State. The central characters are Nell and her grandmother, Eleanor, who owns the local patchwork shop "Someday Quilts".

I won these books in a giveaway on Cindy's blog. I have read and enjoyed them and now it's time for them to find a new home. If you would like them (international readers welcome), please leave a comment on this post. I will use the random generator to pick a winner on Monday 7th November (Australian Eastern Summer Time).

Good luck.


  1. I love that they're finding a new home! Yeah, Lynne!

  2. I love the results of a good deep clean! Glad you are going to find room inside for your quilting machine-you will be using it a lot so it needs to be close!

  3. Cleaning a load of unused stuff out every now and then is a refreshing relief. It's amazing how much stuff we can hide and stash isn't it. I hope you find a home for your frame soon. It will be worth all the effort, cleaning and organizing.

  4. Decluttering? Oh, right, that's what I should start doing do (before moving to another continent). But I'll give it a try anyways. I love books and I could give them away like you after reading, right?

  5. While I really, really hate moving (and have had that reinforced lately), it certainly does make you think twice about what you have and really need.
    The books look interesting
    Good luck with your decluttering


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