Friday, July 23, 2010

Pianos and Beads


Copper peyote triangles, originally uploaded by Roberta Warshaw.
I spent the day today cleaning my condo in order to get ready for the delivery tomorrow of my parents piano. Before I left for vacation my place was so filthy and dusty, but I was to exhausted and so had no energy to clean.  I took on the project today. A good old fashioned Feng Shui attack!

I threw out so much stuff. It felt really good. It is amazing to me how much stuff we can amass over time. Even someone like me in a very small (900 square feet) apartment.

Lately I have been trying to help my parents clean out their house, hence the piano coming to live with me. They need to down size and get out of the house. I was shocked at all the things they have kept over the years.Old playbills from the 50’s and 60’s, my mother’s old Navy uniform from WWII, her baby bonnet from infancy, my valentines from kindergarten, my brother’s old G.I Joe. Lots of old textbooks from the 1930’s.... So much stuff. Most of it junk.

So I am, making a conscious effort NOT to save too much crap!

Tonight it is back to learning right angle weave. I don’t know why I am having so much trouble with it. It looks like an interesting stitch but it can be very confusing. I have a DVD I am going to watch later to see if that helps me. It came with a Beadweaving magazine and it is called DoodleBeads with Leslie Rogalski. I hope it helps. I will keep you posted.

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