I've been catching up on domestic duties. It seems that I let a few things slide this fall. The fact that I'm cooking Thanksgiving dinner next week is a strong motivator to get my house in order.
This past weekend I found myself sifting and sorting through a bin of miscellaneous items that had accumulated over time . . . a random collection of this and that. Each and every item had to either find a new home or end up in the trash. I was determined to empty the bin.
I threw away a fair amount, rescued a couple useful items and gathered clothes to give away. Tossing unwanted things always feels so liberating. I should probably do it more often. In the process I discovered a couple treasures.
I salvaged these adorable little buttons from a sweater that couldn't be saved. I don't have anything in mind for them right now, so they'll go into my button box. Some day these will come in handy.
At the very bottom of the bin I found this little bead.
My daughter says I bought the owl at a fiber festival, but I don't know how he landed in the bin. He seems quite content on my Zephyr Cove. I might have to find a way to make him a permanent fixture on the shawl.
If you're in the Boston area, on Wednesday night I'll be at Bead + Fiber in the South End for a yarn tasting. It promises to be a fun evening.