I haven't done much sewing or quilting for the past few weeks because I've been cleaning and throwing out stuff. It's a major clean out. My family has lived in this house for 62 years, and some of what I'm finding seems to be at least that old. It is a challenge, sometimes a tearful one, but once I began I found that it gets easier to just keep filling the trash bags and getting them out of the house. Not my fabric, sewing machines or rulers, mind you. Just the stuff nobody wants. Once this is done, I think I'll be able to focus again and spend time on more interesting things, like quilting.
Some of things I've thrown out have been clothes from the 1960's and 1970's, some of which were hats. My generation, and those before us, grew up wearing hats. I held on to this one. Even if you would never wear this hat, and I'm sure that's all if not most of us, you have to appreciate the workmanship. By today's standards it's definitely over the top.
It's something else, isn't it? So feminine. It belonged to either my sister or mother.
I have made the postcard for my swap partner who is in the Northwest Territories. I can't share it yet because it hasn't been mailed but when I can I'll post a pic. It's Christmas themed, which by the way is less than 2 months away. I hope I have my life straightened out by then.