Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Sorting bookshelves and finding old sketchbooks

I've been busy clearing and sorting things out here.  Firstly the bookcase, why do I hoard books when I've read them?   So, a whole load have gone off to the local Second hand bookshop.

Then, there is my studio space.   Ummm, it seems to be taking a while, wonder why.  I'm lucky to have a good sized space, but as us ladies know with handbags, the bigger they are the more 'stuff' you put in them.  Hence you can imagine the hoarding that has occurred with my Ikea bookshelves.  Yes, I admit it, I have Ikea shelving....shock horror for those who shun such things, but they are REALLY useful.   Trouble is, I keep getting sidetracked and instead of putting things into different groups, like
Keep - Chuck out - Charity shop, I stop to look through things, read them and funny thing is an hour later I haven't made any headway whatsoever, it's like falling down a rabbit hole.   No wonder it is taking so long to sort out.  But regardless, progress is occurring albeit slowly.


Good finds here and there.  I found an old sketchbook, yes another rabbit hole...but was quite pleased to see this little sketch done some time ago and had totally forgotten about it -




and the shelves and boxes are getting there,
at least these are

SORTED....









16 comments:

  1. One of my least favourite jobs, sorting and clearing out, but one of the most satisfying in the end. Good luck!

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    1. Yes, I like that feeling when it's all done :)

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  2. Sorting is a good first step, I should do that. I have lots of IKEA shelves!

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    1. Glad to learn that it isn't just me with the Ikea shelving.

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  3. I'v always wondered why cleaning seems to make more of a mess. Those shelves are a good idea. Will have to keep that in mind. I need some new/better way of containing the chaos. Sweet, little bluebird. I need a breath of Spring today as we finish up the remnants of a storm that brough sleet and freezing rain.

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    1. They are useful shelving. You can get different sizes of them, plus get boxes (various designs and colours) to fit in them. Some shelves are nice left open, but it is good with the boxes.

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  4. Another book hoarder here, I totally understand. Some of mine are half read and I never go back to them :)
    Your little sketch was a nice find, keep sorting and there might be another gem hiding.
    I don't know about you Ann but I can't find what I'm looking for when I've tidied up :)

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    1. Thanks goodness it isn't just me with the books half read!...I was thinking perhaps my attention span was waining, but then we have other things to get on with. (That's my excuse any rate) ;)

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  5. I love that Ikea bookcase! :) Good luck with the clearing out, I hope you'll find some more of those lovely sketches!

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    1. I like that you can get various sizes of Ikea shelving, they work as room dividers too, which is good in a big room that has different functions.

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  6. Nothing wrong with IKEA bookshelves, very useful and very practical, I wish I had more of them!!

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    1. That's what I think, trouble is if I'm within 10 minutes of an Ikea store, I tend to get 'pulled' into it! lol.

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  7. Ahem...there is nothing wrong with IKEA shelves! And bah humbug to anyone who says differently! I know JUST what you mean, rabbit hole wise..... but it can be such fun taking a stroll down memory lane (as it were.) ;)

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    1. I'm so relieved to find here that I'm not the only Ikea fan. (There is an element of people who do the baa humbug thing about it), but on the secret I bet they still go in there! lol

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    2. I'm going there on Monday, after the dentist appt. Want me to get you anything??????

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    3. Now let me think...I'll start a list, but hope you have a big car, it will get filled up, ๐Ÿ˜†

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