You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Saturday, April 30, 2016

A Clean Sweep

Thanks  to Pinterest and to well meaning friends, my list of unfinished projects is swelling instead of shrinking.   A while back, my daughter sent me a "pin" from Pinterest for a "Swiffer" cover. Oh, she knows me so well. Washable and reusable this nifty little cover was a perfect idea for me. I hated buying the  "pricey" but necessary Swiffer sheets, I think they are expensive and a waste of money, not to mention I don't like adding to the world's "waste" problem.   As soon as I could I ran out and got a pretty, peachy pink, cotton yarn to crochet the cover. I downloaded the pattern and checked that I had the correct size hook. I could hardly wait for the perfect time to start. Well, the perfect time never seems to come and my supplies stayed inside the Joann's bag next to my sofa until I eventually moved them into my closet where they stayed. Every single time I swept my wood floors I'd experience a "ping of regret and smidge of shame" about abandoning the "Swiffer" project and so then I would recommit to it again. Finally I did it, here it is and however small,  I have completed another project!. The thick cotton cover grabs at the dust like you won't believe. Washing and drying actually makes it softer so it works even better.

You can find this cover pattern on

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