I have do some major cleaning...the house kind, not the quilting kind, unfortunately. I would much rather be cutting up fabric scraps and making piles of pieces for my next quilt but, I've ignored the house cleaning for too long. Oh sure, I do the regular stuff; I don't want anyone to be grossed out or anything. What I haven't done for awhile is the other stuff, like cleaning the baseboards and the cabinet doors and closet doors and that kind of stuff. This is partially the result of a discussion that ended with something like this: "well, you know, we have lived here for about 11 years, and it's starting to show" Yikes! He was right. Well, I don't think 11 years is a very long time for a house and it was new when we moved in so that means anything that's happened to it is all on us. So, it really is time for more than a spit shine.
So, in case I have nothing fun to write about for the rest of the month you'll know why.
I will pass on the recipe for the cleaner I am using for all our painted wood surfaces, tile floors, sinks, countertops (solid surface, not granite); it works fabulously on grime:
To a half a bucket of hot water add 1/2 Cup amonia and 1/2 Cup rubbing alcohol and a squirt (2 tsp?) of dishwashing detergent. It doesn't need to be really sudsy.
I do have pictures of a little paper-pieced daffodil block I made into a mug mat for my Mom for mother's day. I'll try to get that up soon. And, I did finish the quilt I made for my nephew. And, I do need to make and post the May Layer Cake Blocks. If anyone is in a hurry for those email me and I'll do my best to get to it.
Hope all the moms out there are having a great day!