There hasn't been any sewing or crafting going on here for a couple of days now. I had a sudden, unexpected urge to do housework. Now that is unusual these days I have to admit. It wasn't the rush round with the vacuum and duster type housework either. It was the 'I'm sick of the clutter' type housework. I've got a big cabinet in my dining room that belonged to my grandmother.
It is crammed full of 'stuff', including video tapes of television programmes from the mid 1990s. They will never be watched and I needed space for my DVDs, so the videos were thrown out. What a satisfying feeling that was!
I also use my dining room to watch tv and have two small easy chairs in there that just do not match the other furniture. They are going and I've ordered a small sofa that is more in keeping with the look I want, which is sort of Victorian, or at least eclectic Victorian/Edwardian/other. I'd love it to look like a parlour. The only time we really use this room for dining is when we have guests, which isn't very often these days, and I have a table in the kitchen that we can use.
I was discussing all this with two friends, one of whom was asking about stain removal. If anyone has a way of removing a stain from carpet we'd love to hear. It's one of those stains that has been cleaned but has left a discoloured patch that just will not come out. I hate carpet and just have rugs in my house because of this reason. When you have pets carpets are just not practical and I do love the look of wood floors with rugs.