It has been a long winter. As I look out my window this evening, with the trees silhouetted against the sunless sky, it’s apparent that a little color, suggestive of the next season, is in order.

Evening winter silhouette

There isn’t much that makes me want to go outside these days, so I have been emptying tubs of papers and other items currently in our garage, and re-filling them with fabrics currently stored in cardboard boxes. I filled two huge bags with supplies that can be donated for Instant Challenge, on-the-spot problem-solving activities that Destination Imagination teams solve both during team practices and at tournament. For the past 17 years, my husband and I have been involved in creative problem-solving programs for young people. We are retiring from our state Board positions at the end of the season, and are amazed by how many books, supplies, and paperwork we have collected over the years! The items below represent just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

Instant Challenge supplies

On a much brighter note—pre-spring cleaning doesn’t make me feel particularly cheerful!—I hope these product photos from Etsy will make you think of spring. I know they do for me . . . I want to dig into my fabric stash and pull out the brightest colors for pillowcases and placemats. Several of the featured items were made by fellow Blogging Business Artisans members. Enjoy!

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6 thoughts on “A change of seasons would be welcome”

  1. What a wonderful treasury! Thank you for including my pink roses oven mitt. That fabric is one of my favorite prints of all time.

  2. I’m so ready for Spring! I’m pretty much a homebody and this cold winter has made it even worse. I’m itching to get out and enjoy some nice weather!
    Thanks for featuring my buttons in your treasury 🙂

  3. Thanks for the feature! I carve colour just as much! I can’t wait to see some spring blooms in our garden. It’s been raining for weeks on end, leaving it all in a muddy mess!
    Happy Friday!

  4. Paige @ Little Nostalgia

    I’m really over this weather, too. And we’re supposed to get MORE snow this weekend. At least you’ve been getting some cleaning and organizing done!

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