OK, I admit it. It is spring. There are daffodils everywhere, and I have the bedroom window open for the first time in about six months - about the same time as my last seasonal wardrobe switchover.
And was I ever so ready for a breath of fresh air!
I hauled everything out onto the bed.
Oh my goodness!
There was a bag labelled "winter probation", until I realised it was taking up the space I needed for my home-made winter coat.
So - bye bye bobbly thermal vests and holey Uniqlo sweater dress, your time is up!
Did I really expect to like them when October comes around again?
And there is a heap of "problem children" to be attended to: a skirt to take in; a blouse to lengthen; another skirt to refashion into a bias-cut cowl neck top when the pattern arrives.
But it was genuinely uplifting to welcome my summery me-mades back into my wardrobe - woo hoo!
And there is more than I remembered, too! I have enough self-stitched summery tops to see me through the week without a laundry crisis. They even look like they were created with a palette in mind!
But what I have very quickly realised is that my apparent affection for my grey-green Bella trousers back in September was not just a quirk. I simply do not own many plain-coloured bottom halves. Lucky I am halfway through making some navy 40's trousers, eh?
I need to stop ogling the printed voile and the fancy quilting cottons in my stash and concentrate on making some basics that work with the tops I already have: more trousers; perhaps a pair of smart shorts; definitely a black skirt!
Then, and only then can I get back to the exciting stuff!
Oh - and I have a severe need for a black cardigan. Though Betty Jean would be pretty useful too!