Sunday, May 29, 2011

Slow progress

I will not be showing what the rest of the living room and sewing room like is that bad! I continue to work on the organization. This is going to be a really long process. Gretch and I started sorting fabrics by color. These piles are going back on the shelves with the odd and smaller pieces being set aside to cut up! Above in the large green bin is the 2 1/2 inch strips as well as three inch strips (got tired of whacking the others!) The little shopping bag is destined for Becky for pet bed stuffing.

other containers have other strips, squares, finished four patches and orphan blocks. Bucket o' binding, charm packs, fat quarters and jelly rolls are also being containerized.

I am still seeking the floor in the sewing room and also hoping to soon be able to open the closet in there. More fabric awaits. This may take me all summer!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

so why can't I stay motivated?

I am struggling with the process of straightening the sewing room. It is sooo slow (mainly because I have accumulated so much fabric). Gretchen helped me sort on Wednesday evening and we did get quite a bit done. Have I done anything since then? that would be a big no.
This morning I decided I needed to tackle my dresser drawers as it seems there has been an interior tornado in my closet and dresser. I sorted, discarded and fixed 7 of the drawers so far...2 to go-sock drawer and undies..time to get rid of aged stuff. I need to tackle that closet as well. will it happen? Probably not! I need to finish the chaos in the living room first.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sewing Room Organization

It is hard to believe that almost 2 weeks have passes since vacation. It seems like so long ago. But I will just save my pennies and think about the next time I can sail away.

Since coming home, routine as usual. Not much sewing going on. But I have been inspired once again by Gretchen. Unfortunately she had a catastrophe but things are in progress. All the guys are okay, her fabric is safe and she and S are fine, even while living in a primitive state without electricity. She took a break yesterday and attended Thimbles. I think she is going back today. I have to work today, so I will miss it. Anyway, long story short, she has inspired me to attack the disaster in the sewing room. I NEED A FABRIC FAIRY BADLY TO FIX THIS MESS!!

I am sorting and sorting and cutting ala Bonnie Hunter. I have a container with lots of 2 1/2 strips. I am still working on the organization process and figuring out what to cut, other than squares, strips, etc.
I am making piles to donate and I need to find a source to donate finished tops that I no longer want. What was I thinking at some point in time?

I really want to do some sewing but am afraid if I start that, this cleaning process will stall. Well, maybe a little bit of sewing can be done tomorrow. I want to finish the backing for Lilac Hill. I need to make binding for it too. Also need to make binding for quilt that I made at Ellijay but I can't remember what the binding looked like!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I have the post vacation blahs now. Months of looking forward to the cruise and now it is over. But it was wonderful. I will put more pictures up later on. The ship is outrageous. So many things to many places to imbibe!

Alice had a good time as well even though she needed to visit the ship's doctor (respiratory infection). But with neb treatments and antibiotics. she recovered quickly.

Wonderful time visiting with next door neighbors that I have not seen in years. I am ready to go again (but I need to save my pennies first)!