Friday, November 13, 2020

{Post 1,734} Sew Much Better

If you are cleaning up an atrocious space, I highly recommend taking before pictures. Yes—they are embarrassing. One might think, “How could I let it get like this...AGAIN??” Or “I could never show this to anyone.” But honestly, this result was so satisfying. And I’m not just talking about the being able to walk between the ironing station and quilt frame without twisting an ankle or causing Mt. Never-rest to tumble. I ironed a large quilt without moving stacks of stuff. Then I cut out binding with all but a 10” strip of my cutting table cleared off. I was a young whippersnapper last time either of those happened. Ah—just breathing in the free space!!

Here are the before and after:

There is always so much more to do in here, but I cut, pieced, ironed, applied and sewed down binding on a quilt for a friend that I can give her tonight because there was so much room to get it done quickly and peacefully. Please tell me I’m not alone in this. My sewing room reminds me of a toxic spill. I go in, determined to make it livable, armed with my trusty super sponge. I dunk my sponge in the spill, turn to wring it out in the sink, and it is immediately filled up with other gunk. Yes—that’s my sewing room plan....dunk and gunk. Actually, I just made that up, and it made me laugh. So I will be honest and just say it looks pretty amazing right now. Tomorrow might be another story!

Still looking for a taker for a big box of florals. My sister and I used to make watercolor quilts. I sold all my squares and used up all my florals. Then she blessed me with a big bag of her stuff. If someone wants them and will pay postage, I’ll gladly give them to you. Otherwise, I’ll be moving them to another room until the floral bug strikes (I think it is actually extinct around here).  

Have a great day. I’m just enjoying the view.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

{Post 1,733} Much Progress


Here is the before and after comparison of my fabric bookshelves. I have one wonderful friend who purchased 2 yards of each neutral and one of each color. That majorly slimmed down my shelves. I got rid of 24 of the empty cardboard bolt forms. That was 15” of shelf space right there!

Now I’m tackling the busy, messy spot on top of and in front of the ironing station. Lord, give me strength!!

I was given a large stack of florals that I will likely never use. I started pressing and cutting for 5 different quilts from them, but my heart wasn’t in it because I am not a floral-lover. Would anyone want the stack (that goes all the way down to the ironing station for the cost of postage?