Have a look.................
|Sunrise on the Mountains - BOUND and WASHED (all the blue marks are GONE!!)|
|The label for Sunrise on the Mountains (OK - when I made the labels - I must have been having a moment - forgot my city, made typos - I did NOT make new ones - it isn't that big of a deal) Project NUMBER ONE DONE|
|Countdown to Christmas table runner|
|Label for Countdown to Christmas (Project #2 - DONE!!!)|
|Time to get that weekly binding/border/backing project complete. I found this small table runner. The backing was there and the fabric for the binding|
|Now the binding is made and the batting is ready. Since it is small - I might even forge ahead and quilt it.|
|Another block for Elm Creek|
|And yet another block for Elm Creek|
With those two blocks, I am caught up to the end of November (well there is one partially together that I need to show the group before the final seams are done)
I also prepared half of the December blocks for sewing - can't break the momentum now. And I got the January blocks all organized and the hand out prepared. Yes - things can get done - it is going to be slow, but will be interesting to see what actually gets accomplished this year.
Now my project book - I have decided to have separate sections (OK - I was going to do a spreadsheet - but thought that was a bit nerdy!!!). Section one in the book are projects that I take to completion - including the label. Section Two will be the binding/backing/border part, Section Three - stuff I do for the guilds I belong to, Section Four - blocks for exchanges and Section Five - customer quilts I quilted. I think that covers all the main things that I do. Can't wait to see what gets accomplished.
Speaking of getting things accomplished - did you consider the TWELVE for TWELVE project that I talked about the other day???? IF so - send me pictures of your project for January - time is running out and we need to get working on them. I'll help you - we can motivate each other!!!!!!
Yesterday I was in ONE OF THOSE MOODS and I couldn't help myself. I decided to tackle that storage room that has been on my TO DO list for years. I was dreading it because of the HUGE stack of bags that had to be dealt with. I decided to pack the bags into other bags and deal with them later. And then the process began........................
|Start by emptying some of the stuff out of the room so I can move stuff around|
|A LOT of stuff|
|Let's move around|
|VOILA - a CLEAN and TIDY storage room|
|Notice most boxes have labels on them if they need it (clean ones don't need labels) and there is room for the last box of Christmas decorations|
At first I was looking at buying some shelving units to put in that room, but then realized that I had a rolling rack that if I did a bit of tweaking - I could empty. I used that and it is PERFECT. I am VERY HAPPY that this is done.
|My THREE bags of bags. Going to have to sort through them and figure out what to do with them all.|
|My last box of Christmas decorations to be put away|
|Odds and ends of stuff that has to be dealt with.|
Now I did give some stuff away and it just so happens that a pickup for this kind of stuff was scheduled later in the day. I put everything on the front step and when I got home from errands - it was ALL GONE. No time for regret - it is just gone!!!!!!!
And I spent $20 buying FOUR plastic boxes to store some of the smaller loose items in. Took me TWO hours and I was done. How is that!!!!!!!!
Since I "saved" myself $300 on NOT buying shelves, I decided to buy this instead..........................
(and it is NOT my fault) - you readers are a BAD influence!!!!!
|More protective wrapping|
Let's just say that it was WELL PROTECTED - came with all kinds of wrapping as you can see to protect the hardware.
M and I had quite the discussion over which bag to purchase. She didn't like this style and I didn't like the ones she likes - THANK GOD because she might be asking to borrow it!!!!! Of course, DH was IMPRESSED and asked if I was going to keep the MK token dangling on the strap. I said I PAID for it - I was going to keep it on!!!!! Now I am afraid to use it!!!!!! The one thing I like - there are a LOT of pockets and while I don't carry much at least it will be ORGANIZED!!!!!!!
I read this quote on FACEBOOK this morning - WISE words to live by ...................
Sometimes I have to remind myself that I don't have to do what everyone else is doing........
This is so true!!!! I see someone working on a project and I want to make it. And I see a LOT of projects and lots I want to make. The OLD me would just dive right in, the NEW me is TRYING very hard to NOT start anything new. Oh yes - there should be a Section Six in my book - what new things I started this year. While it is NOT a bad thing to start something new, you don't want the number of new to out weigh what is actually get accomplished. I'll have more on that tomorrow. I am almost sick with what I found - don't worry - it's nothing bad, but disturbing - at least for me.
I HATE these promotions.
And so another work day begins. I have lots to do (when did I ever have nothing to do!!!!!)
Here is a tip about organizing those storage rooms. I didn't just jump in that room and start moving things around. I have spent the last couple of days thinking about how I would make it happen. What could be let go, what could be kept, what arrangement of boxes and shelves would make it more efficient. Then when I went to actually touch on it - it went FAST. AND don't forget that just because "those: boxes have ALWAYS gone in that corner - that corner might not be the best place for them. Now there are FOUR more spaces that need the same attention - actually FIVE (none of them are this big). Got to get my thinking cap on to see how I can improve those spaces and make them more efficient. Cleaning up anything now is a snap - don't why it took so long to get myself back into the organization swing, but I am loving it!!!!!
Oh yes - went to see Mission Impossible 4 in IMAX last night with DH and M. Wow - action packed to say the least. I am not all that comfortable with some heights - well there were a couple of parts I did NOT want to watch even though I knew the star could not be killed. It is was great fun - but the price of popcorn would blow your socks off. I should have bought a BIGGER purse so I could have smuggled in my own snacks!!!!!
Have a great PRODUCTIVE day.