OK -- I'm not sure who read the blog first thing in the morning yesterday, but Grammarly did NOT do me a service. During my editing, Grammarly stripped ALL the punctuation out of the blog. ZERO periods, no commas, nothing! It was a nightmare, and I had two anxious dogs waiting, so I couldn't fix it at that time. It's fixed now -- thankfully, my "editor" doesn't read the blog until later!
I admit that I', a bit obsessive. I don't think I'm too bad, but once I get fixated on something and am motivated, I can stick to it like mud to Murphy!
That's sort of what's happening in Studio B. I'm obsessed with decluttering and tidying up. Oh boy --- why did that take so long? I know precisely! When I started to make the mess, I was in my glory--- all these newfound things to play with, fabrics to buy, projects to work on, and I couldn't see the forest for the trees.
Then the mess became so huge that I was intimidated with fixing it. Where would I start? How would I find a home for everything? It became a nightmare, and I ignored it.
At one point, I realized that things had to change. OK -- so it was water damage in the basement that spearheaded the need to tidy up.
Now that I'm close -- seriously -- that's such a lie. Will I ever be done? I doubt it. Once I feel it's sorted and everything is put away, which is very close at hand, I'll dig out something else and start a further refining and sorting job. I know it -- I'm like that. I'll likely have even more lists of the projects, and they will be sorted by age, category, or some other obsessive thing. BUT it won't be such a considerable task next time around, and since I'm much freer in letting things go, I suspect that more stuff will get donated to the community projects pile. I'm OK with that! At some point, it all has to be dealt with.
I spent the ENTIRE afternoon sorting and tidying. Good grief -- what a "time-waster." But I suspect that it's a good process for my brain, and I like doing this kind of thing. I'm MAD! But at the same time, I feel like a HUGE calm has descended on Studio B. It's weird -- there's no rushing around like mad, and it's very therapeutic to go through the stuff.
You'll get to see more of what happened another day. I have something else to share today, and it's still about decluttering.
Right now, I'm making/teaching FOUR different Jen Kingwell quilts. Once I'm done with this lot -- I'm done with Jen Kingwell! UNLESS we have one more round to ensure the stragglers finish their Jen Kingwell quilts.
There is Long Time Gone, and this is the second time around teaching that one. I still need to put the border on my quilt.
There's BOHO Heart, where all the homework assignments are up to date, and I'll be prepping Green Tea and Sweet Beans this afternoon. And that leaves Gypsy Wife, now known as Wanderers Wife.
I fell in love with that quilt MANY years ago and had actually started it. Trying to use up the basket of fabric is one of the reasons why I decided to teach this one.
I'm making a totally different colorway for the class, and I decided to dig out that original basket of fabric and make TWO versions of the quilt. Both will be quite different.
|My original basket of fabric for Wanderer's Wife|
|My main fabrics for my first attempt at Wanderer's Wife|
|Solids for Wanderer's Wife|
|Background fabrics for Wanderers Wife|
|One of the blocks from my original attempt at Wanderer's Wife|
|Black on white acts as a neutral with the bright colors|
|A busy NEUTRAL background which I LOVE|
|I am NOT fond of this look|
|The pattern for Green Tea and Sweet Beans|
|My original selection of fabric for Sweet Tea|
|My new fabric collection for Sweet Tea and Green Beans|
|Strips cut for Wanderers Wife|
|Sorting the strips|
|The busy prints are sorted|
|Lazy Lexi with the watchful eye|
And on that note, I'm out of here. Another morning married to the computer and then downstairs to get some work done. I'm making significant headway on my Master List for February -- and I hope to check a few more boxes off today. NO MORE sorting today. I've run out of time for this month.
Have a super day!!!