Thanks for the suggestions on the topics for the basic sewing machine class. I'm going to put that agenda together and find a time slot. It WILL happen as I think it's terribly important for everyone to know the essential functions of their machines and how to make them work as they should!!
Yesterday was a bit of a topsy-turvy day. I had to get M and Bear to the airport by 10 AM. That was after spin class, and well, the girls never did get a walk! Now that the company is gone, we can get back to some serious work. Well, it's not like they greatly disturbed my schedule, but having someone else in the house can be disruptive! We had a good visit.
I'm sure that DH's plane and M's plane met on the runway. As she was taking off, his plane was landing.
And now, I'm in clean-up mode. M still has stuff at our house, and while I have no issue keeping the things that she wants, I have an issue with keeping stuff that is garbage or that she no longer wants. I managed to get her to go through more stuff -- of course, the night before she leaves Sigh................ But she did, and that's all that counts.
So now, I have this mess to clean up.
|Stuff to be dealt with from M|
|The messy sidewalk|
|More projects for community projects|
|The next batch of trimmed hourglass units|
|The current state of the cutting table|
|Prepped hourglass units for enders and leaders|
|Scrappy triangles to sew together|
|Hourglass units in three sizes|
|A bag of 5" hourglass units|
|The pattern for Fancy Forest by Elizabeth Hartman|
|The blocks and the sashing for Fancy Forest|
|All the leftovers from making the blocks|
|A box filled with Elizabeth Hartman projects|
|Small applique projects|
|All that remains from the closet|
|The last bit of sorting for today|
|To be sorted and put away this morning|
|Clean spaces to work on|
I have a LOT of sorting and tidying up to do in Studio U as well. Remember, I switched the contents of the closets, and I never got back to finishing that I'm going to try and spend an hour or so each day to get that done.
The more that I do, the more I want to get done. As mentioned, most of the tidying is very close to being finished. What's happening now is the refining process. How to optimize the space I have and keep only what I need. Once I get through everything, I'm sure that I'll probably start all over again and want to get rid of more.
But this process is eliminating all the projects that were never started, and I have no desire to start, and it's helping to sort out UFOs, excess fabric, and all that. So it's been a beneficial exercise. Technically, I have a couple of other places to do the same thing, but that closet downstairs was the worst spot. OK -- so there's a shelf in Studio B that is as bad. But thankfully, it's a smaller space.
It just dismays me that it's taking so long. That's a lot of sewing time that I'm giving up because I have to manage my mess NO MORE! And I can't imagine how someone would handle this if I had left it for someone else to deal with. It would be a nightmare, and the dumpster would probably be the best route!
So no dumpster will be required at my house. At least, it'll all be neat, and when I decide to downsize, it'll be a snap to move because there'll be a lot less at that point.
Anyway -- happy sorting and cleaning. I haven't given you a task in a while, and perhaps it's time to tackle something. Before you get started, make sure that your sewing area, ironing board, and cutting table are clear, and that's something you should be doing regularly.
Then grab a UFO or two and look at them. Do you want them? Are they organized? All the fabric in the box That's your task -- organize/sort at least three UFOs today. You don't have to do anything with them -- just make sure they are organized and on a list!
On that note, I'm out of here.
Have a super day!!!