Oh dear - I did not get the pictures taken for the item that I'm selling. But I see other people are posting quilt-related items on Kijiji, which seems to be the place to sell these days. Frames, machines, and more stuff are finding new homes, and that's awesome.
OK - so I must take pictures of the stack of fabric dyeing supplies. I've got a scale, plastic, and glass containers (not margarine containers, but the real thing) with measurements on them and pour spouts. And a whole lot more stuff. It's housed in four boxes that have been sitting in the kitchen for a while. It's time to get rid of it! Today - I'll try and post it.
I had three awesome presentations yesterday. I hope the attendees were excited - I was excited at the end! I need some serious computer time to play with the embroidery software! I did manage to get a wee bit of sewing done and a couple of stolen moments in the gazebo where I was on a phone call, not sorting through paper! Perhaps today!
So here's the tweaking I did the other day in Studio B. This six-drawer shelving unit was upstairs but was almost empty. Some 2" and 2½" strips, as well as some squares of fabric. It was more than half empty. I consolidated that into another container and brought the unit downstairs. It's NICE to find some partially filled units, and I hope there'll be a lot more space open up as time marches on.
|A six-drawer shelving unit|
|Supplies at the ready for my presentations|
|The cabinet is now filled|
|The table is a wee bit emptier|
|An 8-drawer shelving unit|
|Everything in the 8-drawer unit fit into ONE tub|
|The two shelving units with a new life|
|This is the last of the loose stuff to deal with|
|More empty containers|
I'll probably go back and rearrange a wee bit more within each drawer and label them! The two of them are beside me, just out of camera range. So if I need a foot or a supply or a sample during the presentation/class - it works like a charm. Because they are self-contained units on wheels, they are easy to move around if I need to. My ultimate goal is to keep all tabletops clear - well, as clear as they can be. Well, I don't want to use them to store stuff; I want to have them clear to use. I'm using a couple of them to store the embroidery units from various sewing machines, and I'm OK with that. But on the working tables, I don't want junk on them. That's for working!
It's so nice and super easy to tweak the various areas, now that the majority of the stuff - well, ALL of the stuff has a home. I love it, and I imagine I'll be tweaking it for the rest of my sewing days! I'm just excited to discover holes where other stuff can be stashed as I try to consolidate it all in one spot. I'm trying to keep finished stuff upstairs and unfinished stuff downstairs. Let's just say there's a bit more unfinished stuff upstairs that has to be consolidated, but there's no room at the moment. It's all safely stowed away, so there's no panic to make that happen.
I managed to get one more Snail's Trail block done. Progress!!!
|One more Snail's Trail block|
As I was looking at the fish yesterday, I realized that of the approximately 50 fish, there is ONE black one and one that looks very anemic! He's almost white. It can't be a koi since we've not added fish for years. They maintain themselves!
|A white goldfish|
I'm canceling holds on library books and returning what I can. I'm now down to seven physical books from the library and only two on hold (both are suspended for a couple of weeks). I'm going to try and get that down to zero. I have my own books to read and other things to read and material to sort - I need a break from reading! I have ONE audiobook in my account, which I just need to read the ending as I wasn't able to finish it before it had to be returned. There are two on hold. You know what? That makes me feel happy. I just needed a break, and I'm enjoying The Quilt Show as a break. It was getting overwhelming to HAVE to read to keep up with the lists. And silence is golden!
So today - your tidying up today is all about books. If you have audiobooks or library books - do you really need so many? So if you have a library account - it's time to get it under control. If you've renewed a book several times and still haven't started it - perhaps it's time to return it! Free up some shelf space and some mental space!!!
On that note, it's another busy day. This time, I'll be stuck at the computer writing and the long arm, with one presentation later this evening. OH - and taking pictures so I can sell the fabric dyeing supplies.
Have a great day!!!!