organization

Stash Report (here we goooo…….)

New years resolution number 102 – use up some of this fabric!  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Who of us doesn’t say this….EVERY YEAR!! Hehehe….

Last year I joined in mid-year, and in my perfectionism was conflicted.  The conflict?  Well, I use my stash for more that quilting, and, on a good day….it even brings me a little $$. ๐Ÿ™‚   I think I’m past that though.  Quilters are some of the nicest people I know, and even if my purposes are a little different than yours…I’m praying you will just take me as I am.

This is some of my stash….

I’ve got the flatfolds…
And sometimes I get busy(did I say “sometimes” Lol!) and things get messy….and uhmmmmm stay that way…hence, have you EVER seen a full picture of my sewing room.  Nope, and you probably won’t. ๐Ÿ˜‰
And there are containers…that look like this after a mad search.  When I’ve been whispering under my breath, saying, “It’s in here, I know it’s here, where can it be….” Sound familiar?

And then  there are the bolts…yes, bolts.  Some of them are near full.  Oh, my.  Well…I got a “deal.”  How could I resist?

There’s more, but I’ll spare you.  Yes, I know you’re grateful. Lol….. 

On to the Stash Report…..

Used this Week: 0
Used YTD: 0
Added this Week: 0
Added YTD: 0
Net used 2011: 0

Can’t get any closer to the starting line than that!  Let’s Goooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

See you next week!

Thanks For Sharing

One of the reasons I enjoy blogs is all the great ideas that people share.  Especially in areas where I need help!  A couple of weeks ago Rea Ann, over at Stash Manicure, posted a really great tip on organizing.  Click here to see ๐Ÿ˜‰
So, wanting to implement this idea as soon as possible, I set to work looking for containers as they came through the door(if sweet Archer brought home the groceries) or off the shelf(if I went to the store myself).  I was so proud of my first find!

Only problem I ran into was that my hubby and Tall Guy didn’t read Rae Ann’s post, and I had to rescue this baby from the trash, not once, but TWICE!  As soon as I saw it I knew exactly what was going to be put in here.  Very rarely do I buy fabric for an entire quilt all at once, but in May of last year, I did.  How do I know the date?  Well, it was on the receipt, of course, that was still in the bag with the fabric!  I have been wanting to make an Ocean Waves quilt, and when I found this line from Moda last year, I knew I had to have it. ๐Ÿ™‚
It fit perfectly into my green container.  Yes, I washed(scrubbed) it twice.
 I included the receipt to remind myself that, even though the container might have been free, the fabric was not.

And I even got a nifty little handle! ๐Ÿ˜‰
I’ve since been to the store, and will never buy spinach in a bag again! 
I’m the new kid on the block, all of you know much more than me, BUT, on the off chance you’ve never visited Stash Manicure, click on the button up at the top left column of this blog.  You’ll be glad you did, I know I am!!

Half Way

Well, we are half way into the week, and remember that list I made on Sunday…? What happened? I’ve gotta get busy! Heading to the sewing room now. We’ll see what I can get done before Archer gets home.

Here’s a picture of the “organized corner” of my sewing room.

This is just one little corner, maybe I’ll get the rest of it cleaned up so you can see it all, sigh…I’ve just got tooooooo much stuff. Lol! But I MIGHT NEED IT!