Another fine mess….

I was in the sewing room straightening up my mess from the last couple of days and things were just seeming really cluttered.   The closet doors were open and that look messy too.  I still haven’t put everything back up on the walls from several months ago now when the entire apartment as repainted.  So there are still photos, pictures, quilts, etc. that were hanging on walls shoved in closets.   I like to change things up — I rearrange furniture frequently, find new storage solutions (no doubt if you’re read the blog for a while you’venoticed I change the look of that every so often) –I like change and trying new things.  However, in the sewing room there are only two options for the shelves of stash — in the closet or out in the room.  I’ve had it both ways and while I was in there tidying,  I decided that I really liked having the shelves in the closet.  It’s not like I’m going through the shelves every day for fabric and since I’m mostly trying to finish works in progress or tops to be quilted, I’m not searching the stash for as much at the moment.  But dang – that’s a big job unloading the shelves in order to move them and emptying the big bookcase in the closet in order to move that.

So mMove these

  Back into the closet in place of this green shelving unit.  The shelving unit in the closet did need cleaning off since that’s where a lot of stuff got stashed when I moved stuff out of the way of the painters.

No I didn’t want to do it so I decided to take a coffee break instead but sitting there sipping my coffee looking at the closet, looking at the shelves — yep time to get busy and move that stuff about.

Part of my nemises in the sewing room is the treadmill.  Do I use it – seldom — should I use it — oh yes – but it’s never sitting in a good place where I can watch tv while I’m on it.  You just can’t (or at least I can’t) walk on the treadmill and look sideways at the tv — you tend to start to want to walk in that direction. LOL   But I think I may have figured out a spot to put it in the living room – more rearranging!

In the meantime, I got the shelving emptied, switched, fabric back on the shelves in the closet, tv moved and hooked back up, so now just have to decided what goes back on the green shelves.

I did get lost for a while digging through the storage tubs of tops waiting to be quilted, baggies of blocks from various swaps, and all kinds of other stuff in progress.  Found those tubs a new home too so they are easier to get at than before.

But more than enough cleaning for one day — time to go relax.  I pulled one wallhanging top out of the tubs that needs a few appliqued items added so may see if I can’t get that one finished off.

Hmm…. it might be more relaxing to go back to work!

Oh — but as I just looked at the time and date on the computer (11:25 p.m. on 7/26)  Happy Birthday to my younger brother Tim!!  Born two days before my birthday but two years after me.  My parents, who have been known to get our birthdays switched around many many times, called today to sing “Happy Unbirthday to you” to me. They got it right this year! LOL

And – 7/27 is the start date for the Camp Loopy 3 project (the last project of camp) so in a half hour I can cast on and get knitting on my project!  I’ve been petting the yarn ever since I bought it because it just feels so nice and soft and I love the colors so can’t wait to get started.  Got to go find my pattern and needles!

The status of quilty things….

 This quilty thing — a 30’s repro bowtie quilt — I finally finished the binding on so it’s done.  Another Quilt from the Crate completed and if you’ve been following my “Quilts from the Crate” project, you  know I’m no where near getting all those quilts quilted by my goal – which is only 2 days away. ROFLOL  It was a dream – and I like to dream big – but I’ll keep plugging along on those with renewed effort since there’s plenty more quilt tops waiting to be quilted other than those in the Crate.

Yesterday I also got the peony applique on the Flitterin’ top.  I was working out of the stash with jut a couple specific pieces of fabric so changed fabric placement in my borders different than in the EQ image but it all works and here’s the top — not ready for quilting.

 Not sure what I’ll work on today but think I may finally get the table cleared off and layer a quilt or two so I can get started on some machine quilting.