Hi Dear Peeps, I had an extreeeeeeemely productive day on Wednesday.
I’m so out of routine at the moment that I’m feeling a little discombobulated – isn’t that a great word? I’m not walking regularly, meals are haphazard due to illness and not shopping properly, I’ve missed lots of social sewing days, and my sewing room had but a tiny trail of wavy floor leading in and out, so no incentive for productivity there. It was time to Take Action!
After brekky I put on my grotty clothes and started cleaning out my sewing room, moving everything into the neighbouring lounge room and putting it all into groups (don’t ask – I knew what I was doing!).
Then I cleaned out the shelves in the (small) wardrobe in the spare room, a job that had been on my list for a loooong time, creating lots of bags for the op shop and a few for the rubbish bin in the process. All these project boxes went from the armoire in the sewing room down to the newly vacated wardrobe shelves.leaving the armoire emptyBut not for long. I’d been the guest speaker at the Warragul Quilters “Christmas in June” day on Monday, and a lot of my quilts had been packed into suitcases and bags for the show and tell. (Had a lovely day with the Warragul Quilters and the other quilt groups who met with them on the day. They were a lovely audience and such a friendly group, and the food from these country women was excellent – thanks ladies!)
This was a good time to rearrange where the quilts live. Many years ago I cut out a photo from a magazine of a cupboard filled with quilts and put that on my Wish List. Now was the time; a bit of collecting from other rooms, the unpacking of the suitcases and bags, a bit of folding happened and now when you open the armoire It looks like this!
Probably not as neat as it could be, but it’s hard to fold different sized quilts to the same size (and there was lots more to be done too – no time to waste). The ones on the bottom shelf are YTBQ (yet to be quilted)! I’m delighted to have all my quilts in one spot making it so much easier when changing quilts on beds and hangers.
The rest of the day was spent sorting: I have the 17ufosin2017 projects all in one place; I found fabrics I thought were lost (as Papa always said – “it’s not lost it’s on the farm somewhere”!); I’ve reunited half made quilt tops with their relevant fabrics / patterns; I’ve packed projects into stackable boxes with a list on top of what’s inside. There’s still a bit to do but I need more boxes before I can go further (where I’m going to stack them when they’re full remains to be seen!).
I really think we need to keep going with our UFO challenge as these project boxes will just languish without some incentive to get them out and explore the contents. What do you think? Maybe just 10 or 12 projects each year?
I finally showered at 4.30 and jumped straight into my pj’s just in time to ring Ma Kettle and find out how her day had been (’twas good – thanks for asking) and finally sat down feeling tired but very pleased with myself. Best of all there’s acres of floor in my sewing room and I can actually walk into it without stepping over bags and boxes. It’s quite a big room when it’s not so cluttered! Not looking the other way into the lounge……….