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Eleanor Burns came to my house....WOW

Old 11-18-2013, 04:41 PM
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:47 PM
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LOL! This is such a great thread! I have three strategically placed waste baskets, together with a box to throw usable (but not by me) scraps in (intended to mail to a QB member when the box is full). I still have a EB mess to clean up. What fun!
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:02 PM
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I love the Elanore method of sewing, scraps, thread etc. all on the floor and then sweep it up. I do have containers to put it in, never seems to get into them. She visits here often.
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Gladys View Post
LOL that's my kind of quilter.
I so agree, I would be having way to much fun to care! I find snippets long after I have cleaned up. Even when changing the sheets every week! They just follow me everywhere.
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:17 AM
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I love it when I see her just throw a scrap over her shoulder. So cute.
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:49 AM
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Originally Posted by dunster View Post
Isn't that what the floor is there for, to catch the scraps and threads???
But not the pins! I take time to magnet them up whenever I take a break.

The one I wouldn't want to see is Bonnie Hunter - she would be crawling all over the floor and rummaging through my paper bag full of scraps and bits, and she'd probably find enough material to make a quilt! Anything too small for a leader/ender, out it goes, in my opinion!
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:51 AM
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I wonder if that is why Julia Child was so messy ... no time to clean up when you are busy making a fancy French dinner! I just thought it was part of their charm
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:53 AM
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my sewing room gets picked up every other week, the day before the Molly Maids come.
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
I have adopted the Eleanor Burns method! I find it easier to clean up all those threads and snips at the end of a sewing day , rather than trying to keep up. Oh sometimes I take a break and tidy , but I let the snips fall where they may. I think El was on to something when she started just tossing.
I adopted this method also. After aiming at and missing the trash can at least half of the time, I thought "why bother"?
It's just easier to use my long handled dustpan and broom to sweep up before I leave the room. Now I don't throw usable scraps on the floor - I have some small baskets sitting along the edge of my ironing table that I drop scraps into. The only stuff that goes on the floor is too small to sew with.

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Old 11-19-2013, 03:14 PM
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That woman is everywhere... and so are the threads, tiny slivers of scraps and lordy knows what else on the floor... lol
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