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    Any new organizing goals?

    Hi all,
    We are back in Florida. Lots of organizing going on with moving back in -just not with the fun stuff(quilting and crafting). Hopefully, I'll be ready for that, soon.
    Anyone else, any organizing going on?
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    Yes! I am in the process of moving my sewing room from a small bedroom to our walk out basement. My DH has it freshly painted and put up shelving on one wall. It is so nice and light down there, plus there is plenty of overhead light. Having so much room is almost overwhelming for me and it will probably take awhile to get it situated. I do have to get busy and move my "stuff" out of the bedrooms because they need new carpet. One will be a guest room so also need a new bed in there by Thanksgiving for visitors. Yikes- only 4 weeks away, I just read. I better get moving!

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    I'm not organizing really but every year at this time I try to clean up my sewing area since it's half of my family room. With family & friends visiting for the Holidays I like it all to look nice and neat. Glad this happens actually. I find things I forgot I had and make note of things I need. This year the family is coming by me for Thanksgiving. I love it when we all get together. I always try to make some little thing for each of them. Last year it was snack bags. I haven't come up with anything for this year yet. Any suggestions?

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    I'm happy to say I'm in the process right now of organizing my fabric by color on shelves I just made in my sewing room closet. Can't wait to share the pics!
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    I've organized and gone through just about everything. But, there is one little spot left. The Ikea 5 drawer, tiny chest the sits under my sewing table. It needs a good clean out. So, that is the job for tomorrow. I do enjoy reading through all of your great ideas.

    I think tomorrow, I will add a few of my own pictures tomorrow. Maybe you will gain a little inspiration from me. Or, maybe not. Who knows. Right now, my sewing space is in 3 different rooms until new flooring goes down in the sun room. We had quite a bit of leaking in there in the spring. But, I think we have it all fixed now. So the final step is laying down new flooring. Maybe soon. Who knows, whenever it fits in the budget.
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    Would love to see some pictures!

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    We just moved in to our new house with a huge craft room in mid July and I started a new job at the beginning of the school year, so organizing has been on the back burner, but this weekend, I hope to get my peg board wall and cabinet up.

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    My sewing room, aka guest room, is a mess. Fabric, tools everywhere! I should be working on some Christmas items but cannot seem to focus on these projects. I am not expecting any guests soon but to this room is still embarrassing and no fun to be in. I have started with all the scrap bags, boxes, etc to cut them up into useable pieces. Just the basics either 5 or 2.5 blocks. Anything that does not fit this size other than a strip gets tossed. Amazing how a full box of scraps can be condensed into neat stacks of squares. I am loving it! I am also working on emptying the closet of all those party dresses that no longer fit or are out of style. Some beautiful fabrics I tell myself, I could cut them up! No, out they go to Goodwill. Feeling better but the room is still a mess. I will just keep plugging along.

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    No, but I need to... I have just pulled out a UFO project from last year and it's all over our spare room bed but I need to decipher the pieces and where I left off. Other than that, just mostly need to tidy since I will be moving it all into a new sewing room next spring.
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    Oh yes. The great flood took moms house, so she now lives with us. My sewing room became her room. She also had a sewing room. Her singer is set up on a table in the hall. Mine will go in the kitchen when needed. This corner of the laundry room is our sewing center. Major re-organizing! But we did it.
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    SSStitches that looks great and very handy. Since there was so many great ideas on scrap batting, I've taken to cutting and sewing some pieces together so they'll actually be ready to use and not just sitting all over the place.
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    Goal for this week - unpack from the retreat last weekend where I pieced 4 baby quilts and 3 twin-sized quilts. Need to be as productive when I'm home, but life gets in the way.

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    Yes indeed! We just signed a contract last night on the rental house we are selling! Woohoo! I had staged it a little and now get to retrieve my very handy IKEA shelving unit from that laundry room back into my sewing room! I've had the dozen shoeboxes stacked against the wall here ( hard to get to any scraps without shuffling the two stacks and it's a pain).Made everything else feel and look sloppy.) Getting that back in place will be a huge improvement to the space and my sanity! My little sister is going to be my overnight guest in two weeks and that's where she'll sleep. I want it to be restful in every way.

    The closet is its own monster. Anyone else feel that way? Slap a costume on the doors and it'll be ready for Halloween. Open at your own risk.
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    I'm in the middle of many projects. Unfortunately for the first time ever, I haven't bothered to clean up from the previous project yet. What a mess!

    I'm also in the middle of a 3 week staycation. During which time I really need to re-organize the basement. DH has a tendency of not putting things away where they came from and usually once a year (when I have vacation) I clean up the basement....so it's time!

    I can't post pictures anymore on QB, so there will be none from me! Good luck with all of your organization goals everyone!
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    I've accumulated too much fabrics with no place to put it so I'm moving my laminated bookcases, 3 of them upstairs to the library so I'll finally get my books out of the plastic totes they've been in since 2007. Putting up laminated shelving and moving the last bookcase over a bit to acquire 6 extra feet of shelving. Plus this way I'll get all the bolts of fabrics off the floor and everything will be off the floor in case of leaking or a flood as my sewing room is in the basement. Have had a broken pipe overhead and leaking in one corner so far since moving in here. Also want to revamp my design wall by putting a piece of foam behind it so I can stick straight pins in if so needed.
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    I put my 4 UFOs in the same chest of drawers yesterday. Now I know where to find them. I think there are more but they must be hiding very well. Lol!

    I don't have any other specific organizing goals right now. I have 2 quilt tops I want to finish tomorrow.

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    Just continuing to clean out the mother in law apt. In our house. Plan is to turn it into a sewing sanctuary! Will take a while...
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    I need to figure out how to store my larger quilts that aren't being used. Right now I've got them in those vinyl bags that comforters and sheet sets come in (unzipped so they can breathe). Those are stacked on the chair and the side table in my painting studio--which means neither me nor Bubba the wonder dog can use the chair. I don't have closets that are deep enough to accommodate quilt hangers (old house, shallow closets). What to do?????


    I also want to finish up the UFO I'm working on--but that will mean another quilt to be stored when it isn't hanging on the wall

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    We had company last week so my projects were cleaned up and stashed in the sewing room and it wasn't neat. I've spent this week putting them in order so I can work on each of them. Picked up two quilts from the quilter yesterday, machine sewed the first binding edge on and am now working on the hand sewing side. It will be nice to get them both done!

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    I finished my 2 quilt tops so I am starting to go through a box that ended up being a 'catch-all' this summer when I was reorganizing my sewing room.

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    I laid out 5 projects on my ironing table today and vowed to start nothing else until they were completed. 3 are done and it's soon bedtime so I'm feeling pretty good about that. When I get the last 2 finished up, (hopefully tomorrow) I may get crazy and give the whole room a clean up.

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    I'm stitching the binding on a UFO and will trim threads later...one UFO done means I can start a new project. So got the pattern developed in EQ and blocks printed. Even started sewing tonight. I'm sorting through scraps as I make each block...lots of sorting cuz there are lots of blocks ....
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    So sorry to hear about your Mom's house. She's so fortunate to have you. Your room looks great.
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    Oh yes. The great flood took moms house, so she now lives with us. My sewing room became her room. She also had a sewing room. Her singer is set up on a table in the hall. Mine will go in the kitchen when needed. This corner of the laundry room is our sewing center. Major re-organizing! But we did it.
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    "Best laid plans" and all that. Here's the list I made on Thursday morning. Right now, as I type, it's Saturday night at 7:45.

    I made the ironing board cover (pictured), which took a LOT longer than I anticipated, but I like it much more than I anticipated as well, so that's okay. I just thought Friday I'd be more productive in my sewing room. Normal housework took the place of my specialty list. But the downstairs level looks much better than if I'd ignored it. (Why don't houses clean themselves the way animals do?) As for today, my DH really didn't know I had this itch to clean on a Saturday, and he wanted me to take a country drive up to a favorite Mennonite grocery store. I knew the drive would be pretty, and that if I didn't go, he'd come home with a bunch of junk food and processed convenience stuff that would sabotage the better eating habits my son and I are trying to stick with. Grocery shopping is a necessary evil in my book; he rather enjoys it, but our "tastes" are much different. Anyway, that was a 4-hour round trip when all was said and done. And, having been awake since 5 a.m. for no good reason, I had to nap .

    Hence, the lack of cross-outs on my ambitious list.

    I will now be trying to put chaos into order. You know how it always looks bad "before" a big organizing redo? And even worse "during"?? Yeah, well, I am in the "during" phase, so I could use some cheerleaders in my virtual corner.

    My sister is coming on Friday from out of state, and this will be her guest room. If that's not motivation, I don't know what is!
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