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Thread: Great Reasons (aka Excuses?) "not" to Clean-Up-Tidy-Up Our Sewing Areas ....

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    I organize every time I find myself searching for things. Seems to work for me.
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    Remember the guy on Ed Sullivan spinning all those plates??? Well that's me with my craft. I like having a lot of things out for me to look at and play with.

    What is going to help me in the short term is belonging to the Monthly Secret Pal Swap on this board. I just love it when I get a secret pal who likes something that I have "plenty" of. I was gifted a great deal of stuff by my mentor and I'll never get to it. I just went through three shelves picking out a particular color and pattern that she likes and I really don't need.

    Is it legal to send my secret pal three boxes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cashs_mom View Post
    Yes! Both the planning and the online shopping have already begun!
    Attagirllllllllll!!
    Hope you used your husband's credit card for that shopping ... as your get well present from him!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cashs_mom View Post
    I broke my ankle on Jan 25th, had surgery on Feb 5th or 6th. I'm doing okay. I have to go back to the Dr. next Wed and she's going to take the sutures out so I'll probably know more then. Right now, I'm bored and at the same time seem to lack concentration to really do much. I"m hoping things turn around soon.
    I can imagine how bored you are. I broke my ankle about 5 years ago...luckily it didn’t require surgery but it’s difficult to slow down your pace. I hope you get back to normal quickly...physically and mentally.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    Thanks. I figure I"m almost halfway thru now so I just need to go another 4 weeks or so.
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    Well since I've been confined to my first floor... if everything is/was tidy... I'd be able to send someone to get something for me with an easy description. As it is, I have to give them a general idea or Facetime/Skype to find what I want...
    So if it was tidy it would help...
    sigh...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzzyQ View Post
    I'd be able to send someone to get something for me with an easy description. As it is, I have to give them a general idea or Facetime/Skype to find what I want...
    A brilliant idea.

    It reminded me that someone has invented an app for blind people that sighted people volunteer to. The blind person speaks to the sighted person, tells them what they are looking for, and using the camera on the phone is guided to the 'lost' item. Technology at it's best!

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    Patrice, I don't think that's a good enough excuse. Try again

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzzyQ View Post
    Well since I've been confined to my first floor... if everything is/was tidy... I'd be able to send someone to get something for me with an easy description. As it is, I have to give them a general idea or Facetime/Skype to find what I want...
    So if it was tidy it would help...
    sigh...
    Using technology to help ... smart lady!
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    We're always saying how much we like pictures on this forum, they seem to be absent on this thread....
    To many quilts, not enough wine.

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    I wouldn't dare show you all my sewing room

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltah Mama View Post
    We're always saying how much we like pictures on this forum, they seem to be absent on this thread....
    Ha Ha Ha...and they say confession is good for the soul...any one of us willing to confess? Not me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zozee View Post
    Excuses

    4. I havenít found any lint in my lung x-rays.
    The best excuse so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SusieQOH View Post
    Patrice, I don't think that's a good enough excuse. Try again
    No way! I don't want anything worse than this, Susie!
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    [QUOTE=oksewglad;8220477]Ha Ha Ha...and they say confession is good for the soul...any one of us willing to confess? Not me![/QUOTE

    My soul is just fine , thankyouverymuch!

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    Thanks for the chuckles. I go through spurts of cleaning but my whole sewing area usually only gets to a presentable stage when I know my niece is coming. She doesn't care but it's easier to show her the projects that I am working on if there is some semblance of 'clean and organized.'

    My excuse: None. I just need to be in the mood and that happens sporadically. LOL!
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    Never thought of that one. Adding to that, the bins mean that the heat and AC have less space to heat or cool.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    I am 100% with you on that!
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    If it isn’t out, how can I see it?

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    I have something else to do, I'll get to it later, its not like its going anywhere. Dang it.

    No one goes into my sewing room but me. If I need to, I just move my machines into the dinning room to have extra space. Not a big deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg View Post
    I have something else to do, I'll get to it later, its not like its going anywhere. Dang it.

    No one goes into my sewing room but me. If I need to, I just move my machines into the dinning room to have extra space. Not a big deal.
    This sounds so like me!
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    My place is clean enough for the pastor to drop by without warning, and dirty enough to be fun so that my sewing buddies & neighbors feel free to "come on over for coffee" anytime. Other than that, I just don't worry about such things. I have an open door policy. If I'm home and the blinds are open, then the coffee is hot, and the tea is fresh. If you want something stronger, I can do that too. Come on over, I love company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SusieQOH View Post
    When I clean my sewing room I can't find anything.
    When I don't clean my sewing room I can't find anything.
    I have a big problem
    Boy o boy! We must be soul sisters!!!

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    do you have paths or just messy

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    doors--close them!

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