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Thread: I Actually Organized Today!

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    I Actually Organized Today!

    I was looking for some dog fabric to get a start on my Christmas gifts. I was looking specifically for dachshund fabrics. I have 8 plastic boxes of dog fabrics. So I sorted as I looked for the fabrics I wanted to use. I realized that I had a lot of dachshund fabric, a lot of general dog fabric and a lot of dog bones, paw prints and others to go with the dog fabrics. I so repacked and now have 4 boxes of dog fabrics, 3 boxes of dachshund fabrics and one box of go-with fabrics. And I really need to make some quilts using dog fabrics!
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    Wow! That's a lot of doggy fabrics. Bet it felt great to organize. I found some beautiful cat fabric recently. It's very elegant looking. I hope to get another yard tomorrow to make some Christmas gifts.
    I have a lot of moose fabric and blueberry fabric in my 'collection'.

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    All in one day? Great!

    That much organizing would take me weeks...if I didn't find fabrics that made a quilt magically appear in my mind. In that case, organizing ends and creating begins. Yes, I give in to temptation.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    Congratulations!

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    Good for you and now you can sew away!
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    Feels great when we have a little organization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathyvv View Post
    All in one day? Great!

    That much organizing would take me weeks...if I didn't find fabrics that made a quilt magically appear in my mind. In that case, organizing ends and creating begins. Yes, I give in to temptation.
    Actually it was in a couple hours. I made a little zipper bag to see how the tutorial went and decided I liked it and was going to make some for Christmas gifts so started sorting. It wasn't bad. I just made one pile for "dog fabric", one pile for dachshund fabric and one pile for the "go-withs". After I emptied the first box, I put the dog fabrics in that box and put it back on the shelf. It goes pretty fast that way.
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    Sounds like a good way to organize.

    I need to redo my fabrics, using fabrics and just laying them back on the shelves any which way makes them messy.
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    I have to have mine in boxes Jingle. I could never keep any semblance of order just laying them on shelves. I like to organize as I go. I"m not good at taking a whole day to organize. Most of my sewing is on weekends and if I spend a whole day organizing then I don't get to do much sewing until the next weekend so I organize in small bits.
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    Ta-da! Mission Accomplished. I got my sewing/guest room company ready by 6:30 last night.
    What. a. relief. but.what. a. chore!

    Overnight company (my hubby's brother) arrived at 7:30.
    Said he slept well (11 pm -9 am, I'd say so!) .

    (Scroll up if you missed the "before" and "progress" pictures.)

    Cleared off this piece of furniture, except for decor and lamp.
    I keep my self-kitted items here. My design wall works well on the
    floor because I can easily move it to my sewing machine or prop a couple
    of the boards side-by-side in front of the closet for a larger quilt layout.

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    I've always wanted a real dachshund When I was in high school the people I babysat for had one and we were best buddies. Hopefully I will get one someday. Still love them!
    PS. WOW- can you come over and work your magic in my sewing room??

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    Got my scraps tidied up in their shoeboxes, the bookcase they're on cleared off, the cutting table reasonably
    clear (good enough), and the junk underneath it cleared out or put into the closet if I'm keeping it.
    Having junk behind closed doors works so much better on my sanity! So yes, I cheated somewhat and didn't deal with every piddly thing.

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    My most cherished items in this room have nothing to do with sewing, actually.
    One is that painting by my dad, and the other is called "My Father's Legacy" which has his writings on various topics from his childhood, dating my mom, his career, his ministry, his ongoing love with my mom for decades, his love for us kids, his hobbies, his words of wisdom.

    If nothing else, cleaning this room up was good for my soul. I had dreaded it, but the reward of seeing it better organized and dusted and vacuumed all on the same day is indescribable. Might not happen till the next solar eclipse, but it's done.
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    I did not know there were so many dog fabrics available! But that may be because I only "saw" cat prints!

    Congratulations on a job well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    I did not know there were so many dog fabrics available! But that may be because I only "saw" cat prints!

    Congratulations on a job well done!
    Haha! Same here. My husband says I have radar for all things cats! But I do love doggies too

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    OMG, I think there are thousands of dog fabrics! Some are breed specific, some are just lots of different breeds, some a mutts. There are tons of them! I even found one piece I bought years ago that has a little black and tan dachshund with the big dachshund feet just like my Darby who I adopted in 2014.
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    Oops. Patrice, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to hijack this thread. I clicked on the wrong one in this section. Let me see if I can move my posts over. I'm so embarrassed.

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    Okay, I moved the above posts to here: https://www.quiltingboard.com/missio...ml#post7866234

    It was too late to delete them in the edit mode. So sorry.

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    a lot of organizing! and a lot of dog fabrics. I guess a dog quilt is in order. a friend did a doxen quilt, with all the dogs appliqued on, so cute.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    That reminds me. I bought some vintage border collie fabric this summer to make a gift. I'll have to find that. Hmmm, I guess I'll have to do a little organizing as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zozee View Post
    Okay, I moved the above posts to here: https://www.quiltingboard.com/missio...ml#post7866234

    It was too late to delete them in the edit mode. So sorry.
    No problem, zozee. Things happen. I enjoyed your pics
    Patrice S

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    Congrats on your organizing success!
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