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Thread: New Organizing Goal(s) for the 3rd week of August

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    New Organizing Goal(s) for the 3rd week of August

    Hi busy Quilters,
    I forgot to post this over the weekend. Too busy, I guess.
    Any recurring or new goals for this week?
    I was able to sort my punch needle supplies and hexie supplies and get them into specific containers. I am still pondering the kit idea for future projects but can't bump it to the top of the list yet.
    We will be leaving for Florida in about a month. I'm trying to go through the rest of our boxes from our move, get things out to our local thrift shop and reorganize before we go. That includes craft stuff, although I probably won't get through all of it before we go.
    It has been easy to get discouraged. I try to keep thinking of the saying about the elephant..one bite at a time.
    Good luck, everybody!

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    Hello Lots2do, I think you mean the 3rd week of September. I think you have lost time somewhere along the way.

    I don't know what my organizing goal is yet. But, I will probable tackle my fabric 3 drawer chest. I would like to ruler fold my fabric to all the same size. I think I will probably have more room then I think I have at the moment. But, that's going to create another small problem. I know that there are chunks of fabric that is too small for anything big. But, to big to cut down at the moment. So, I will have to think what I want to do about that. I'm undecided at the moment. I am going out of town soon and need to get everything packed up for that. We are going to visit the grands and we are taking the Christmas presents that we have put away for them. (Ahem, I need to wrap them also still.)
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    I love these posts! My goal for the week is to put all of my quilting supplies back into my cabinet and desk. I had to empty all of my supplies so that hubby could paint my hutch and sewing desk. It's all piled on my cutting/ironing table. I don't have a lot, but it still feels overwhelming.

    We thought we were moving last year and everything went into storage. Everything fell through and we ended up staying put. One good thing though, was major decluttering. I didn't have much to start with, but I was still able to give away some ufos that I didn't want to deal with any longer and some other supplies. Now I only have what I will actually use.

    This isn't actually organizing, but I also have to finish a bee block this week and get it in the mail. I'm going to throw that in here for a little accountability. LOL

    I can't wait to read everyone else's goals. I'd love to see pictures. I love the whole before/after process.

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    Right now I've been looking for my photos before Dh made my huge cabinet.

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    I got books put away, fabric put back in drawers and all the scraps put in a wastebasket so I can make a doggie bed out of them. Every time I work on a project I've been trying to clean up after myself so I start with a "clean" area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judith1005 View Post
    Hello Lots2do, I think you mean the 3rd week of September. I think you have lost time somewhere along the way.
    Oops! Where did the time go? Sometimes, I miss the days when I wrote the date on the board in my classroom.

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    My goal this week is to pack for my upcoming retreat, which is next Monday - Thursday! So excited! I usually forget to take something important, so I want to start packing before the last minute like I usually do. And, if I have time, to cut out a tote kit that has been on my "to do" list for almost a year.
    Lots2do, I am a retired teacher also, and used to always know the correct date. Now I have to ask the date before I write a check....
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    My goal this week is like a TV rerun as I didn't get it accomplished...the new fall season is starting so I had better get with it and corral that denim explosion...could rain this week....again...so maybe there's a chance....
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    Things written down are more likely to be done, right?

    For some reason, I think in threes. Here are my three organizing goals for the week:

    1. Rehome the fabric I don't want that's sitting out waiting for that ACTION. Thinking is not the same as getting rid of clutter.
    2. Clear off the ironing table.
    3. Label the Art Bins I've put stuff into.

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    My goals for this week:
    1. Pull items from crafts tools and supply stash to sell on eBay-- dh has offered to photo and upload to my eBay account since he's going to be doing the same in his work space. Any items that don't sell after the auction period is up will be donated.

    2.continue trying to develop the habit of putting things away that are not being actively used. My horizontal surfaces have once again gotten stacked up in my sewing area, though my painting studio is currently nice and clear.

    Re: goal 2-- I think I need a system for managing works in progress that I've temporarily set aside but are not going to go in the UFO box.

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    Well I didn't get the horizontal surfaces cleared last week so that will be my goal for this week.

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    I finished the top for my Gypsy Wife quilt yesterday. Then I emptied the desk I've been using for an outfield table, found room for everything in the filing cabinet and moved my sewing table back into place. Today I'll tackle the pile of scraps on the bar area, and get some boxes filled for good will.

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    I got through the fabric I wanted to do last week. Only a few days late . Now to get the donation boxes out of here.
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    My goal is to have DH hang up my pegboard above my sewing table that never got hung after moving my sewing room to my son's old bedroom 2 years ago, and then get the supplies that can be hung out of drawers and boxes -especially my machine embroidery supplies like hoops and stabilizers. I would also like to fold and organize some fabric that just got tossed in a basket. These are mostly my neutral fabrics like muslin and Kona snow that I use for backgrounds. (Note to self: In the future, label these so you know what you have!)
    I also have a couple of more long-term goals that won't be accomplished in a week. My cutting table area needs some storage around it- either another pegboard, wall shelves or a cart- to keep things off of the table itself. I would also like to set up a "staging" area where I could keep supplies together for upcoming projects or projects that I have temporarily stopped working on, but don't want to put away completely. I tend to pile these things up on the back of the cutting table which often means having to move everything when I need to cut yardage.
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    Today is the last day of decluttering for a move in the spring. My fabric closet should be empty by the end of the day, my quilt books id' by the end of the day and wire shelves in my studio taken down.

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    I went to a workshop once where the instructor explained that some of us are like birds. We feel more comfortable building nests with our stuff around us. We like to see our stuff. This fits me until the nest just gets to be too much and I have to straighten it all out.

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    Today I am a 'tired' retired teacher. . Two days of subbing and a walk to raise funds for an inclusive playground on Sunday has seriously zapped my energy! But it sure was great to get back to subbing especially today where several students came up to say hi.

    I am not making any organizing goals for the week as I want to finish a donation baby quilt top by Saturday and I need to get some computer work done for Make a a Difference Day for one of my volunteering places.

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    Reading all these posts really makes me feel like a neanderthal. I don't make organizing goals, let alone every week! Didn't know that was 'a thing'. I guess I'm just a slob. I work on what has captured my attention at the time and when I'm done, I put stuff back where it came from and make room for the next project. But setting goals to organize... every week.... does everyone do that? I don't even set goals for my quilting.
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    We took our mini-vacation Tuesday and are just grinning from ear to ear about the enjoyment of having been together, seeing the lovely countryside, meeting some nice people on the tour, and actually taking a journey which has been in our plans for a long time. The little town I lived in briefly some 45 years ago has really evolved from dumpsville to a clean and neat tourist area. I was really impressed! Well, given the refreshed state of mind and body from our mini-vacation, I feel as though I can take time to sew for enjoyment. One thing I will also do is make a fabric sleeve for a wall hanging and attach it to the Halloween quilt. While I'm at that project, I will make a roll of pre-made sleeving. This cuts my constuction time as the unit is ready to be quickly attached to standard wall quilts. It's so easy to cut the sleeve to size, finish off the raw edge at each edge and attach the sleeve to the wall hanging. I tend to use a good grade of perma-press musling for this item. Nothing really urgent this week. Relax, enjoy the moment and prepare the sleeves. Piecefully yours....

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolynjo View Post
    Today is the last day of decluttering for a move in the spring. My fabric closet should be empty by the end of the day, my quilt books id' by the end of the day and wire shelves in my studio taken down.
    ....move in spring? Now that's what I call organized!

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    Done! Having some accountability here pushed me to get it done. Everything is neatly back into my hutch and desk. It's so nice to see it all organized. I even got the bee block done. Thanks for keeping me motivated!

    Hope everyone is having a great weekend

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    Getting the denim taken care of...yeah...now the other stuff so I can work in my sewing space...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kay carlson View Post
    I will make a roll of pre-made sleeving. This cuts my constuction time as the unit is ready to be quickly attached to standard wall quilts. It's so easy to cut the sleeve to size, finish off the raw edge at each edge and attach the sleeve to the wall hanging. I tend to use a good grade of perma-press musling for this item. Nothing really urgent this week. Relax, enjoy the moment and prepare the sleeves. Piecefully yours....
    This is such a good idea. It will be my goal for this week. And cutting down the scraps from my last quilt.
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    Well, I got some things pulled for DH to photo to sell on Ebay, but he hasn't had time, so they're in a box in the hallway. But I also got a UFO done so even though I didn't complete my goal from last week, I got some of it done and I feel pretty good about things. This thread has been incredibly helpful to me in my ongoing effort to purge, and organize my studio and my living spaces. The bonus is that I feel more creative and can actually work in my studio when the horizontal surfaces are clear.

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    I have gotten tired of stepping around things in my sewing room (formerly DS's room and closet had never been totally cleaned out). I spent last evening throwing out trash and old shoes (?) and then today my mom and I traded a piece of furniture-she took a huge dresser from me and I took a 2 door cabinet with glass above and doors below from her. Have finally got all my furniture where I want it. Now I just to have to get fabric, notions, etc put away.

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