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rryder 04-24-2020 06:09 AM

I’m happy to report that one 15 minute session devoted to a corner of my painting studio resulted in completely decluttering a worktable that has been piled up and not useable as a work surface for over a year! yay. Yesterday I spent my 15 minutes tossing unneeded stuff off my computer. There’s still more to go, but it’s already easier to navigate. Today I am going to spend 15 minutes on one corner of my sewing studio that has gotten out of control.

Rob

oksewglad 04-24-2020 10:45 AM

I've been working in my garden. Been organizing seed packets. Looking forward to summer flowers and garden produce. Fresh tomato sounds good today!

quiltingcandy 04-24-2020 12:07 PM

Well, I am getting there. I have been working on my sewing room and the items in the garage that my friend has given me. My DH has been quiet on the issue of the stuff taking up space in the garage since the thrift stores are closed but I needed to go thru it and make decisions. My AZ friend has been stuck in town with her mother due to the current restrictions (her mother is 93) and needs help and my friend's DH is in AZ but he had a liver transplant last year and has to stay put too. So she has been busy making masks with all the extra fabric and elastic from my stash since she can't get to hers. Luckily her mom has a machine for her to use. She has been wonderful taking some of the garage stuff too. So double items can be good in times like this. I also was able to get to a lower shelve in my sewing room and found a bunch of old books my daughter used when she started teaching. I got her to go thru them and they are now in a box ready to go to the Thrift store. So another shelf just opened up. It's slow going but it is going. And as another inspiration - my daughters have bought me a new sewing chair for my birthday and Mother's Day. They are coming over on Mother's Day to put it together and bring me lunch.

And I have started purging in the kitchen too - I am replacing my Pyrex and Corning dishes with some with better lids and more versatile than my 47 year old dishes.

retiredteacher09 04-24-2020 04:44 PM

Congratulations to everyone that are getting things done. Even baby steps feel good.

I finished going through the tub with my youngest son’s things. Most of it is filed by year now. I have finished 2 tubs and it feels great but there are more tubs/boxes to go through. Thankfully, some have photos and memorabilia already organized in albums.

As far as sewing goes, I am getting a few scraps trimmed and put in their appropriate spots. Slow going though. I am making Bonnie Hunter’s Unity quilt so lots of scraps are being used.

themachinelady 04-27-2020 08:41 PM

I am trying to finish up getting my sewing room cleaned and organized. My patching stack is neat and the blanket I am binding is neatly folded until I can get back to it and serger area is all cleaned up so I can finish off some receiving blankets I found I had not done. I do a rolled him on the flannel and it works out great. Cutting area is cleaned up except for a few
small things I need to put away. I can also walk thru the area now which is a great feeling.

Had planned on measuring my material and marking it so I knew how much I had of all of it, but found it was taking far too long so gave that idea up and just stacked by color etc, I have 5 five shelf cabinets full of material. Some day I will take one shelf at a time and maybe measure and ruler fold. Want to get some blocks and maybe a too or two done for our small
quilt guild for our fire quilts, A lot of the material I have is small pieces so one needs to get creative at times to use it wisely.

Should this message not make sense in part of it, I think I lost the biggest part and had to rewrite most of it, It appears what
I wrote first is gone, but you can't always tell, so you will know what happened if parts are jumbled.

I know I have way too many projects started and needing to be finished, so better get off here, get to bed so I can work on some it tomorrow or next day.
Happy Quilting,

Battle Axe 04-28-2020 02:21 AM

Everyone calls me and asks what I have been doing during this dreadful lock down. So I have to make up a few things to make it sound spiky. I say: " I've locked myself in the lavender bedroom of the upper sanctum of the ivory towel and played with my quilts." That usually ends the conversation. Actually what I'm doing is trying to find a lost book": Hunters Star. So I have to go through every tub.

rryder 04-28-2020 08:41 AM


Originally Posted by Battle Axe (Post 8381319)
Everyone calls me and asks what I have been doing during this dreadful lock down. So I have to make up a few things to make it sound spiky. I say: " I've locked myself in the lavender bedroom of the upper sanctum of the ivory towel and played with my quilts." That usually ends the conversation. Actually what I'm doing is trying to find a lost book": Hunters Star. So I have to go through every tub.


LOL. Hope you find your Hunter's Star book. I find that some things I go to look for are actually things that we haven't owned for years...

Today I want to go through a couple of piles that are on my desk and try to find homes for everything in them, or toss. Wish me luck.

Rob

Teen 04-30-2020 06:28 PM

Busy little bee's you all are..."shelter in place" has helped a lot of us as we are faced with looking at clutter for longer periods of time. Lol...

I've pretty organized since moving so my goal as been to stay decluttered. However, the batting scraps got the best of me and couldn't look at it a moment more. I organized, measured, folded, labeled, rolled and, yes, I threw out. Realistically, I will likely never use that many thin strips of batting. However, I pulled them out of trash and put in plastic bag labeled "doggie beds for the senior center." I made masks for them and noticed that they would probably appreciate some. Some of their babies were laying on the tile floor. Oh no...not on my watch...lol..

jmoore 05-01-2020 02:47 AM

I am enjoying the 15 minute organizing spurts...even if it is a pantry shelf or junk drawer. (Luckily we don’t have too many of them)

I do plan on tidying up my sewing studio this weekend now that I am almost finished with my Frolic quilt...adding the last two borders today. I ended up with little extra pieces of things (as did others) and I need to pitch or add them to my crumb bin.

craftiladi 05-07-2020 03:34 AM


Originally Posted by quiltingcandy (Post 8380371)
Well, I am getting there. I have been working on my sewing room and the items in the garage that my friend has given me. My DH has been quiet on the issue of the stuff taking up space in the garage since the thrift stores are closed but I needed to go thru it and make decisions. My AZ friend has been stuck in town with her mother due to the current restrictions (her mother is 93) and needs help and my friend's DH is in AZ but he had a liver transplant last year and has to stay put too. So she has been busy making masks with all the extra fabric and elastic from my stash since she can't get to hers. Luckily her mom has a machine for her to use. She has been wonderful taking some of the garage stuff too. So double items can be good in times like this. I also was able to get to a lower shelve in my sewing room and found a bunch of old books my daughter used when she started teaching. I got her to go thru them and they are now in a box ready to go to the Thrift store. So another shelf just opened up. It's slow going but it is going. And as another inspiration - my daughters have bought me a new sewing chair for my birthday and Mother's Day. They are coming over on Mother's Day to put it together and bring me lunch.

And I have started purging in the kitchen too - I am replacing my Pyrex and Corning dishes with some with better lids and more versatile than my 47 year old dishes.

Sounds like great progress...congrats. Its never easy when you have other people's stuff.
I see you are from Chula Vista...I lived in El Cajon for years :)


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