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    OMG.....I have been calling my friend's husband a Putz for years (in a loving way....love those two peoples!) But....I've been calling him a male anatomy part?!? Wait until I tell him THAT one! LOL

    oksewglad: LMAO....yes I have!!

    What's everyone's biggest challenge for organizing this weekend? Anyone have "goals"?

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    Goals for this weekend-- good question, thanks for bringing it up redstillettos! A couple of weekends ago I re-organized the closet in my painting/ironing/cutting/fabrication studio and by getting rid of some things and using the space more efficiently I ended up with some empty drawers. I think I will spend some time going through all the stuff I have laying around to decide what things should go in those drawers. I'm thinking they would be a good place to store some silk saris and misc. fabric scraps that are currently in boxes stacked on the floor of my sewing area-- the only problem with this idea is that I would then have fabrics stored in two different rooms and I worry about them being out of sight out of mind.... and it's not like I don't have all kinds of things other than fabric laying on the various horizontal surfaces in my painting/etc. studio
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    Well I'll be putzing around in my office...I'm getting a new computer and must clean there...lots of old records to file....then I must make baby quilts for our new grandsons born Monday....
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Well I'll be putzing around in my office...I'm getting a new computer and must clean there...lots of old records to file....then I must make baby quilts for our new grandsons born Monday....
    Oh! Oh! FORGET organizing. grandsonS? Plural? And you have to make quilts yet? Do not organize. Sew, sew, sew! And smile. I am quite envious of you having little ones coming. Lucky, lucky girl!

    Make sure to show what you make. I can't wait to see!

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    I'll be purging anything useless in my house. Our town has a junk pickup and it starts Monday. Time to say goodbye to my broken ironing board for starters and anything else I can find!

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    Is it strange that I want to organize my hubby's tools in the basement. Sometimes I just get a yen to make order out of chaos that isn't mine? He has a heel spur that's severely limiting his mobility right now, and has no desire to do more than the minimum on his feet. I like to capitalize on these organizing moods when they strike--and I think he'll be pleased.

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    red..I have a couple of weeks before I travel east to see the twins and this is our farm business office I must clean as I have to have business ducks in a row before I can go....I can sew binding on the plane. So I can't sew until I get office reorganized....such is life and yes I will take pictures...

    Zo, I wouldn't dream of touching MrOK's stuff....I'd only fume and raise my BP cuz he and Farmer Son don't take the time to put things away.
    Last edited by oksewglad; 04-21-2017 at 09:30 AM.
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    This week I am working on cutting my scraps into usable sizes. I only have a relatively small volume of scraps, but want them organized so I can use them spur of the moment, Bonnie Hunter style.

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    I need to get busy tonight and putz around in my sewing room. . Like oksewglad, I grew up with a German heritage. My maternal side was Catholic and my paternal side was Church of God. However, we attended a Swedish Lutheran church in central MN. Putz was a word we used and we would occasionally hear 'Quit being such a putz.'

    I don't have any specific organizing goal for the weekend. My oldest son and I will be going to my dear uncle's funeral tomorrow and then Sunday afternoon will be a 'kick back and relax' day.

    Connie

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    I have a dear new friend that came over 2 times already to help me clean. Being ADD, i'm at a total loss as to where to start. We have my sewing machine wall all cleaned up. 3 bags for donations and 2 for the trash. It's ooking better every day, and nw i'm tackeling the small stuff till she comes over again.
    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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    Yesterday I got my longarm room organized and clean, took off the batting pole that I never use and now have a little more room under there,this summer I will look at drawers that will fit under there and hopefully help it look better.

    I also organized all my rulers, books and notions and have a big Rubbermaid tote full of stuff I have no clue what to do with. I really hate to give to goodwill and not enough patience to do a yard sale as I don't have a lot of stuff to sell.

    I finished sewing the last blocks for my Shakespeare In The Park quilt and I will not start another quilt till I get the 6 tops I have quilted, and I do have a king size log cabin on my longarm and only a few rows and the border to go.
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    Tallchick--have you thought about selling things on eBay? They make it pretty easy, you can even print out labels and postage once things have sold. I've sold a number of smaller items and books that way, easier than a yard sale.

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    Thanks for the idea Rob, I just may do that, I forget about eBay!
    Lisa

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    I took a detour from the office...redstilettos, I'm taking your advice on twins' quilts...got the designs done and ready to cut...
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    red..I have a couple of weeks before I travel east to see the twins and this is our farm business office I must clean as I have to have business ducks in a row before I can go....I can sew binding on the plane. So I can't sew until I get office reorganized....such is life and yes I will take pictures...

    Zo, I wouldn't dream of touching MrOK's stuff....I'd only fume and raise my BP cuz he and Farmer Son don't take the time to put things away.
    I mentioned it to him this morning, thinking he might say "go for it" . But nooooo, when I said, "Hey ,honey, you know what I have a yen to do? Organize your tools that are in the back of the basement." Instead he said, "Why? You've got plenty of your own stuff to organize around here." Like the offer to help offended him. He's limping around with a bad foot, he hates his job, he comes home wiped out every night, so I thought that doing a task for him might be met with pleasant surprise. What am I missing?

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    Lynnie: that is a GREAT friend. And for as much as you sew, I can imagine the project that was and Is for both of you. What a nice way to bond again, though

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    zozee...LOL...would you let him organize your stuff?

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    When my hubby and I were first married, he reorganized the kitchen. I went out while he was at work and reorganized all of his tools. Two days later the kitchen magically was put back where I originally had them. And then he reorganized his tools.

    Lessons learned. His space. My space Now we just make "suggestions" and if it happens it happens, but if it doesn't there is a reason and we keep our fingers off each others' things.

    Hehehehe. Will be married 29 years this fall!

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    Last weekend, I had planned to be at a retreat. Thursday night got the 24 hr uk and didn't get any sleep. Friends and family rallied around and took good care of me. Love is a great thing. And can't be replaced.

    Oh And, yesterday, I unloaded all the stuff my friends quickly reloaded into my car (since I had to go home from the retreat). So far I think there's only 3 small things missing.... those were probably found when everyone else packed up to come home. They'll show up. If not, they can be replaced. They're just things.
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    Petthefabric--sorry to hear you had to leave the retreat. 24 hour bug is no fun at all.

    Zozee, Redstillettos, OKsewglad,--- ya'll have them trained well. Never, ever, let them get used to having your help with organizing---LOL

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    The hubs and I don't rearrange each other's space. We might consult but that's as far as it goes. I have made pouches for some of his tools from discarded leather totes (scarred) when he's asked. He does know he can use the sewing machines anytime. His mother taught him to sew when he was very young and he helps maintain ours (yes our machines). I got into working on shredding old checking accounts and other paperwork a box at a time. By the time I was finished for the day, I had 10 boxes done. Not everything could be shredded but everything with social and driver's licenses. Can't believe how many years I had my social on my personal checks and drivers license # on others. I have decided I will not keep magazines I can read online. The office looks so much better. I did get rid of some things from the sewing room that were of no use.

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    tessagin, that's a never ending job...I try to eliminate a year every year. My office is for our business that I do all the bookwork for. No one touches my office...I can't believe how much more paper I have had to keep over the last 45 years....

    Back to my baby quilts!
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    Tessagin: I went through old personal checks, paycheck stubs, etc, last year. I found some that went back 30 years as they were in the bottom of a box for later years. Oops!

    The only things with driver's licenses written on them were car related but many of the pay checks had social security numbers on them including old chiropractor bills.

    Oksewglad: Smart family that knows not to touch anything in your business office.

    I am sorting some blue fabrics by width. I am ironing them also if needed.

    Connie

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    petthefabric: I am SO sorry you had to leave the retreat early. What a huge let down. But great friends to help you out with the packing up of your car. Very nice!

    Now....can I just say I LOVE your screen name. I "pet fabric" all the time....it's like free therapy!

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    Yesterday I dyed several pieces of fabric and set them aside to dry....today I am going to put them away in their designated drawer. Then I need to figure out what goes in the two empty drawers in my closet--- I got stuck on what to put in them because I was afraid of that out of sight out of mind thing. BUT yesterday while making room on my work table for my dye trays I picked up several things that don't have a designated spot and stuck them on my step stool "temporarily". Then I had to use my step stool to put away a painting so I had to move the stuff back to my work table. At 5 am this morning it dawned on me that if I put all those piles of stuff in those drawers and then forget about them, maybe they should be donated. So today I am going to take all those piles that I've been moving here and there and SHove them in those two empty drawers. Then I'm going to put a label on each drawer with today's date. If I take something out of the drawers and use it, then I have to find a permanent spot to store it. Anything left in those drawers on May 1, 2018 gets donated or tossed. This may be a breakthrough

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