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    Old 08-19-2019, 03:38 PM
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    Teen, I'm not moving as fast as I'd like to, but I am making progress. Once I get the bed out of the new space I will feel like I've getting somewhere.

    I found some plaid flannel that fits the back of the WIP...seam is sewn and ready for the LA as the flimsy is done! And more stuff gone through as well.
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    Old 08-20-2019, 11:56 PM
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    In May, I sold a bunch of books/mags. When the leftovers came home, I didn't want to reshelve things I really don't want, so they've been on the floor of the garage. This week I've been going through 5-10 each day finding things I really like and tossing the books/mags. I've already made a quilt from one of the finds and think I'll make it again.

    Just about finished 1 box of 2.
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    Old 09-01-2019, 06:57 PM
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    In my sorting found another UFO...I ripped out the big stitch quilting I started (about 1/3 of the quilt..didn't take long), then put LArmed it and sent it home today with my DIL for FarmerSon. Now she doesn't have to share the one I finished last week!

    I am making progress in my relocation process. 9yo GS wanted to know why the mattress and spring were in his "play space" yesterday. What that means is the bed is out and I started moving in my fabric shelves. Now filling up the shelves. Once in a while put a piece of fabric in for local donation knowing I won't ever use it. Back to work for another hour or so and then time for bed! Soon I hope to have the one room emptied so the bed can go in there and GS can have his play space back! It all takes time.
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    Old 09-02-2019, 05:48 PM
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    It sounds like you are making great progress, oksewglad!

    Yesterday, I went into my bedroom to look for my garden gloves that were washed and in the clothes basket. I got sidetracked when I hung some things from the basket up in my closet. The flower pots outside didn't get rinsed out but I finally went through 2 large tubs of my late husband's clothes. Most of them were his denim jeans and shorts along with a few other clothing and miscellaneous things. Some went into the big orange bags from our trash company for recycling. Some will be donated and others will be kept like a few of his Hawaiian shirts. I was always going to make something for family members from the jeans. Oh well. They have sat for almost 9.5 years. Time to let them go.
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    Old 09-02-2019, 07:27 PM
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    We do have to make those kind of decisions, don't we, Connie.
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    Old 09-03-2019, 05:00 PM
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    Yes we do, oksewglad. It will feel good when the bags are gone.
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    Old 09-04-2019, 11:20 AM
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    Originally Posted by retiredteacher09
    Yes we do, oksewglad. It will feel good when the bags are gone.


    Was whipped after work yesterday so no progress last night. As I slowly move forward I stop and analyze my projects...what needs to be done to finish UFO's etc. Found a little scrappy 36" quilt...perfect for a new baby---backing and batting included in the bag. It's on the long arm and I'm going to try a pantograph on it using a pastel varigated thread..will be the 2nd panto I have attempted. Wish me luck.
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    Old 09-05-2019, 06:16 AM
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    I have re-organized all my fabric.
    I took it all down in colour families, decided what was only useful to be made into 2 1/2" strips or strings, cut those and re-folded the rest.
    Took both my scrap drawers, ironed and then cut strings. Strings went into a drawer, strips went into a hanging 8 pocket boot bag that I found at the used store. Perfect for one colour in each long, skinny pocket.
    I now have organized fabric, a lot of strips and strings and a couple more UFO's that I discovered as I cleaned up.
    I have almost come to the end of the quilts I "have" to do for assorted shows/babies/classes and will be moving on to something fun, so at least I'll be able to see what I have to work with!

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    Old 09-05-2019, 02:40 PM
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    Watson..nice to see "light" at the end of the tunnel! Great progress.
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    Old 09-07-2019, 12:47 AM
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    I've been quiet for a few days... but definitely not idle! I have loads of random and extremely various pieces of wood that I use in my miniature/dollhouse making, and was finding I wanted to make my "designated" sewing area a bit neater. I was able to source a few small dowels and a simple piece of wood from my mini supply stash and made myself a fairly simple spool/bobbin rack to hang on the wall. I'm also able to hang some of my rulers and small plastic bits that I use in my fabric cutting! Silly how much that excites me, but I also went by a dollar store and picked up a cheap vinyl tablecloth and cut that and hung it up underneath. So I can now just stand up from the sewing machine grab bobbins and spools, and hopefully be able to stick up some of my small pieces on the fuzzy back of the tablecloth piece.

    Next up, I'm going to try and reorganize my fabric stash which like the sewing machines seems to be growing w/o my realizing how. lol Not certain how I'm going to get it all folded up to fit in it's storage spot, but that's for tomorrow. Hoping to then be able to sit back down and sew up another mini quilt!
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