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What Are We Organizing Today 2023

Old 03-28-2023, 05:26 PM
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Well as usual changing my plan...AGAIN. Playing with jelly rolls and finding out have SO MANY partial rolls. So fpund free pattern at Jrdanfabrics.com called Daimond Trip. So tomorrow AFTER I glue baste I get to sew jellies together. I've made this pattern before. Fast, easy, and scrap buster!! Here's the link if you want to try... https://jordanfabrics.com/pages/diamond-trip
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Old 03-29-2023, 03:14 AM
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OOOO, I have seen that pattern before, Juliem1 and it does look easy and impressive with those little diamonds scattered all over the top. Thanks for the reminder. It had fallen off my "too do someday list".
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Old 03-29-2023, 03:24 AM
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So I've started to corral the wayward jelllies. Could someone please explain where all these pink strips came from? I don't like pink! Just may have to make a pink and purple quilt BUT don't have very much purple. GRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
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Old 03-29-2023, 06:30 AM
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Julienm1- thanks for the link. I've downloaded and printed it out. I am trying to use up as many of my scraps as possible as I've completely filled my designated scrap storage space and this will come in handy.

Today, after I give blood, I will continue cutting inch and a half strips from scraps so I can work on the Bonnie Hunter mystery from this year. I said I'd never ever do another Bonnie Hunter mystery after getting totally burned out trying to do ORL in real time as she posted clues. This year, I decided to try again as I've got way too many scraps. I downloaded each clue, and will do this as a long term project while also working on other projects that have deadlines. A bonus is that I'm also processing scraps as I go, so I'm getting caught up on that while using up scraps at the same time. So I guess you could say that I'm going to be organizing scraps today, thought right now they are scattered all over my cutting table and also the Sweet Sixteen, waiting to be processed. At least they're in piles according to color now instead of being jumbled up in a drawer, or the large plastic bag that I resorted to when my scrap drawers got full LOL!

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Old 04-02-2023, 01:59 PM
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Today, I organized the tack area I've used for the last 23+ years. Mainly I sorted things that needed to go in the trash and things that could go to others. Lots of ointments, meds, etc. that I donated to the barn. I brought my English saddle and a Mattie pad home- will probably sell them. Left one of my Western saddles there and my helmet in case I want to test ride some of the barn horses for a potential lease. If not, the saddle will go to a good friend who has wanted it for years. I put all Smokey's blankets, bridles, bits and misc. other stuff I'd accumulated in more than 20 years and 4 different horses in my tack trunk and told the barn owner she could go through it and take whatever she thought she could use or others could use. This is the first time in this century that DH and I have been without horses. We had DH's Tinker (for 20 years) and my Smokey (for 13 years) the longest- Tinker died a couple of years ago at 35 and Smokey died 2 weeks ago at not quite 20. It has been an emotional day, but I feel a little better at having done it. The tack area is neater than it's been in years and is ready for someone else to use. I started out the day being overwhelmed at the idea of sorting through all the tack and supplies, but once I'd gotten the stuff that was obviously trash out of the way, I found it was easy to give useful stuff like fly spray, mane and tail conditioner, and liniments to various of my barn friends. While I'm feeling a bit sad, I'm also feeling a weight off my shoulders, having made the choice to give away almost all of it, rather than trying to find some way to store it at home. Lesson learned- the stuff that I used for Smokey isn't necessary for me to keep. I have other things like photos and some video to remember him by.

Tomorrow I will be back to working on my scraps. I've processed a bunch of inch and a half strips and squares and also used a bunch working on the first clue from Bonnie Hunter's most recent mystery. Next up is 2 inch strips and squares- that drawer is even more full than the inch and a half one was. LOL

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Old 04-02-2023, 04:25 PM
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Rob: I’m sorry you lost Smokey. 😢. It’s hard to say goodbye to our animal friends.
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Old 04-03-2023, 01:07 PM
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Thanks, Connie.

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Old 04-04-2023, 06:36 AM
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Rob, I'm getting ready for this year's BH mystery too.
I tried ORL but it drove me crazy so I "redesigned" it in a way I liked better. A shame, as it's a beautiful pattern but as I said it drove me nuts lol.
Glad you had a productive day. It's so hard to lose our beloved pets.
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Old 04-04-2023, 01:04 PM
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Thanks, SusieQOH. I know what you mean about ORL. I made all the blocks, but never put it together because I stalled on the sashing LOL. For the most recent BH mystery- I've gotten most of the 9 patches from Clue one done and started cutting scraps for the 4 patches. I think taking this one a little at a time will be the key for me- otherwise, I know it'll get tedious and I'll not want to finish it. I'm finding that processing scraps and working on this one at the same time seems to be helping keep me on track with both tasks. I have a feeling I'll be working on this one for several months in between doing other projects. At least it'll keep me off the streets and also out of fabric stores LOL.

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Old 04-05-2023, 05:05 AM
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What is ORL?
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