Sunday, August 31, 2014

Stash Report August 31, 2014

No changes!
Fabric In: yards
Fabric In August: 115 yards
Fabric In YTD: 180 yards
Fabric Out: yard
Fabric Out August: 0 yards
Fabric Out YTD: 56.25 yards
Enhancement: 123.75 yards     

     My muse like my cat disappeared when our visitors arrived. The cat is venturing out again so hopefully my muse will too.
     Today, I bit the bullet and made myself go in the studio and set up the cutting station. DH went buy and cut the board last week for me so it was time! 
     In a little while, I am going back in to clear one box of stuff. If i do one a day, I should get them all done by New Year's!
Lator Gators, I am going back to eating that rhino -one bite at a time!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Stash Report Sunday August 24, 2014

 No changes!
Fabric In: yards
Fabric In August: 115 yards
Fabric In YTD: 180 yards
Fabric Out: yard
Fabric Out August: 0 yards
Fabric Out YTD: 56.25 yards
Enhancement: 123.75 yards     

    I have not been in my studio except to sew binding on a quilt. DGGD#1 came for an extended visit bringing her mom and grandmom with her. They have been here since Tuesday and will be here until Thursday. Grandmom goes to work, mom disappears in computer room so Marie and I hang out. Since my studio is still a chaotic mess, a 6 month old isn't good to include so no sewing. But Marie and I have been exploring the world.

On Tuesday DD#2, Marie's grandmother, said she couldn't walk in the walker. On Wednesday, she was running in the walker after the dog. On Thursday, DD#2 said she was too little to pull herself up. On Friday,  Marie was pulling herself up from a sitting position. On Saturday, Marie astounded her grandmother by pulling herself up on the walker and pushing the walker where she wanted to go. Just think what she will do next week! Only 6 months old!

Lator Gators! Today's mission is to put up new cutting area which will clear lots of space in studio. Biting small and chewing of this rhino!

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Stash Report Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fabric In: 115 yards
Fabric In August: 115 yards
Fabric In YTD: 180 yards
Fabric Out: yard
Fabric Out August: 0 yards
Fabric Out YTD: 56.25 yards
Enhancement: 123.75 yards     
     I am still organizing and placing things in my new work area. You know categories like SCRAPS, STRINGS, FABRIC YARDAGE, FABRIC UNDER A YARD, TOOLS & RULERS, BOOKS & MAGAZINES.
      I "know" those scraps are reproducing at night! There is no way I had that much stored in that little room. It really seems that the more bins I empty the bigger the mess gets!
This article made me feel less weird about being able to create in that chaos!
 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=820461004652579&id=100000660621620
     Well, off to make dog pillows out of all the scraps and strings.
Remember to make lemonade when life gives you lemons!
Lator gators!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Progress on Transformation

Step 1: COMPLETED

Love seat has been cleaned and put in small room. DD#4 decided to put sofa in too and clean it inside. Cleaning under the carport in 100 degree weather is hard work!
     We decided it would become an activity/playroom for DGS#9,Chris, & DGGD#1, Marie. Chris needs a quiet place just for him at times especially beginning high school. 
Step 2: Adding furniture and TV etc to the room.
Step 3: Organizing Studio 
How do you eat a rhino? You cut off a small piece, chew it for hours, rest, and then repeat process until it is all gone!  
    I have begun eating that rhino. It is not so overwhelming one tiny bit at a time!
Lator Gators. I have to get back to chewing!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Design Wall equals Studio Transformation!

Sewing room is clear except for the thread rack on wall and a few items in th closet. Sani and Renee are cleaning sofa and love seat to put back in room. I have begun placing items in studio. 


    What I took out filled up the living room, and new studio. Who knew there was so much hidden in that little room!





Sunday, August 10, 2014

Stash Report August 10, 2014

Fabric In: 115 yards
Fabric In August: 115 yards
Fabric In YTD: 180 yards
Fabric Out: yard
Fabric Out August: 0 yards
Fabric Out YTD: 56.25 yards
Enhancement: 123.75 yards     

   It started me on a new journey which is opening my eyes!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Two Steps forward...One Step back!

     Buying all that fabric Monday put a bug up my rear to get my studio done. (I did not take any before pictures b/c it was embarrassing!)

      So Tuesday, DD#4 helped me take out 95% of the stuff that was stored in the den. It isn't as big as the old studio nor as small as the current one. The neighbor who she loaned the carpet cleaner to wasn't there so we couldn't clean the nasty carpet. Hopefully we will be able to do it today. If I can't get it super clean, it is coming up. I would prefer bare concrete to nasty carpet!
     My other problem happened when my "hoarder" husband came home and saw the pile under the carport. It was raining and all that "good stuff" was getting damp. He hadn't gone into the den for the last 5-8 years except to add more "stuff." Actually, he doesn't even know what is in that pile. But he started moving "stuff" back into the den. 
     Me-new was not surprised and took advantage of the situation. I, however, stopped the flow back into the house. Sometimes living with a semi-hoarder gets frustrating b/c I don't understand the need to hang on to "stuff" unless it is fabric or sewing machines. Guess I am a "hoarder" too!
     Today, the plan is to clean the carpet, move everything from sewing room into den, put sofa and love seat into old sewing room, and move all that "good" stuff into closet since "hoarder" thinks it should not be thrown. He may need it or someone else may!
    Lator Gators! Happy piecing.