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!
     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


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.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Cheryl Made Me Do It!

That's my story and I am sticking to it! 
I have been so good about not buying fabric unless I have a project for it. That went out the door Monday. 
     Cheryl called and asked me to help her with a project she is having difficulties with. Her problem is one of skill and refusing to use a rotary cutter. I went and ripped, pinned and cut new diamonds while she ripped, cut, and sewed pieces. At the end of the day we had 2 stars done. 
     At lunch, we went eat at my favorite place and then went to a friend's stash sale! Cheryl had been three times and knew that I loved batiks! 

     Two hours later I walked out of that house a $108 poorer and a 115 yards richer - mostly batiks. The friend had an accident about two years ago which left her unable to sew very much or very long. She and her husband have decided to down size so she measured and marked her least loved fabrics @ $1.00 per yard. 
     Those on the table are 2-4 yard cuts and those on the machine are fat quarter, quarter yard, and half yard cuts. Truth is I would have bought much more but I know deep down that I don't need the fabric and won't have the time to use it all in my life time! Now I really need to get busy and set up my studio properly.
Lator gators! Keep making lemonade from life's lemons. Saints play Friday!!!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Stash Report Sunday, August 3, 2014

Fabric In: yards
Fabric In August: 0 yards
Fabric In YTD: 65 yards
Fabric Out: yard
Fabric Out August: 0 yards
Fabric Out YTD: 56.25 yards
Enhancement: 8.75 yards     

No changes!
    I actually went to MES Ami a second time and did not buy fabric. However, fabric did come home with me! DD#4 and DGD#2 bought fabric. DGD #2 doesn't even sew yet but has a stash of Halloween and other fabrics stored here. She loves fabric just like her grandma!
    I am still sewing on the Cabot stars UFO. It is frustrating at times undoing another pierces mistakes, but I am several rows closer to finishing. 
     My mojo left but I plan on getting it to return 15 minutes at a time! It works for others and hopefully it will for me too.
     We put up Spirit's king size bed Friday. She loves it and so do her sleeping mates!
     Well until we meet again!