How did you do last month organizing your fabric stash? Or did you even try?
I managed to go through two large bins, but sadly, it did not seem to make much difference.
Those two bins are much neater now, and I pulled out some big chunks to make more pillowcases from, but for some reason, I was not able to fit in very much of the fabric that is still laying out needing to be put away.
I’m gonna have to re-think this!
I used up some scrappage on a couple of quilts in progress, one of them being the Moda Stitch Pink quilt, but how does it work that you can make an entire quilt (or two) and not even see a noticeable dent in your stash or scraps??? It boggles my mind.
Here’s my Stitch Pink quilt so far. I still have 6 blocks to make.
I also made the mistake of counting how many projects in progress are currently laying out on my cutting table, and I’m
almost embarrassed to tell you the number, but for accountability’s sake, I’m going to: 35. That’s THIRTY-FIVE, not a typo. And since I counted, I’ve finished one of those, so my number is now at 34. Woohoo! Don’t worry, I’m NOT patting myself on the back for that bit of progress — it’s shameful.
It’s my goal to get my cutting table cleaned up by the end of the year. But that’s not even this month’s organizing challenge.
It’s also still a goal of mine for this year to get my fourth upstairs room whipped into shape so I can use it for sewing, and stop using it as a catch-all. Really, all that’s left is cleaning and painting, but who has time for that? Here’s a “during” photo, so you can see what I’m up against.
Having it finished might help me
spread the mess out further get more organized, with better places to put things. But that’s not this month’s challenge, either.
This month’s challenge is to:
Do you have a project that has gotten stalled at a certain stage of production, and has been languishing in a pile, just waiting for you to come back and do that last bit that it needs in order to call it finished?
I have several, but I’m going to pick one and get it finished up. Then maybe my cutting table list will drop to 33 — haha!
If you have a project such as this, ask yourself what is holding you back from finishing it?
For me, it’s usually a lack of time, or I’ve come to a hard part, or a part I don’t particularly enjoy doing, so I let it linger, and never seem to get around to just doing it.
So this month, I’m picking one of the projects off my cutting table. In my usual style, I used Random Number Generator to pick one from the list, and it landed on this one:
If you’ve been with me for very long, you know I LOVE my goats, so I NEED to make this quilt. I want to make it look like my darling Ranger.
Here’s what’s holding me up:
So . . . that’s my project for this month. This is not even a large quilt, altho I think I want to make it a bit larger than the original. My everyday drag-around quilt is about to wear completely out, so I’m making this one for me to take its place, and it’s getting to be drag-around quilt weather, so I guess it’s as good a time as any to get ‘er done!
So how about you? Do you have a languishing project you need to work on? Something you need to have done for a Christmas gift? Something you just want to finish up and get off your table and out of your way and off your list?
And speaking of Ranger, I’ll leave you with this hilarious shot I got of him at suppertime last night. It really needs no caption.