Thursday, September 9, 2010
The Big Fall Push
First, I was at my friend's house this morning and she has moved all her sewing stuff into a different bedroom in their house. It was great! So organized and comfy and inviting and conducive to having fun with sewing projects. I was inspired to get organized myself.(this is the usual reaction to being at her place, I usually swing by Superstore on my way home to buy more containers-- today I got some nice woven baskets with handles...but I digress)
When I got home, I was overcome by the house. Lately it seems to be a bit too "full". I really like a place to be organized and "breezy" and a place for everything to go. Right now there are stacks of stuff here and there.. books, yarn, binders of papers, all sorts of stuff. Well, I decided to start in my sewing room/office, since it is my center of operations, so to speak.
Among the regular disorder, I noticed that I was getting a bit of a stack of quilt tops. I pulled them out and found that there are more than a dozen finished tops that haven't been quilted! NO! Some I have backings set aside for, and some not. I do need to baste around the edges of most of them, since that's what my machine quilter prefers, so that's what I am doing this afternoon, that and sewing the backings, and marking them with the size, so that I won't need to unfold them later to figure out what size of batting is required. And this time, I will not ! put them back on the shelves. I will ! phone up and arrange to drop them off to be quilted. I do have one already basted and ready to quilt, and two that only need bindings, so I will try to do that in the next few days too.... aaahh.
Do you have this nesting instinct in the fall too? It seems that I want to get things all tidied up before winter, I think this happens every year.
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