Shelly of Prairie Moon Quilts issued a challenge:
2011 Final Countdown
The idea was that in three days you could be a better you (or something like that) by taking on a daily task that would help you send out the old year with a bang (and be ready for the new year, too).
So, on day one I tackled the big-ugly item. She asked us to take care of a pile. I took care of THE PILE. During the year I was kindly gifted quite a lot of non-quilting fabric. While this blog has a lot of quilting on it, I also do clothing, refashions and occasional odd items like tote bags for Boy Scout grills. This requires other types of fabric, yes, but it was completely out of control.
I don’t have a BEFORE picture, but here is the DURING. Whoa! That is BAD!
Here is part of the going away pile.
Here is the after. Whew! That was day one.
Day two: Pick a sewing task you have been putting off and do it.
So, I sorted and organized my basket of background fabrics.
And a few other things that I didn’t take pictures of, like my patterns, crochet stuff and embroidery items. More needs to be done in this area.
But, here is the AFTER of the thread drawer. Progress! I’ll take that.
Day three: UFO.
You know what it has to be. The Jewel Box quilt.
So, here it is in its bag. Three year bag.
And that is as far as it got.
I was distracted by some work on my 4-patch quilt.
And then decided to quilt and get ready for binding a small project: Vintage Quilts Throw.
I chose this one because it can be finished by the end of the week. That would be a nice start to 2012, I think.
Thank you, Shelly, that was just the
push nudge I needed. I feel great everytime I walk into my sewing room. Even Husband noticed the difference. He walked in there today and said, “It feels like there is a lot more space in here.” That is a good sign.
And, I really will get on that Jewel Box Quilt. Next.