Wednesday, March 13, 2013

organizing update

My house organizing seems to go in fits and starts. I WANT to have my kitchen clean every night when I go to bed, but I just seem to run out of steam and gumption RIGHT about that time! I still stick FIRMLY to Flylady's "I can do ANYTHING for 15 mins'. SO, I keep plugging along. We can still walk in here, we have clean clothes, eat food off clean plates..and the dogs are healthy...maybe I need to do a wall hanging? Clean enough to be healthy, dirty enough to be happy? or how about 'I LIVE here, get over it'?? lol

Here is a small update. Remember this post about the plastic bins I found at the Dollar Store?
 

Here it is almost done. I still need a few labels, but
things are not falling out on our heads. I think my family is finding
it easier to get their hands on what they want. A couple need even one MORE label.
Its a start.
And just so you know how much I DONT" get done? Here is what the DESK looks like under this
cabinet!

Reality!


OK..off to do another 15 mins!

Monday, March 11, 2013

getting organized for class

While I have been FRAMELESS, I had a few projects. One is to finish up a baby quilt (the cute bear one? that has the plush back?) I had to quilt the sides on my DSM because the back was JUST wide enough for the front...if I S T R E T C H E D it. That meant no room for the side tensioning clamps! The quilting is done, but now I cannot find the binding I made for it. I am looking as I organize in there. Slow going...'enuf said!

Here is something I DID get done: Its a bucket caddy. It fits over a 2 gallon bucket I purchased at Home Depot. Pockets on the inside, two layers of pockets on the outside. You can see the pattern sticking out. I used a painters tarp for the body. It looks kind of like cotton duck, but the inside has a plastic-y coating (such a techincal term...plastic-EE...I'm polished and refined) on the other side. The bottom pocket is clear vinyl. Stocking is going well..but will be ongoing at least for a bit. Some things I already had doubles of...some I have had to purchase.     Oh, and guess what I found at Harbor Freight for less than $10? A bucket caddy. I bet it didn't have orange binding tho...:-D

I DID get good news today! My frame/machine has made it to the dealers. They had a HUGE order and the company had to hire more people! They are coming to AZ this weekend for the AZ Quilt Guild show. While they are here, someone at home is assembling them and testing out the machine heads. After the show, the deliveries begin. As anxious as I am  to have it IN my house, we will be in California then. Sports Guy's soccer team will be participating in Far West Regional League in beautiful downtown Lancaster California (read north and a bit west on LA on the way to Bakersfield..and in the middle of nowhere..). I might just have to schlep a Featherweight to keep me company. The men might play golf and I will come home to my new frame! YIPPEEE!

Sunday, March 03, 2013

and I was doing SO well!

 
 
remember THIS? You could even see the carpet. UH OH..look at it NOW!
 
 


Well, i DO have a good excuse! Really! Its good!
Lucy was on the market for 3 weeks..and she has left the building! (she had to
come in the window..and she left thru the window!) It had to do with how long
her poles were and they would not fit around the corner. SO, out the window they went!
She sold on Thursday the 21st and they told me that it would be a week or two until they could pick her up. That worked because I was actively quilting a quilt! Friday, I got an email, could they come pick her up on MONDAY!? ACK! I was on my feet all weekend and was still putting in the last stitches as they came in the door.  My sweet husband asked me today if I was going to go into quilting withdrawl. Nope! I was more worried I would have TWO 12 foot long arms to stuff in my house! I would rather have a GAP!
 
before


after


Looks kinda lonely doesn't it? Sports Guy was trying to get my goat and announced it was his new MAN CAVE. I think NOT, young man!
I am happily organizing both rooms and hope to have a plan in place before the Innova arrives.

I dont' have a delivery date as of yet, but looks like near March 20th.
I will be READY! 

Saturday, March 02, 2013

a giggle!

Yesterday I was headed to my Lunch Bunch group (small quilt group) and came up behind a small VW at a stop light. I was confused for a moment when SOMETHING came up thru the roof ...I ASSUMED it at was a sun roof. I was right..but what IS it? Then I started giggling...
 
 
 
 
Can you see the Great Dane head sticking out? I followed this car for about 2 miles watching the dog's ears flap in the wind. Oh, and the nose was going a mile a minute too! I wanted so much to pull along side to ask the dog's name, but alas, they turned north and I turned south. I'm SUCH a dog person..and that Great Dane just made my day! It was a beautiful dark blue/gray...