Thursday, July 29, 2010

Some Sewing Room Progress

Okay so the progress isn't HUGE. No I haven't finished organizing the whole room yet, but thanks to my husband (Jeff) I have made great progress. Do you remember how the closet looked like pre-Operation ReORG?

Yeah that's a little embarrassing to say the least. It seemed more of a dumping ground for anything that doesn't belong to any where else in the house than a sewing room closet.

So with the help of 3 very handsome men, the closet was gutted and a new closet setup is going in. Too bad I don't have a picture of the completely empty closet - but trust me the feel of the room after the closet was cleaned out was "OH MY GOD". It felt like the room automatically doubled in size!

After some careful measuring, cutting, and nailing the new shelving was beginning to look pretty awesome:

Nice huh? The beginnings of beautiful shelves. Haha now I just have to organize the rest of the room to go with the closet. BTW that frame in the lower right hand corner was a MISTAKE! Haven't used it once and not planning to. Just have to package it up somewhere. Maybe when I get a bigger play area I could take it out again, but for now it takes up way too much of the room.

Here's the 2 little ones hard at work:

Asher making sure the studs were found and Silas marking the spot :). They love to help out don't they :P.

So that's the progress so far with the room. I am still working hard to finish up the fabric organization as well so that when the room is finished my fabrics will be sorted and ready to be put away.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Monthly Goals - August 2010

I used to post Weekly Goals but that was getting a little out of hand to manage. And face it, on some weeks it's just not wise. So to keep my sanity in check I'm going to change Weekly Goals to Monthly Goals. I didn't want to wait till the first of the month, so my first installment of Monthly Goals will also include the end of July :).

Monthly Goals for August (and End of July :)):

I see the light at the end of the tunnel! I have finished about 90% of the hand-quilting so far and the last 10 should be a breeze.

  • Finished up the sewing room reORG and show it off!

Yep, that's right I finally made progress on this. A long time coming but it was worth all the work.

Sweet Block: Sandwiching

Sweet Blocks has been put on the back burner for quite a while now. Between other projects, running around with kids during the summer and reorganizing the sewing room I have had about zero time for this project...well almost zero time. I did manage to sneak in a little time to get the sandwiching done.

This is also a good view of the blocks. It actually turned out way better than I expected since this was my first time dealing with triangles. Notice how each of the blocks is edged with coordinating solid triangles at the corners.

Now the quilt is ready for some quilting. I'm going to combine machine quilting with hand quilting on this one. More to come :).


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