Help! Stop me before I clean again, LOL. No, seriously I am inches away from diving into the sewing room closet to clean, purge, straighten. Normally I would not consider that a BAD thing but I should be staying on track with that FAB challenge.
It started with taking the thread racks down. (See the last post) I decided that I wanted to keep most of thread on the shelving units but that meant disposing of a bunch of my old APQ magazines. After all, they were taking up about 12 to 16 inches of shelf space. For years, I would not tear into these but it was time to take out the articles that I had some interest in ever making or wanted for inspiration of a set or use of color. You get the idea. I got all that condensed down into a 3 inch 3-ring binder in sheet protectors.
Obviously I have done that a time or two before when you look at all those notebooks. Computer printouts and commercially purchased patterns are filed in there too. I moved things around so I could most of these down on the bottom shelf. The books on the end are there as almost all of them are listed on Amazon marketplace and I need them to be separated out and accessible. If they stay, that’s okay too.
The wall where the racks came down looks awful though. Hollow wall anchors, a couple other holes that could be spackled, sanded and painted as well but just generally needs some paint. Something, I don’t know what, got sprayed on it and there are poster tack marks up higher. I do not want to paint in the dead of winter when we cannot open the windows and/or use the fan to air things out. A wallhanging would be nice and maybe Amy Bradley’s Quilt Diva would fill the bill. I have the fabrics kitted up for it, after all. OR I have her Seasoned Quilter patterns if I go all the way to the ceiling, that is.
Riding the Orphan Train quilt.
The cat is just too cute NOT to put up. It kind of reminds me of Skyler. I know she made a donation WTIL quilt from the pattern. It is from “Cats….of course!! The Curious Cat” designed by D. A. Brinkmann of Spartanburg, SC. The block is given in 5 inch, 7.5 inch and 10 inch sizes. (I have my own copy so I checked, LOL)
We have some of those same frigid temps that many of you are experiencing right now heading our way. DJ said that there are freeze warnings out in Florida and the weathermen are predicting perhaps single digit lows for a few nights. Two different Alberta Clippers are responsible. No precipitation is thought to accompany it so they were quick to suggest that a run on the store’s milk, bread and eggs was NOT needed. At any rate I will be happy to be snug in the house over the weekend.
That’s how it goes around here today. I’ll get to the closet mess—trust me, it needs it---but will have to wait till after I get my haircut mid-morning. The bulk of it anyway. For now, I’m back to embellishments. All too soon it will be time to fix supper—either Quick Mediterranean Dinner (meatballs with chickpeas, olives, feta cheese in a tomato sauce base clipped from an old newspaper or magazine) or Easy Mulligatawny. I posted the soup recipe some time back so the link will take you to it. LOL, what I don’t fix tonight, I fix tomorrow. I am leaning toward soup after smelling the chicken cooking in the crockpot earlier.
I have pictures of some of the tops shown at the quilt meeting but I’ll save those for a day when I have no quilt-y content---read: when I am quilting my FAB challenge hopefully by week’s end. Thanks for stopping by.