Friday, February 24, 2012

Whoop Whoop! 2/24/12

Sometimes things just go so well!  Lots done, for a change, and I’m feelin’ good!  

A couple of friends come to my house every other Friday to stitch and have lunch and visit, and well, you know how it goes.  We started out by working on our own projects, until MA suggested that each time we work on one person's project, taking turns, so that with three of us stitching for hours, we could get more done.  She was so right!  One of those UFOs was my oldest one, the Y2K, or Millenium quilt.  It’s finished except for stitching the binding to the back, and adding a label.  When it’s done, I’ll blog and add pictures.  Meanwhile....

The center of this little quilt was made by a guild member for a comfort quilt.  It only measured 36" square, so I added borders, quilted it, and sewed the binding to the front.  My hands get cranky when I try to hand sew, so it’s going back to the guild for someone to volunteer to finish the binding.  So cute!

But my biggest accomplishment in the past week has been to organize my sewing room.  Three days in a row last week, I searched for different things in my stuff, and couldn’t find them.  I was so frustrated, I just wanted to set fire to everything.  Instead (and to the great relief of Mr. Happiness) I pulled everything out of the drawers, made piles of like items, sorted and arranged, put sewing items into the drawers by my sewing machine, and left quilting items in the sewing room where the cutting table and longarm are located.  Then I even made a list of what went into which drawer!  Whew!  That was a major job, but I’ve already used the list to find something I was looking for.  I thought about taking pictures of the piles of stuff, but it was too ugly.  Hope I don't have to do this again!!!  

For other Whoop Whoop! accomplishments, go to Sarah's blog:


  1. Just a lovely quilt! And good for you in organizing. It really pays off in the long run. Certainly worth a double Whoop.

  2. What a beautiful quilt! I love the colors and quilting in it. And way to go with the re-organizing! It feels good, doesn't it? I know what you mean about wanting to set it all on fire - it's why I don't keep candles and matches in my sewing room! Whoop whoop!!

  3. Wow I love the design and colors! Great work!

  4. beautiful quilt! and good luck with the organization!

  5. Lovely quilt! Many things including organization don't really look like accomplishments, but add a balance to our lives! Enjoy your new organized freedom!

  6. Beautiful little quilt! Very striking.

    Can I hire you to come organize my sewing room? LOL!