Saturday, 4 July 2015

Making Good Progress & A Family First

Wow, these last few weeks have just zipped by!
I've not been doing much sewing lately, & strangely for me, I'm not even having withdrawals... been quite busy with other things & in particular I've been continuing to organise my fabrics & sewing things into their new storage places.
There's also been a lot of items go to new homes, which is a fab way to create more space for the things that are staying!

Somehow or other, the issue of me emptying that room has been quite the trigger for us to go through our whole home & give it a good clean out... after 21 years, we sure have accumulated a few things!
Not that we are hoarders, we are just well-practiced at 'doing it later'... we've held on to some things that we really don't need any more & just never gotten around to parting with them.

Here's the results of some of my efforts during the week:

Little pieces, less than 50cm

 Pieces ranging from 50cm to 2m WOF

Christmas stuff too!
Doesn't it look so good... all organised & easier to see exactly what I have!
The tubs are about 6½ inches deep, perfect depth for this purpose & even when they're full, they're not too heavy.
And they can stack, stack, stack...
Goodness, I have a l-o-t of stuff! Like going to a quilt shop in my very own garage!
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Thank you again to everyone who sent good wishes to SM for his injuries - he's recovered so well... pretty much back to his old self now... sometimes just the tiniest bit protective of the injured area, which is understandable... but it all looks good.
(mr15 was sick at that time too, so all my homegrown nursing skills were put to work!)

On Wednesday 8th, we have a family first - one of my DDs is off on her very first international travel! I'm feeling a bit nervous about it all, but as she's going with her best friend who has done this same travel twice before, that gives me some comfort. She's very organised, & I'm sure it will all be a fantastic experience for her. She'll be away for just over two weeks... that's plenty long enough for me!

23 comments:

Pamela said...

Wonderful organization! Wish my fabric looked so good. Best wishes for your daughter's big adventure.

Cheryll said...

Great effort...and so user friendly too. Your dd will have a ball o/s.

shez said...

Well done Anthea I have not long done the same thing ,but I haven't had the time to tackle the sewing room,glad you son is now okay and how exciting for your daughter,hope you have a lovely weekend my friend xx

Narelle said...

Those neat orderly fabric tubs look so inviting :)

Jeanette said...

Love your tubs. Well organised. Hugs, xx

marina said...

that organising is very inspiring!
glad the patients have recovered well, Nurse Anthea.
well done to your daughter I hope she has a wonderful time!

Maria said...

On my! Your tubs are sew neat and tidy....
I m sure your DD will be fine and love her trip.

kiwikid said...

Wonderful organising! That is what I need to do as I unpack!! I am sure your DD will be fine...and have a wonderful time.

barb's creations said...

Love how you've organised your stash, looking good! I'm sure your DD will have a ball with her travels :) Barb.

Chookyblue...... said...

I have some containers that depth and they are great to organise fabric.............yes I could open a shop too...........

Susan said...

Your organised boxes are a very pleasing sight......do you want to come over to my house?
I'm sure your daughter will have a wonderful time and bring home lots of great stories.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Hope your daughter has a ball .... Very organised please come to my house x

sunny said...

I hope your dd has a wonderful adventure! You're doing a great job with your sorting and labeling. Keep up the good work. Have you found any forgotten treasures?

Lin said...

Oh Anthea ! All that beautifully organised fabric is making me feel so guilty! I keep looking at my box of crazy fabrics and thinking they should be organised along the same lines, Maybe one day. Great work. xx

Melody said...

Wow, wonderful fabric organisation

retdairyqueen said...

Wow Such organization
Looks like great eye candy to me

Dasha said...

Looks so neat & tidy. Now the challenge will be to keep it that way. LOL

gracie said...

Love how organized your fabric is.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Everything looks wonderful all neat in its boxes. Hoping DD has a great holiday x

Yvonne W said...

Wow! what a neatly packed stash there. I have been planning to do this-- yes, the word is "planning". I am sure your daughter and her friend will have a great adventure together. How is your little dog? Hopefully recovered from his ordeal. My dog, Penny, who is a Labrador, is very disappointed at the behaviour of the rogue dog and says to please give your dog a big lick from her ( not literally on your part though).

Bev C said...

Hello Anthea,

OK you are so organised, you can come here now please! A passport is the best thing you can give your children, the time will pass and she will be back before you know it.

Have a great week.
Bev.

Susan said...

Big hugs to you for the "separation" period - My DD went overseas for a few months..a little stresful for the "parentals"
good to have a big throw out - I need one but just can't brig myself to part with things that are still "good".

Kim said...

It is so good having a clean out. I hope your daughter has a wonderful trip.

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