Monday, 25 January 2016

I MADE IT...

... to the sewing day on Saturday x ....the top was finished and is waiting to go to Show-And-Tell at Congleton Quilt group (tomorrow) before being given to the parents-to-be...



I am really happy with the way it came out .. and the designer seemed happy with the feedback and pictures.

Sunday was the BIG Annual Fabric Sale in Sandbach... our Quilt group (Sandbach Sew and Sews)  were asked to put on a display of members work...I was on set up squad this year .... by 07.45 ..in the dark wee hours here!!.. I was already hard at work putting quilts on stands xx  ..... 2 hours later as I headed for home ...I got a sneaky peek at all the wonderful fabrics .. BUT .. I then went home having NOT bought a single thing x

 I am patting my self on the back for this x Mind you I was PRETTY tired by the time my stint was over and needed a lie down on the sofa with a brew to recover xx lol x 

This morning I began The Plan for the craft room tidy. I set an alarm ... and then worked away for an hour.. at the end of that time I went down stairs made a brew and had a rest.. THEN I went back for another hour.. at the end of this time I shut the door and went and had my dinner xx lol x

I have 2 bags of rubbish in the bin .. and 1 bag of rubbish for re-cycling. I am REALLY pleased with the progress so far.. I can see (small amount admittedly!)  sections of flooring .. and my cutting table is free of clutter and "stuff"... there is a huge pile in the middle of the room .. but that's OK because tomorrow holds some more hour-long segments when I can go back ... or not! lol x

Taking the pressure off my self to GET IT DONE is helping so far... in fairness I have to admit I have not been anywhere near fabric or embellishments or buttons... or ... lol x

Hope your day has held some fun

Diane x

6 comments:

Julie Fukuda said...

Congrats on the quilt and on the organising. We have been doing a lot of sorting and tossing here and can now see more uncluttered surfaces too.

Terry said...

A clear surface feels so wonderful and it opens the mind for more creative thoughts! I've had too many creative thoughts here of late and have "filled" much of my clear spots! Good for you to have made so much progress!!

kiwikid said...

The quilt is lovely!! Well done! And very done on the cleaning/tidying/sorting, little spurts are so much easier that a huge I have to do it burst!! Very impressed !!!

Gina said...

Great quilt. I tend to have mega clean ups twice a year. It'll take me all day but it's worth it. Well done on managing to be ruthless enough to have one xx

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Heading in the right direction!!!

JoZart Quilts said...

Great idea to pace yourself with an alarm... that might be the best idea yet for me!
Jo x