Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Weekly Progress - Cataloging the Stuff

A day late and a dollar short.


Wedge was admitted to OSU's Small Animal Clinic yesterday. After four years, I finally picked the Oklahoma team I'll cheer for, as they got him to eat for the first time in a week. At the cost of my fabric budget for, oh, the next year or two.

Anyway, this week, most of the progress was on the house. Or rather, removing things from the house. Luckily, a lot of it went out in trash bags or donation bags {or was left on the neighbors' doorsteps in the middle of the night...}

But there's still a lot of STUFF.

Especially in the sewing room.

This is STUFF that's in progress, or planned to the point that {obviously} I have the fabric. Over twenty projects. {So maybe I don't really need that fabric budget.} And I still have several shelves to go, plus all the shoe boxes.

Kate pointed out last week that at least all this organization will make it easier to set up the new place. And I really hope that removing all the projects {literally, I have to go through four traffic lights to get to the storage unit...so not worth it!} will make it easier to focus on one or two projects at a time.

My meager sewing time this week was focused on a t-shirt quilt for a friend. No picture because, face it, interfacing t-shirts isn't the funnest thing to look at.

I managed to sneak in a few minutes for my own stuff, namely...

Boardwalk, still on the design wall.

Blocks in progress.

Cat Tails - pieced the last three tail blocks. Next I need to finish off the cats that go with them, and work on the layout.

RSC - so far behind, still making orange leaders/enders and haven't even cut green. I did start cutting yellow in preparation for the scraps to go to storage, since yellow and orange share a box. {Watch, yellow won't even be a choice in May/June/July. I wonder if it's cheating to ask the colors in advance?}

I've also been cutting squares for a chevron quilt before the scraps/stash go to storage.

And I covered a piece of corkboard so the boy could have a board for his spelling words and other important things. {The fish isn't missing. He likes to sit in the mouth of the shark. No one in my family is normal.}


  1. So sorry about the vet bill but hope things are better! Great organization.... love those little cat tails!

  2. Love the cat tails .. looks like you had a very productive week.

  3. The last time we moved, it seemed like all the going through stuff, packing and pitching too forever. Hope you've made a lot of progress there and will have more time to sew soon.

    The Cat Tails blocks are looking good, and so is Boardwalk. I'm trying to finish up the OSU quilt before I get back to working on Calico Cats.

  4. Cute cork board. :D Oh, gosh- this stage is not fun at all. But yeah, when you get to your new place it'll be so nice. I managed to do what you're doing for about 85% of our STUFF, which helped tremendously. There was only perhaps 15 pounds of junk I tossed after the move, so happily there wasn't a bunch of wasted moving expense/effort.

    Still loving your Boardwalk project!

  5. The colors ARE a big surprise. We will get to them all eventually though.

  6. Part of the fun of the RSC is the anticipation of which colour will be coming up next. We are only half way through April and I am already wondering what will be next!

  7. A move helped me get rid of a lot of accumulated years, too. (Think it's about time to move again. haha.)
    Love your blocks.

  8. Moving is so stressful. Great that you have any sewing time at all.