Friday, December 11, 2015

Cleaning Up


I have to thank a fellow guild member for this photo - this was the 'Kevin, I can do Scrappy' mystery.  I managed to get it into the flimsie stage so I could clean that up.  And used it for my Show and Tell at our Quilt Guild Christmas meeting.  I actually passed this on to another member who will use it for her charity quilt donation - hey, I don't have to make a back, quilt it, and it is out of the house destined for use.


Since I was doing that re-org and cleaning - I pulled out the 'Heritage Stars' quilt, but since it was a nasty day I couldn't take it outside for a photo.  So some things got shoved aside so I could lay this out for a picture.  I pulled a backing and binding fabric to go with it as this will be a January finish project.


Those who have followed me for some time, know that I don't keep an inventory of fabric out - that comes in and goes out very steady.  Instead, I keep inventory of thread used for the year.  I passed on 3 empty cones to someone who makes Christmas trees with them (better get this one to her).  4 cones at 5,000 yards each  and 13 spools at 1,200 yards each equals 35,600 yards of thread - the most used since I started quilting.  But I have been doing more FMQ to finish off my own quilts as well as quilting for others.  
I have plenty of spool threads, but in this clean up I did pick up some different cone threads for (home) machine quilting into the new year.


I cleaned up my dining table - my SIL usually sews here and we use the other half for the large cutting mat.  And her rolling cart and totes got moved from the corner into the general stash area.  I had that all cleaned up, but donations of scraps have been rolling in here pretty steady as others are cleaning up for the year.  Yup, those lushous baggies and boxes of scraps are rolling in to keep me happy thru next year.


The mantel was cleaned up - the small table in front of this has been added to the Shop for our Christmas sales set-up - so the little Brother got packed away for now.  I only decorate my mantle - so slowly getting to this.

Even my Juki (all the quilting got finished) has been taken apart, cleaned, oiled, and packed off.  I just don't want it in the way of this whole clean up process.  Although I have some small projects that need a clean up, so I have to find a place to set this back up at some point.


And the furkids - - - well, Moe just chose the most comfortable chair to nap in.  I can just roll him around out of the way of the clean up as I go.  BUT, no Bella!!  She hides as soon as the vac comes out and since it is sitting waiting for the next clean up, she refuses to come into the room or near me - yeah, she carries a grudge.  

I hope to finish this project up over the weekend  - oh, no - there's the rest of the house!!

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

19 comments:

  1. I was inspired by your post last Christmas, and have saved my empty spools - I better go pull them out and have a look at how many are tucked in that drawer !!!

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  2. It always feels good when you have a clean up. When I pull the vac out, I have to lock Molly outside. She just keeps attacking the vac head and won't let go! I love your Heritage Stars quilt, Sharon.

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  3. love both those quilts. and dont you just love how the furkids have to be in the middle of things? they dont want to miss a thing lol my Dunk hates the vac too!

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  4. Sharon, your Scrappy Mystery is gorgeous! How generous you are to donate it. someone will be so fortunate to receive the finbished quilt, Your Heritage Stars is amazing! Still plan to make this one this year...just have to get it started! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Wow, you're really cleaning up, it should be nice to be organized and straight for awhile. I love the Heritage Stars quilt, am I seeing three borders, two pieced? LOL.

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  6. Love the mystery quilt top.....it turned out so beautiful. But those stars are so fabulous and will be a great finish. You had been fairly quiet and now I know why.....cleaning does that to me too! It always feels good to sweep out the old for a new year.

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  7. I wish my dogs would run from the vacuum. Instead, I have to chase them around with it. Nice clean house you have.

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  8. You have been busy, I love your quilt tops, our cat hates the vacuum cleaner and foil rustling. Your reindeer are very effective.

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  9. That is a lot of thread used... way to go!
    I love your Kevin mystery... fabulous!

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  10. Whew! With all of that cleaning, are you sure Bella didn't get thrown out?!?

    I love the reindeer on the mantel. Merry Christmas!

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  11. Both quilt are wonderful. You still need to come and help me finish something. No snakes in the winter...well not too many...lol

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  12. Great idea to gift the Scrappy filmsy.. Love the Heritage Star quilt...
    WOW ! you sure are cleaning up a storm... would you like to come down under and do mine? LOL...

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  13. Your scrappy flimsy is gorgeous and will definitely be loved by whoever ends up with it. I've been doing some cleaning, too, and it feels so good. Your mantel looks so beautiful!

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  14. Your scrappy project turned out beautifully! Even better it's done as far as you go. Hope you've got all your cleaning done.

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  15. Someone will enjoy your scrappy quilt when it's finished. LOVE the Heritage Quilt top!!!! Perfect guy quilt. Happy mantel. Sounds like you are winding down this year.

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  16. You won't be able to find things now you've cleaned up...lol...well that always happens to me anyways.
    Merry Christmas Sharon...xox

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  17. I did some cleaning at my house this last week for a party on Sunday. I did spend about an hour putting things away in my quilt lab but I always tell people that my room is "used" w/out apologizing for stuff out that I am working on - they chuckle but understand why it's not tip top clean & put away. They actually come in to see what I'm working on!

    Love the scrappy stars and border - I need to try that idea some time. I have 5x15" strips left from cutting hexie fabrics for my iSpy - maybe I can do a scrappy border with them...

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  18. Oh my goodness - those reindeer are adorable! blessings, marlene

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  19. Oh my gosh, Sharon, I love the 'Kevin, I can do Scrappy' flimsy! That had a lot of eye appeal for me!! Moe is such a love!!! :)

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