Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Organization Leads to Squirrels


One of my monthly goals is to get these shelves re-organized as part my Scrap Challenge.  Some things went into piles for guild members (just not my style, but theirs) and for the church group.   A few large pieces (2 yrds or more) went into the large tote that holds backings.  It was a good start, but then I saw a squirrel.  Not the four legged kind - those guilter's "squirrels" - distractions.


  
I happened be going thru my solids when I got a 'blip' for a need for testers.  This was the perfect pile of goodies for that project.  Yeah - I was drawn into something not on my list.



Yup, cut right into them and started to play.  Fresh fabric, fresh pattern, and add a wonderfull sunshiny warm day with doors open - it was fabulous!



This baggy - I hate to keep things in baggies - was found crammed behind those plastic shoe boxes.  My longarmer gifted these some time ago.  Cut offs from a Windham fabrics quilt - she does shop samples.  Actually, I think this quilt went to Market - but I have these great scraps.  Yeah, different sizes but I will make them work - a plan is formulating as I stitch these.  I can use them as leader/enders or if a day just needs some mind-less sewing - they will go thru that machine like crazy.

**this line is  Rhapsody in Blue and you can see several quilts done up over at Wendy Shepard's - Barb made the Blue Star - gorgeous!!**

So my organization might go on hold until that test quilt is done.

I am Thankful that generous quilters share their scraps with me,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

16 comments:

  1. That pile of pretties would have had my squirrel scrambling too, so bright and fresh.

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  2. Quilter's squirrels are the best kind :)

    Can't wait to see what becomes of those pretty bright solids.

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  3. I would go for the bag of blues! I would find something to make out of them:) Nice attempt on clearing up the stash.....mine lives on the floor a good bit of the time.

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  4. LOL! I have way too many squirrels, too. Nice try to organize! :O)

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  5. LOL!! When I first read your blog title, I kinda scratched my head. But when I clicked over and saw that first picture, it clicked and I knew exactly where your were going to go!! Enjoy chasing your squirrels...organization can be done on any ol' day! :)

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  6. Gotta love and feed the Squirrels I say.

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  7. Every time I try to organize I get distracted and start something different.

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  8. Oh boy, don't I know that feeling! Usually, it's because I have to walk through the kitchen on my way to the sewing room, and I end up baking or pickling something instead. LOL

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  9. Squirrels....grin. I'm always distracted. Guess that makes me really squirrely...:)

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  10. Ha!! At least you got your shelves partly organized!! I know you'll have fun with the test quilt! There's *always* organizing to do...

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  11. Oh gosh, those darn squirrels! Well, there's always another day for organizing....snow will be here in no time.

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  12. Sounds like a great way to get off track. Enjoy.

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  13. I call it a Quilter's ADD. Gotta love being a tester. Have fun, can't wait to see your project. I have baggies if hsts and tiny hourglass blocks that vould be a Squirrel for me.

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  14. I think it's safe to assume that those kind of squirrels hide in piles of fabric we all have. Looking forward to see which tree you ended up in by following both.

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