Sunday, April 28, 2019

Monday Making

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My Monday (and next few days) Making is a continuation of the weekend's "dump" session.  Decluttering the house also includes decluttering the sewing area as well.  Did you ever notice you make for of a mess while trying to clean up a mess?

Still adjusting to the new camera, but so nice to be able to take photos of this madness I have.  Moe is eager to assist when I start pulling totes and boxes to process fabrics - if I fits I sits theory is always working for him.
My theory is - if I won't use it in two years, it has to go.  That is the fabric - no worries as Moe is staying.  **and did you notice I still have my Christmas table cloth on the table - that has to go**

Moe loves this bag as it must still have a scent of 'food'!  All my bits, strips, slabs, chunks, and FQ size left over whites, w/w's, and muslins of all types.  I have worked out of this for the Chandelier Bead blocks, but that is no way going to tame this.  SO.......

I decided to make those cute Tiny Tuesday blocks with RSC19.  I actually like to work a bunch of blocks at once, so that dump session led to these.  With the first two month's almost done, the next couple of month's worth will be worked up so that I will be all caught up.  Then I will wait for a bunch to come out to tackle these again.

The string tote was just so stuffed and over-flowing, that I have to resort to some block making.  I really do not like making string blocks, but sometimes you just have to do what you have to do.  AND I had an old phone book that was going out in the house declutter process - so it was fate.

All of them have the same center light strip which was a yard piece of fabric that has managed to sit more than two years on the shelf - it will be all gone now with these blocks.  When all the blocks are made, any strips left over are going in the trash.  Yup, seriously - sometimes you have to slap yourself and come back to reality.  When it takes so long to tackle them and they mutliply so fast - gone; as you know new ones will take their place. 

So I will be spending today with BETH clearing out strings and making tiny blocks.  We are back to winter weather (it snowed all weekend) and a day at the machine with some homemade soup in the crockpot sounds good.

Sewingly Yours,


Julierose said...

When you make your string blocks, just sew the very first seam on the paper and then for the following ones, fold the paper back and just sew on the fabric strip; then it's only two pieces to rip out...much less work....when I clean out I always make more of a mess too, it seems..hugs, Julierose

Barbara said...
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Barbara said...

Looks like you got a lot done despite the mess cleaning.

kiwikid said...

I have to do some cleaning in my sewing room today..not sure I will be a efficient as you have been!! Love those blocks.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Yes I agree that decluttering usually leads to more mess in the beginning... and then finding things we'd forgotten, which leads to distraction. Or is that just me? You're doing a fab job.

sewyouquilt2 said...

Yes cleaning then mess then finding then new project then new mess. Lol seems to be the norm. Moe is so sweet helping you. I know what you mean about fabric. I take yardage, cut it down for projects and cut down further for 5 inch. 2.5 inch strips and squares down to 1.5 squares. And strings are left.they make cool borders but i know how you hate borders your blocks

Christina said...

Yes! Decluttering you actually make a bigger mess, but once all clean and taken care of it is AMAZING to be done! Your progress is amazing, and the ability to let it go is amazing to me. Keep up the great work on everything you are making progress on.