Two years ago we made some renovations to our home. One thing we did was to make one of the bedrooms larger and more handicap friendly. With my FIL in poor health and my own mom in a wheelchair we felt it was time to make some changes in case they needed to come and stay with us. The rennovation included a large closet. I did not want to finish the closet out until we decided what it would be used for when the time came. To make a long story shorter, I have been using that room as my sewing studio. The closet remained unfinished and I just kept throwing bags and bins in there and working from there. Last week the time came to "do something" about the situation. Cost*co had some great metal shelves on sale and I bought two and started the process of organization. What a job!!! However, I now know where my fabrics are located. It is all color coordinated. Yeah! Below are the before (I can't believe I am going to show this) and after pictures.
Sewing is so much more enjoyable now and I am finding that I am spending much less time searching for what I need. I can't imagine why.
Adding to the Pinwheel Quiltalong.
A fun pincushion.
A few more siggiy blocks from this week.
We had four of our grandchildren over the weekend while our children got together in Las Vegas to celebrate our eldest son turning 40. I don't know how we got a child THAT old. He must have been born 10 or 15 years old.
It was opening day for baseball and the three players had an early roll call at the field. Please pardon the blurry photo.
Trying to figure out how to solve Rub*iks Cube on the internet.
Some sad news here. I am sure many of you recall me telling you about Holland breaking her neck. Her husband, Bill, passed away last week and the funeral was on Saturday. It is amazing how little you really know someone until you hear people who have known them throughout the years speak so fondly of them. He was an inventor with several patents. One was for Hot Stuff adhesive. He was a hyperactive kid who hated school and went on to have a very successful life full of travel and friends. As someone said, he could make friends with the sample handout people at Cost*co. Bill went on many missionary trips with his church over the years working with the underprivledged. He was simply one of the "good guys" as his line of bumper stickers suggests.
Yesterday brought the return of our orioles. It is always such a thrill to see them return to the feeders. I wish they were able to tell us about their winter journey as I am certain it would be fascinating. I guess spring has really arrived now.
It's not that I need anymore fabric but you should check out Judi's blog for a wonderful giveaway. It's more fabric. Where would I put it?????
Please be sure to check back on Thursday for the start of Good Eggs Giveaway hosted by Sandi.