Want a dose of me 'Keeping it Real'? If you do, read on.
What pushes your buttons? I have to admit that lots of things can irritate me, but one of the biggest is losing something. I really try to keep track of my things. You won't find me running around looking for car keystwo closets upstairs that are pretty crowded and I have opened their doors and peaked in all the corners without success. I know I didn't stuff the step stool in the back of one of those closets but honestly it is no where else. I may have to empty them out......ugh! Every day when I get home from work, I ask my husband if he has found it. He hasn't and I don't think he's looking any more either. Meanwhile, I am so irritated about it that I can't STOP looking, even to the point of a couple tears last weekend which made me even more irritated.
or my cell phone well, occasionally I have to call my cell to find it. Anyway, I get really irritated when I have to search all over for something. This past week I lost a folding step stool somewhere in the house. That's right, you heard me. I have looked EH VA REE WHERE! How could I lose something that big? Seriously, I can't figure it out. I just got it a month or so ago when the new super duper Walmart opened near us. AND, I remember trying to put it in the broom closet but it wouldn't fit so I put it somewhere else. For days now, every time I walk into a room I spend a few minutes eyeing all the places I may have stashed the step. There are
And there's more. I finally quilted my daughters quilt (the SSP, the Wordplay quilt with her funny list). I used all straight line quilting in a geometric design (I'll get a good picture this weekend and post it). First, I used blue painter's tape to mark it. That was time consuming and a pain because the quilt is big and the tape kept coming loose when I bunched the quilt. So then I drew chalk lines. That worked fine but was still time consuming. If you remember, I'm lazy so I really wanted a simpler way. Oh yeah! How about using my seam guide? The one that came with my walking foot. Soooooooo, where was it? Again I started looking all over. I could picture the Bernina box it came in. After searching for quite some time, all I found was the seam guide for my Brother sewing machine. Check out these pictures of how I 'jerry rigged' it onto my Bernina. Masking tape was involved.
Ta-dah!! I found it. In the box I could 'see' in my head the whole time.
With all the parts all neat and tidy inside.
See what I mean about having to organize my sewing room? Since my daughter moved out, I have now put stuff into her closet and I am more unorganized than ever. More is not necessarily better. Such as more space. I have proven my theory that we just 'expand' to fit our space. Move to a bigger house and you accumulate more stuff/junk. And then you can't find things, like a bleeping step stool!
Check out this little mess.
I was reading Marlene's blog and she needed scraps of bright fabrics. I offered her some and I went poking around my scraps. Eeks! I need to get rid of these! Anybody want some? I have another priority mailer that I can stuff full for somebody. I am so sorry but it has to be in the US for the postage to be reasonable. I did find some pre-cuts that I had put into baggies that I think I will use up to make a quick quilt.
Leave a comment if you want some scraps. A lot of them are strips so let me know if you do or don't like strip scraps. I will pick a random number and stuff the envelope for someone on Monday.
Now, I gotta go look for a step stool. Do you think a burglar would steal something like that and leave everything else?