Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New Month so a Spring Clean Long Overdue!

You have to love Blogger (or not)!  I came to the conclusion that the only way to hurry along spring in this corner of the great stitching globe was to change the photograph at the top of my blog.  Putting away the Christmas tree and the snowmen in the sitting room probably wouldn't hurt either!  Anyway, I digress.  I found a photograph, put it in the right place, played around with fonts and colours of the text (still not happy but I'm working on it), saved it, viewed the blog, same picture as before, the snowy berries!  Tried about four times, said a couple of not so nice words and went to bed.  This morning, power up, check the blog, and there's the picture I was trying to save last night!  What did Blogger need, to sleep on it, lol?

I had (for me) a big UFO finish (some stitchy pictures coming) on the 28th so I was looking for the next one and therein lies the rub as one of Shakespeare's characters once said!  The sewing room  IS  A  MESS! 
Big sigh, just get on with it and thought I'd share some views before I started so you can all gasp in horror!


Not a pretty sight, is it?


All those open boxes from frantically looking for threads and not taking the seconds to close the box and return to the shelf! Anyway, this is what it looks like today, not perfect but a whole lot better, all the threads are back in their homes, at least most of them and even better, I put some UFOs that are just too old in the box for our next EGA silent auction or for Goodwill.  Sometimes, I realise, I just have to admit my tastes have changed and GET RID of stuff!  Stitching feng shui, I love it!





Quite an improvement, don't you think? I have many faults (yes, really, lol!) but two big stitching ones are not closing thread boxes when I've found the right threads AND putting them away and the other is not returning the little cardboard label to the thread before I begin to stitch so I have a sporting chance of remembering the name! 

Now I have to decide on tomorrow's UFO for my Thursday stitching of same - let's see, what do we have.......five (yes five!) Elizabeth's designs, LHN The Thread Gatherer, Jane Greenoff's The Embroideress, the list could go on!

The picture at the top is of the May sampler from JCS in the 90s.  I adapted it to send to a friend in Minnesota for an exchange last year as her birthday is in May.  I thought after putting up the photograph that the stones are appropriate too in my quest for spring! 

To end on a positive note with Blogger - they've updated the technology for getting photographs on a blog and I love it!  They go exactly where you want them with no dragging!  You have to update your settings and away you go.

Have a great day (or evening) and I'll be back with some stitching updates soon.  Enjoy life!

20 comments:

  1. Wow, you've been working hard. Okay okay...I guess I'll start on the attic this week. ;-)

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  2. Gee. Now that you have your stash/stitching clutter straightened out and organize would you like to come take care of mine?

    LOL

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  3. Honey, I wish mine were in the condition of your before! But your after is fantastic. Now you've earned a whole day's worth of stitching!!

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  4. Gillie, if I had known what a great organizer/straightener you are, I would have put you to work while you were here! LOL Your room looks great! Looking forward to see your progress on your new UFO

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  5. Your making me feel very guilty about sorting out my silks or rather not sorting out my silks!
    Take care

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  6. Oh - that was a big clean - looking very organised now though. I'm so jealous though - a whole stitching room to yourself. I suppose i could just kick one of the kids out of their bedrooms though lol! i'm sure they wouldn't mind...

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  7. Congratulations on your cleaning process!! Your stitching room looks much better and sure you enjoy it much more :)

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  8. Cool!!! The room looks great. and I love the new header picture!

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  9. Hi Gillie, just dropping in to say HI, love the look of your sewing room. Hope you are settling in.

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  10. Thanks for stopping by - you were right Pippi was not at all impressed with that scarf!

    You've got a great craft room there, v.envious :) Like the stones and stitching in your new header too, v.springy!

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  11. Wow, it looks very organized. You can come over and continue here because the two faults you mention are also my faults, lol.
    Looking forward to seeing a picture of the UFO you were pulling out.

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  12. Hi Gillie! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I can't believe you lived in Sewickley for 10 years--why I am right over Blackburn Hts. Hill! We could have stitched together :)

    Your sewing room is amazing and so organized. Sure wish I had a craft room of my own...someday!

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  13. It is so satisfying when it's tidy isn't it. Know what you mean about putting those thread boxes away, I keep finding stray skeins from projects.

    We got a bit done in the garden, so I'm satisfied for today, DH can relax til tomorrow!!!

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  14. I am afraid to tell that my work area - seems to look a lot like your Un-Organized places. And... it isn't likely to improve a lot the way things are going. :-)

    Deb in Idaho
    http://www.temptingtangles.com/

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  15. I love your header picture! I need to try it again- tried to put a picture in my header once and couldn't get it to work for anything. Maybe I will try again tonight. Your sewing room looks great, wish I had all those shelves for my stash! :)

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  16. It's so good to see I'm not the only one who has this mess and makes it when looking for something :) Please come by my blog and get your sunshine award, Gillie, cause I love your blog and your comments on mine.
    babs (the link to the award might be in outer space somewhere)

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  17. Wow what an awesome room, can I have it?

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