Sunday, June 27, 2010

Around fabric....

Most quilting has been put aside this week as I clear out the bedroom so new wood flooring can be laid Monday. The physics just don't seem right...how can the contents of one room fill three other rooms? hummmmm....As I worked on it today I kept the TV on with an episode of "Messiest House." Now I am nowhere as bad (ok, maybe the sewing room....and maybe the garage....do you think they would come in and just do two rooms?) As I think about it I would be willing to part with/sell my entire Scottie dog memorabilia collection (not to include MacBeth the live Scottie dog) to have an organized sewing room - and that my friends is saying something!I did go over my friend Maggie's house this week to check out some hand-dyed fabrics she made last week. On Wednesday she is having a dying day at her house on the "rivah." Should be fun.This is here latest project...I think it is a Kim McLean (sorry if I misspelled that) pattern done in Kaffe/Westminster fabrics. It is gorgeous...as is her lab Bella who loves to pose but oh, so difficult to photograph!

Well, back to work. I have filled three bags with clothes for Goodwill. Now another run at the shoes...I am trying to use the "if I haven't worn them in a year" rule. Who really needs three pairs of red sandals and five pairs of black heels...and while I am questioning my footwear choices...what was I thinking when I bought those purple flats?

10 comments:

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Judiciously tossing things out - my hubby is gone for a couple of weeks and I'm on a mission too. He's always the one who says, "why are you taking this to the thrift shop - can't you wear it?" or "did you really mean to throw out that shirt - it still had buttons on it?".

AnnieO said...

The Messiest House people are not as bad as the Hoarders, but some of them are amazingly blind when it comes to "things". I agree it is hard to part with collections but as long as they are not making a room unusable I think they are OK! I just unloaded a bunch of bags to the local thrift store and feel terrific to be rid of stuff I don't wear. Purple flats are something I would wear, tho!

Loris said...

Maggie has quite the handsome dog helping her with that Beautiful quilt! Her hand dyes are yummy looking too.
I'm glad to see that MacBeth is helping with the re-organizing and supervision. Hope you like your new floors.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

That last quilt is a stunning use of colour..your friend has a good eye for colour and placement!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

I am always donating stuff, but then I come on vacation, hit a few antique stores, and I come home with loads more...
Sigh.... Happy cleaning out... I get huge joy out of cleaning and getting rid of.....:-)

Lori said...

I would love to go to a dyeing party. And I would keep the dog too! And parting with shoes is hard, if my feet didn't hurt so much now, I would be a true shoe whore! I love shoes! I haven't worn my red and white polka dot shoes in forever!

sewprimitive karen said...

Good for you for getting rid of some clothes and shoes. Macbeth is so cute!!

*karendianne. said...

Happy to see Macbeth! Friend, Maggie's project is divine. Thanks for sharing.

New wood floor? Yippie!!!

sewkalico said...

I agree, the physics is not always clear when trying to be tidy. Good luck decluttering. Lovely pics and projects!

Tonya R said...

ooh purple flats sound fun! make sure you're getting rid of the shoes you're not supposed to be wearing anyway! (I was going to say hint hint hint but that's more of a command.) ooh, the hardwood floors sound like a great idea - much easier to keep clean.