Tuesday, October 04, 2011

How many photos...

Since I haven't been able to do much stitching lately I have been spending a lot of time organizing my photos. I've always loved to take pictures but I think blogging gives me that extra incentive. This incentive has generated thousands of photos!

Cobb Quilt...maybe my oldest MIA-UFO

Don't get me wrong. I love going through them I just decided I needed a better method of organizing. Previously I filed them in monthly groups. At the end of each month I copied the file to a disk for a backup. Worked great for making backups but not so good when you try to find a specific photo.

So I made some specific files for those "go-to" photos like "pets" (don't even ask how many photos are in that one!), my antique and vintage quilts, quilts I've made, antique "inspiration" quilts, guild photos, Holiday decorating ideas....Now at the end of each month I will still make a copy of that months photos but then I will "file" them.

MIA-UFO A Carolina Christmas

One thing I did learn from this is there are seveal UFO's that are in hiding. Several of you have written about losing the mo-jo on a project and putting it aside until the magic comes back. In my case if the project doesn't stay in view it migrates to the back of the closet and goes into long term hibernation. It was tough to learn there are no quilt elves that visit my closet in the dark of the night to finish my projects...sigh.

Left-over Baltimore Album blocks....

So after the quilt show I am going to do yet another clean out. I have the "wanted" posters on these malingers (helpful to know what I am looking for!) They will either make it to the finish list or to new homes....

Finally thanks for all the tips on how to do one-handed binding (note: the birds with clips work really well!) Also thanks for all the emails with offers of help. My friend Paula came by and picked up a quilt and a table runner. She and another quilt-buddy, Angie, are going to put on the sleeve and finish the binding on them.

13 comments:

Tonya Ricucci said...

love that Cobb quilt and the Carolina blocks are gorgeous. so glad Paula and Angie are helping you out!

Tamara said...

love the carolina christmas! I haven't been quilting long enough to have them hide from me yet, my ufo's stare at me everyday!!!

Dawn said...

Your projects are beautiful! They look close to finishes. I hate to think of photographing my UFO's.

Janet O. said...

I wish the UFOs in hiding at my place were as beautiful as yours. Wanna trade? : )
So glad the sewing birds helped! And you do have sewing fairies after all (Paula and Angie), they just don't live in your closet.

Frog Quilter said...

Love the Baltimore Album blocks and the Carolina Blocks are gorgeous...

Taryn said...

I am another fan of the Cobb quilt. Got one of those UFO's myseslf.

Impera_Magna said...

What a great bunch o' UFOs! I'm glad you're going to hunt them down... they deserve to see the light of day!

sewkalico said...

Great Cobb Quilt and those Baltimore Blocks are awesome!!!! I am so pleased you have quilt friends who are helping you out. That has made my day!

Kathie said...

I have always wanted to make that cobb quilt
I hope you finish it someday!
Kathie

Lady of the Cloth said...

I know what you mean about losing things in the closet. I have a few of those myself. I wish I had come in the night and kidnapped that Baltimore album stack of blocks. I have such a time with appliqué, but think it is so beautiful. Maybe someday I will master it. Keep getting well, rest my friend.

LuAnn said...

I've discovered 505 Spray Baste, and I'm trying to go through my basket of UFOs and finish some. You are so close on some of those, and they are just gorgeous. Love the Cobb quilt and Baltimores.

cityquilter said...

love them all...i've got a carolina christmas mia/ufo also, but it isn't THAT far done...LOL; gorgeous stuff!

Karen said...

I'd like to be an elf and make a quilt with those applique blocks. Too nice to be stuck in hideaway.