Sunday, November 11, 2007

99 & 44/100% done

Behold, before and after.

There's even a lot more fabric in there than before since I flushed out piles from all over the place. A lot of the stacks are two deep because I folded into squares instead of rectangles; and those rotten lost corners are good for putting stuff I don't use often - holiday prints, flannels, donation and baby quilts fabrics, along with a couple pieces of upholstery and a trashbag full of scraps. What I have left to do is fold a zillion FQs and a zillion more that have a small piece cut out of them but are still FQ size. In time, Grasshopper, in time. Saturday I had to go get a kidlet fix, haven't seen them for 6 weeks or so!
5 month old Jayden and 7 yr. old Meghan. Megs had a NEW game to show me, called "Marbles" Seems the object is to put all the marbles in a circle and use one to try to knock more out of the circle than your opponent. LOL - well, it was new to her! When's the last time you played marbles? Well, I played about 5 games and it was a blast. Then we snuck off for a bit of 1 on 1 time and ate ice cream, special treat. Once I dropped Megs off I went over to my other son's place to visit with Nicholas, 3 months -
Is that a face or what?? He put on all his best charm and cuteness for me and talked and crooned and giggled for about an hour. Nothing better, nothing!
I fooled around with the long arm frame, spent about 5 hours figuring out how to load the layers and finally put my machine on the trolley. Guess what?? It doesn't work! The trolley has a handle with a power button that is plugged into your machine where the foot control would go and that little electronic bit doesn't work. Rats! That probably wasn't going to be the frame for me anyway because it was so low that working on it is a back killer. Oh well...... I'm still torn about plunging in for something like a HQ16 setup, one minute "go for it" the next, "naaahh I don't need that." I guess I'll think about it while I fold and fold some more!

13 comments:

Perry said...

Babies are precious! Marbles, gosh, haven't played those in forever. I bet that was fun. Love what you've done to your closet. It looks great. And I'm sorry the frame didn't work out. Are you going to keep on looking?

QuiltingFitzy said...

BRAVO on the re-org!

Linda said...

Wow now that's one transformed closet, and what a stash, puts my few pieces to shame...lol... Love the photo's of the kids. Marbles, hmmm probably about 40 or more years....lol..

Ms. Jan said...

The grandkids are precious! No wonder you needed a fix. =)

The stash reorganization looks wonderful--you need to come down to my house!!!!

Quilting Pirate said...

WOO HOOO!! What great progress you have done!! Congrats!! I love the before and after pictures!

Bren said...

What a fun kidlet fix!!! You deserved it after all that wonderful work on your stash closet. BEAUTIFUL!!! Should be in a magazine.

Elaine Adair said...

Gorgeous, tidy, soul satisfying closet - how nice to just open the door, and look, then open it again, and again.

I'm looking at those darling kiddoes, & those beautiful brown eyes.

Leslie said...

I know! You've just discovered your next new, best career. Personal stash trainer! ;D

luv ya!

Finn said...

Hi Su Bee, love what you've done with the place...LOL *VBS* Congrats on a really terrific looking stash!!! A lot of work(I still have mine ahead of me, and I know, I know!) but what a great outcome.
Loved reading of all the stuff you found while digging...*VBS* And those grandbabies are to die for...love that smile on the little one. Precious *S* Big hugs for a job well done, Finn

Rosy said...

YeeHah! What a "new look" for your stash! Hmmm...looks like a "fabricholic" dream closet! Those Gbabys are just "too precious"! Marbles? too much fun!

mar said...

adorable kidlets, your fabric closet is AWESOME!!!

Suze said...

You will be able to get so much done in your new improved space.

Leaving you more time to snuggle those darling little ones.

Katie said...

Bed risers! I put my frame up on 8 bed risers I got at Bed Bath & Beyond. What a difference!

Your grands are so beautiful. :) My grandson is 3 weeks old and I finally get to see him this weekend. I can't wait!