19 February 2013

15 Minute Challenge

 Last week there was lots of heavy lifting, lots of out with the old and just plain getting rid of stuff that in a lifetime of sewing I'm not going to get to.  There have been a few sales on ebay and I have a bag hanging from the back of the sewing room door with a few more selected items.  But the room is pretty much tidied and ready for me to get back into sewing and creating.  Here is the before shot it was about at the halfway mark.

On Saturday afternoon I opened my first Mixed Media Kit for the year and actually finished the project (in the last picture it is sitting on the centre of the 2 draws).    All the while seated at my sewing table without having to move my spinning storage which is now pretty full so I really don't want to do it.

I now have my 2 rotating storage on the sewing table, the sewing one is next to the sewing machine and the mixed media one is on the other side of the table.  I have moved the iron station to the other end of the table simply because when Squid comes out to sit with me and play in the sewing room I would always have to get her to move out of the way when I wanted to iron.  I think this set up is more workable.  

I even escaped on Sunday to write a paper the last assignment for my current subject in the course that I am studying and I was able to get it all done quite successfully from the sewing table with no noise apart from itunes from the ipod dock.  The final paper was to write a business case for a piece of equipment  for the organisation that I work for.  To be honest we don't need another piece of equipment in our office, so I had the idea to do a business case to purchase a Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen for Seabreeze Quilts now all I have to do is leave it around for hubby to check out and we might be able to add it to the loan for the Kitchen Reno (mind you I probably don't have a hope in hell of either happening after we got the first quote yesterday).

Better get on with the challenge the week went like this:

Wednesday: Hand Quilting
Thursday: Nadda but I did do a load of unloading on the sewing room reorg.
Friday: Hand Quilting
Saturday: Mixed Media Project
Sunday: Final touches to mixed media project and business case for Sweet Sixteen (I'm counting that)
Monday: hand quilting
Tuesday: hand quilting

Head on over to Kate's to see who else met the challenge this week.


Shay said...

I find that re-organising and de-cluttering helps with my creativity.

If you do manage to talk hubby into the Sweet Sixteen , you have to let me come and check it out. Ive been trying to think of ways to convince Mr. P that one of those is essential to my lifestyle as a quilter !

Kate said...

Glad you've finished The Great Reorg! I agree with Shay, I always find stuff that inspires me to start something new when I start moving things.

make.share.give said...

What a busy week! I'm impressed that you can admit that you just won't get to stuff. I'm not there yet.

Marg said...

A very impressive week, fingers crossed that your hubby likes your business case plan.