Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Perhaps in an effort to make up for my lack of sewing over the summer, I've suddenly become energized to work on so many different projects.  All at the same time.  And if you ask anyone who knows me, they'll tell you I don't like clutter.  I'm a very organized person, maybe even a little too much so. (I'm working on that)  When I redid my sewing room last year, I wanted to make sure everything had a place and the room was very clean and clutter free.  And it's remained that way since then.  However, I'm now working on so many projects simultaneously that almost every surface seems to have something on it.  If I wasn't enjoying the projects so much, it would be driving me crazy.  As it is, it's only bugging me enough that I keep trying to rearrange the piles more neatly.  This is the surface of my cutting table right now.

I have stuff for 3 projects on there right now - the Little Bite quilt Whit, Winter Wonderland and a free motion fillers quilt.  My sewing table is also covered with more of the same...

I'm rotating back and forth between machines depending on which project I'm working on.  One's set up for FMQ and the other for piecing.

I also want to fit in this Miranda Day Bag by Lazy Girl Designs.  I currently carry my knitting around in a free bag I got in the mail.  It's functional, but not very attractive.  This would be so much nicer.

And finally, there's still the mystery quilt hanging around on the quilt frame waiting for me to quilt it.  Somehow, I predict that one is going to have to wait a little longer before it sees any progress.

It's nice to have so many projects I'm excited to work on, but I admit I'm also eager to finish a couple of them and clear off my workspace.  (And of course it will be nice to have the finished quilts too.)

I could probably finish whatever I'm working on a little bit sooner if I didn't have so much help, but honestly, it wouldn't be nearly as much fun.

But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."  Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.  2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NIV)


  1. Even though there's lots going on in your room right now, you can find everything. Since you're enjoying your projects, it's good that you can say to yourself that soon, all will return to order. :) It's good to have you over here on the Wild Side, if only for a brief moment. It's nice to see all your works in progress.
    I don't mind a little disorder, but if I cannot find a tool or whatever, I have to stop what I'm doing and fix the whole room. Or, when it's time to load a quilt and there's lint or threads on the floor, I vacuum everything, including window sills and spider webs that grow in the ceiling corners. So my Wild Side isn't too far over the edge!

  2. How nice that you are working on finishing the 2 quilts and that bag is going to be gorgeous in that fabric

  3. Love your fabrics for Miranda. I have made that one and it is a good project size. Looks like you have plenty to keep busy~ and your helper is ready to help! LOL Have a happy day!

  4. I have a friend that is over organized. Sometimes we need to sew and not clean! I love your helper.

  5. Oh I soooo get this "organization" thing, Dee. I too need neat spaces. It is very calming for me. Hope to see you soon.