Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I'm beginning to wonder if my sewing room will ever be done! My hubby is on call this month and had to cover a noon-midnight shift on Sunday so I seized the time to work some more on the Great Reorganization of 2009/10. I worked from 11 am to 11 pm (when I finally made myself stop to go to bed) with just a short break for dinner and it's still not finished! I did get an enormous amount done, though, and the end really is in sight now. I just need to run to JoAnn this weekend and pick up some thread boxes and other storage items for the remaining odds and ends. As frustrating as this has been at times, I'm feeling a tremendous sense of accomplishment in tackling a job that I have put off for far too long.
I do have a bone to pick, however! How I wish that there was one standard way to fold fat quarters instead of all the umpteen different ways that the quilt shops have of doing them. Some like to fold them up very small into bulky squares that take up a lot of room. I have fat quarter boxes that I really like and had to iron out just about every FQ and refold them so that they were larger and thinner in order to get them all in. Needless to say, that took much more time than I would have liked! My new iron has been getting a very good workout and it's been aces in terms of performance. No pesky auto shutoff either!