Saturday, February 20, 2021

Slow Sunday Stitching, Organizing Away

 It's been a busy week since last Sunday.  I am satisfied I have had a very good week, getting caught up, and organizing my sewing room.  Actually I am sewing in the kitchen where I can hear John when he wakes, and knocks on the wall.  So right now it is supply room.  

If I sew in the room it is on this counter in front of the lamp on the left side.  Last week this counter was completely covered with "stuff" I had set there when I had taken the shelf down and evaluating whether I wanted to keep "stuff" or not.  This is it in its clean and tidy state.  

Those three drawers under the counter on the right side are part of my Civil War reproduction stash, sorted by color.  I reorganized them, as it had gotten a bit of a mess.

The rest of my Civil War reproduction stash including neutrals and browns were in a similar drawer in the closet, located behind these containers of cut up scraps on the left.  So every time I wanted one of those fabrics, I would have to move everything to get them.  

I decided to put something else in that drawer behind those containers, and put the Civil War neutrals and browns in a container that fits underneath the counter, so they are more accessible.  

In cleaning up one of my piles of "stuff" I found my Christmas napkins that had been set aside because they needed ironing.  I finally got that done too!

I also managed to get some sewing done.  I finished this last Ella Maria block.  There are some puckers, but it is staying the way it is.  The newest 4 blocks came out earlier this week.

I also was able to make the news Hands All Around block #2 by Barbara Brackman @ Civil War Quilts.  

A private Christmas mystery BOM

In addition, I was getting ready to prep the last 2 Cassandra's Circle blocks by Barbara Brackman, @ Civil War Quilts.  I decided to lay the blocks out on the floor to see what fabrics I would use next, when I discovered I wasn't two blocks behind, but 4 blocks behind.  I probably stopped being able to keep up monthly when John had his problems back in November.  

I've got the four months of templates cut out, now just need to prep the blocks.  I will be working on these as my slow stitching project this week.

Also I will be slowly stitching on this One Stitch At a Time block from last year by Kathy Schmitz of this squirrel.

I'll be linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.    Head on over there and see what everyone has been up to!  

Remember Monday is the start of the Show Your Stripes Blog Hop.  My day is on Tuesday.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Gretchen Weaver said...

You've had a very busy week! Happy stitching!

Ivani said...

The time used to organize the sewing room is yielding many beauties made.
Beautiful blocks. Enjoy your slow Sunday Stitching.

CathieJ said...

Wow, you've been busy. I get frustrated when the items are want to use are not readily handy. I do like all of your handy storage drawers and containers. I have to keep those in mind when I set up my stitching area in my daughter's old room. Your quilt projects are all so pretty. I look forward to seeing the 4 missing blocks. Those blocks are beautiful. Enjoy your stitching.

Quilter Kathy said...

Lovely projects! Great job on the reorg!
If you have more time for stitching, that must mean that hubby is on the mend, so that is good news!

Little Penpen said...

So much pretty! I love the Ella Maria block!

Design Originals by KC said...

Such a busy and productive the squirrel too :) kathi

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your sewing room looks like a fun place with its turquoise accents! Glad you're getting so much organizing done - that's such a good feeling. Your Cassandra's Circle blocks are just beautiful! Enjoy your stitching today!

Bits of Stitching! said...

Organizing the crafty area and stash is so rewarding... you find things you forgot about, and get inspired to finished old projects and start new ones!
The squirrel embroidery is looking great! I'm about to start on Kathy Schmitz's new "Tiny Treasures" designs.
Love her work!

Robin said...

wow! You are really staying busy. All that tidying up and then lots of sewing/quilting on top of it. It's good to have a reason to get out of bed each morning, for me it's quilting.

maggie fellow said...

really beautiful projects and the desk is enviable neat and tidy - good work

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Hi Karrin, I so enjoyed reading this post. Organization of the sewing things is always a challenge for me so I like to see what others are doing. I tidy but it doesn't stay that way for long it seems.
You have such a lovely array of projects to work on. Nice to change up the applique with the sewing too. And you, like me, add embroidery to the group. I joined Kathy's One Stitch club this year and have not started yet. Btw, that's a beauty in your header, the Jane quilt, I think.

LA Paylor said...

oh how satisfying to see stuff organized and put away!!! I like your embroidery too!

Kim said...

How fabulous you have now sorted all your fabrics and room. Your room is looking lovely. Love that pretty window there. How funny you found those pretty Christmas napkins. Your squirrel is a sweet little fellow. I am in love with your Cassandra's Circle blocks. All those pretty blue blocks make me smile. Wish oh wish I could knock on your door with the biggest bunch of beautiful blue hydrangeas cinched together with a pretty blue bow. =)

Sarah said...

I love to see how people sort and store there crafting goodies! And bonus when something that was lost is found! Great projects being worked on and I'm sure you will catch up four blocks no problem. Oh yes and looking forward to stripes blog hopping next week!

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Karrin, it sounds like that organising has left you with all kinds of things to do! Good luck with your projects and looking forward to seeing your Stripes project on Tuesday! Take care.