Sunday, January 19, 2014

Whata Weekend!

 I am so ready to settle down with some binding and enjoy a little slow stitching.  We rented Despicable Me 2 to enjoy with the kids, and then after bedtime, it will be time for Downton Abbey!  Such a nice way to end a busy busy week.  I am just ready to turn the last corner and from there it will be the home stretch.  I'll have to think about a hanging sleeve and then think about where to hang this one.  It isn't going to be a bed quilt, but it doesn't really go with most of the colors in our house.  Maybe we should redecorate?
 I was gone all day yesterday for Science Olympiad.  It was in Orlando which meant leaving while it was still dark and getting back after dinner.  The kids had a good time and enjoyed the competition, though we came home completely empty handed.  Not a single place out of 23 events.  So sad for the kids.  While I was doing that, Kurt took Ryan to a FAMAT math competition, also in Orlando, but on the other side.  Then he and the girls did a quick trip to Universal while Ryan was doing his math thing.  Even with all that, they were still home by early afternoon.
Somehow while we were away, the closet organizer that holds the printer and assorted electronic gadgets in the closet in my sewing room collapsed.  We are now in the middle of trying to reorganize and arrange everything.  The upside is that I will now get the closet for all of my sewing things and the electronic paraphernalia is going to live somewhere else.  Kurt has already put up these shelves at one end of the closet.  I'll need to decide how to best arrange things, but it should offer quite a bit of useful storage space.
 At the other end I have installed this hanging bar for quilts with a shelf above for WIPs.  It will be nice to collect everything together in one spot instead of having them scattered about the house.
This was the view of a neighbors house on the way to school on Friday.  FROST!  I know ya'll up north are used to it, but it is quite unusual for us here in Florida.  Keep in mind that our schools don't have inside hallways and it is impossible to buy an ice scraper.  We tried once to find one as a joke for a friend moving to Colorado and it just couldn't be done.
Tomorrow is a day off school for Martin Luther King Jr's birthday.  Sydney has a piano lesson, but I hope other than that to spend the day with fabric.  Hope you find some time to slow down today and head over to Kathy's Quilts to see what hand stitching people are up to today.  

12 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

Sounds like a perfect evening... Despicable Me, Downton AND binding... what could be better?!?!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

That is one way to reorganize a closet. It is nice to have all your things in one place.

Amy said...

Enjoy your day sewing! MLK Jr day isn't a day off for us.
My closet organizer died on me this past summer; it was a headache, but the organization that inevitably happened was nice. {{And now it's back to cluttered}} LOL

Happy Sunday. Can't wait to see the Midget quilt in all of its completed glory :)

Suzy said...

Sounds like a crazy weekend. Hope everything made it in one piece from the closet collapse.

Deb A said...

Well, that is one way to take over a closet! I love the sweater holders for projects and the shoe holders (hanging ones) for fat quarters and jelly rolls.
Enjoy your sewing time tonight and tomorrow. I hope to squeeze some in during the afternoon.

Andee said...

Awesome on reorganizing and gaining more space! I am also off tomorrow, whoot whoot! I too will spend the day with some fabric!
I chuckled at your redecorating comment. Ten or so years ago I made a sunflower fabric quilt back in Wisconsin and liked it so much I redecorated to match it. LOL. Go for it!

Amanda said...

What a pity the children came home empty handed, but they'll have gained so much from the experience. It sounds as if you're going to need the day off to recover from your weekend!

Margaret said...

Just in case you need it: the universal Canadian emergency ice scraper: the edge of a credit card!

Valerie Reynolds said...

I remember these busy days when my girls where young. Ours were 4H, band, and yes, academic journeys...but so fun! I"m actually amazed you get so much sewing done! Good job! (Love the closet of WIP!!)

genie said...

Nice closet...your organization looks so nice. I have been working on mine, too. Having been born and reared in south Florida, I loved the part about an ice scraper not existing. That is so funny. Sure wish I was down south right now and NOT in the mts of VA. We are getting 7 inches of snow again tonight. Will be quilting tomorrow for true. genie

Jill @ I Rather Quilt said...

I have not yet tried those little binding clips. I think you will appreciate having like items together in one place. When I began doing that, items were easier to find.

Kate said...

How you manage with 3 of your own and your school kids frequently amazes me. That's a lot of running.