First, Happy Birthday to my middle daughter who turned 30 today! Here she is with my granddaughter (her niece):
Well I was supposed to be working on DH’s man cave this week. This is as far as I got:
Yes that is a basket that DH picked out at Michael’s this afternoon when I insisted he choose one! He has all this crapola for cleaning his guns stuck on that bookshelf and I want it in a basket!! I have learned something from the hours I spend surfing around finding bloggers who are WAY ahead of me in the organization department. It was 40% off at Michael’s. There were some good ones at Joann’s too, but no way was I going to get DH there since we were shopping at Winco a few stores over.
My studio (I say that tongue in cheek) was looking like a hoarders room, so I jumped in and started working on it after finishing one quilt and getting another top done this week:
I made this one for our next door neighbor who turns 2 on Valentine’s day. I have never seen the reaction she had to this quilt. She spread it on the floor, rolled around and finally hid herself in it, smiling the entire time. I loved it so much and the Bliss line from Bonnie and Camille for Moda, that I purchased a kit and finished this:
I added another row from my leftover Bliss fabric or I should say my new stash of it (need to get more before it is gone, baby, gone!). It is going to look really cute with giant red rick rack:
Back to organizing, I found this wire basket at Target today on clearance for $2.48. I think it is perfect for my jelly rolls:
So hopefully next week I will have a little more done! But then I need to get ready for out tax appointment and DH brought home paperwork for me to do for the 401K at his business….. hopefully I can figure it out since he has been so busy.
So here are my answers to Laura’s questions:
1. Name ONE reason you want to get organized.
To make my life easier, to work smarter not harder, which is even more important now that I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and have chronic pain.
2. What did you organize last week & were you happy with the way it turned out?
I worked on my sewing room, I am happy with what I have gotten done, but it is far from finished, but then will it ever be?
3. Have you had any breakthroughs or a-ha moments yet?
I have moments all the time when I thump my head, mostly when I see what other people have done and think “why didn’t I think of that”. Luckily I can copy people!! My biggest moment has been to accept that the home is now my “job” and having it clean and organized is honoring the hard work my DH puts in at his business.
Thank goodness my sister, who has been a stay-at-home wife longer than me, has clued me in on the racing around half an hour before DH gets home to make him think I have been slaving all day! HAHA!