Friday, December 30, 2011

A Moment to Breath!

Someone told me I seemed busier now that I have quit my job than when I was working. And they were right! I got it into my head that I needed to clean the master bedroom closet 3 days before Christmas - really? But, I whipped through it in one day and all was well. On Wednesday, I tackled my stitching room closet. It was stuffed to the gills and it needed help. Here are some pics of my poor room after the closet was unpacked.

And after ~

And I've been shopping! And there is some stash from Santa. Would you like to see that too? The first picture are my supplies for my SAL with Jayne (@ Henley's Landing). We both fell in love with this snowflake and you know how that goes!

I got linen for 4 other projects too. Then there was a sale at my favorite stitching shop. Plus Santa. Looks like I don't need fabric anymore!

And before I go and forget, here's a picture of us Christmas Morning. Aren't we just a good looking bunch - lol.

My room isn't quiet back together. Logan got a filing box for me at Christmas. I just got the hanging files yesterday. If you look closely to picture #2 you'll see it under some framed stitching by the bookcase. I took all my patterns from the 3-ring binders and now have them in the files. Which caused me to rethink my 2012 to-do projects. Because I found a pile of patterns from fall that were never put away properly. My new list of kitted projects has grown. Not only that but now my cabinet filled with stitchy stuff needs to be organized again.

Somehow I think 2012 will be full of organizing and cleaning. The hall and front closets are looming over me and calling my name! Then there are the cabinets in the living room and the basement is in shambles again. Then the kitchen...oh, my poor kitchen. See, my list just grows and grows.

Well, I think I'm going to relocate and write up my last post for the year. Stitching goals from 2011 recap and 2012 plans. I might even get over to the Up for a Challenge blog and post my year end results. Might.

A new year is about 32 hours from now. Please be safe and have a Happy New Year.


jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Well, isn't it nice to finally see ya, and damn girl, that's organization 101. awe well someone somewhere once said
"this too shall pass"
Cheers to you and a Healthy, Happy New Year.
Be always in stitches.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...


Lesleyanne said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. Great photos.

Anne said...

Your stash closet is amazing! So organized!! Love all those linens you got!! Where did you purchase them? That snowflake is sooooo pretty and delicate. Lovely photo of you and your family!

Happy New Year!!

Mouse said...

ooooo can you come over here and help me .. nice to see you *waving small paw at ya .... wishing you a wonderful , happy healthy stitchy new year :) love mouse xxxx

Catherine said...

Great stash! And wow, the organizing - wanna come help me with that!

paula said...

I have an image in my mind of a home . . .2 bedrooms,2 baths. The 2nd bedroom has a large, double closet and I have a long table in it and shelves for all of my "stuff." The table is held up by 2 file cabinets.

I have had the table and file cabinets since we were in Indiana, but it is in the basement now . . to far away for me to use like I want to.

Oh, well, maybe when we move back to Indiana I shall have my dream "sewing" room.

Emily said...

WoW! ... I'm just not that motivated yet LOL ... Great job cleaning up things!! LOVE the family photo!!!

Hope you have a Very Happy New Year!!

My New Years Resolution ... To be a better blogging friend!!

Tammy said...

Love your closet (after the organization haha) Jealous of your fabric stash! I really like that pattern too I'll have to get Jayne to bring the magazine so I can take a closer look.

gracie said...

job well done!

Vonna said...

Your husband seems totally unconcerned with your organization! LOL! Mine would be the same :)
Happy New Year!

Mindi said...

I love the end result of your closet organization! It looks so clean and neat, with plenty of room for more stash.

The snowflake ornament you're doing as a SAL looks gorgeous. Who is the designer, and it looks like its in a magazine. I've never seen it before.

Pumpkin said...

Super organizing job! Love the boxes :o)

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas and what a beautiful picture of your family!

Happy New Year Denise and may it bring new and exciting things for you!