Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The 2016 Final Countdown Challenge continued...

The second task, Shelly gave us to do, was to:

Tackle all the flat surfaces.

You can read all about it HERE.  She has some great ideas to help with this!

After a few days of organizing, I'm happy to say that my cutting tables are finally cleared off! My room now looks like this:

It probably won't be like this for long, but it's nice to have an occasional pic of it cleaned up!

Other things I changed in the process:
- since the storage bags went onto the shelves, I could put 3 roller carts under my cutting table along with some boxes of batting scraps.
- boxes of magazines are now on change table, which I had used for pressing.  I'm hoping this will remind me to go through them and toss what I don't need. Serger is also there, so it's off my cutting table.

I do try to tidy up after any sewing, so it doesn't get too out of control. My main motivation to do this, is my cat! She gets into things all the time! I've seen her go after pins and thread, eat batting and felt and many times has played with pattern pieces so they were torn to bits! So I try to put things away as best I can each day.

Now onto the third and final challenge, that Shelly has given us.

It is to get committed. 

You can read about it HERE.

So upon thinking about this, my commitments will be to:
1. Spend at least one hour every day in my sewing room.
2. Eliminate those storage bags and have all my fabrics on that shelving unit, neatly folded.
3. Work on at least one work-in-progress each month and finish it.
4. Continue to use up old fabrics in scrap quilts like my tumbler quilt, as leaders and enders projects.

Thanks again, Shelly, for getting the year off to a great start!
Happy stitching everyone, in 2017!


  1. Your flat surfaces look fantastic! Can you believe I'm still working on mine? (Hey, I still have 2 days left!) And I LOVE your list of goals. I wish us both luck with our lists this year!

  2. Moving right along! It's a good list and should keep you motivated... good luck :)


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