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I love anything creative...I am a busy mom of three (+4 dogs, 1 bird, 1 bunny, and 1 sweet husband) who sometimes wishes I had more time/energy/talent to devote to just being creative!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

I've got it under control...really!

So this is my work in progress craft pile. Underneath of it is a very nice dining room table, that we haven't seen since Christmas. Also underneath of it is the 500 pieces of dollhouse that my husband is putting together for our daughter. I called in sick from work last night, and literally went to bed right after dinner. Well the extra rest must have done me some good because I woke up this morning with a new zeal for my resolutions. So far I have managed to sort out all my quilting stuff from the pile, and now all that left is my cross stitch (at least 20+ WIP's are buried among this) and my drawing stuff.

Another blog I follow had mentioned "The Fly Lady" on her blog a week or two ago, and after checking out her website and totally being in that place, I have been kind of getting into her whole system of cleaning. The Fly Lady's big thing is to do a little at a time and not to get overwhelmed. Which is exactly what I tend to do, to go all out for a day or two and then be so exhausted I can't/don't organize for another month. I wish I was better at the organizing part, I love reading Spinster Stitcher's blog (she and her dog are SO FUNNY!), and looking at the pics of her perfectly organized craft room. So I am doing a little at a time, and trying not to start anything new until I can see my dining room table again.

This last pic is of a Lizzie Kate x-stitch I did for an exchange that has to be mailed out for February. I figured something Valentines would do nicely, but I changed my mind. I stitched it one over one, and it turned out really small (duh!!!) so I figured I wanted to do something more substantial. Maybe this will get turned into a card for Mr. Stitcher or something. And yes I am ripping out the white edging on it still cause for some reason it didn't agree with me, the brown of the fabric was showing through the white too much. Hope your weekend is off to a great start, and wish me luck keeping this cold at bay!


Tammy said...

Good luck with your organizing. I've not tried FlyLady, but have heard good things! I love your WIP, but I sure would have left the white, lol. I deplore ripping!

Sharlotte said...

Hi Stephanie! I hope you get over your cold soon. I think that is one of the illnesses that I hate getting the most. You have 20+ wips? Ok, give, you gotta tell us what some of them are! I'm glad that you have checked into flylady. It does help. I stopped having the emails coming some time ago though. We homeschool and I am on digests for different homeschool groups and sometimes I get over 50 emails a day. Sometimes I would ge almost 10 a day from flylady, you know the reminders or encouragements.It was just too much to keep up with. I was just in a blogging conversation not too long ago about white being such a hard color to get good coverage with. What is it with that?! Have a good week!

Pat said...

I know what it's like to tear apart. I have my seam ripper available at all times. LOL That's my "just in case" tool. LOL Ya! Just in case I make a mistake. LOL

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I used to follow The Fly Lady, too and had nightmares of not having a shiny sink. lol!