Thursday, February 05, 2009

Quilt Guilt

Ok so it has been one month since I posted my shame. It is time for me to post again and see where I have improved.
I tried to do the 15 minute per day thing and didn't do the best but I did try and steps forward are what matter.
Here are the shots again.
Front Door View
Front Door view
Help there is a child in there!! Oh wait the floor is clear so the child is safe to play while I sew. Never mind.

Back Door View
Backdoor View
Kinda clean floor. Who knew there was carpet in there. Wow. Now to work on getting new flooring. ..... Carpet and stray threads don't mix well.

Cutting Table/Desk
Cutting Table/desk
I can actually cut out on that table now and sit at my desk and dream up projects!

Sewing Table
Sewing Table
My mom discarded her old sewing table that she got a few years ago and let me have it. She got a new custom build job that allows her to have her sewing and computer at the same place.

Closet O' Crap
Closet o' Crap
Do you know what is in there. NO because you can SHUT THE DOOR now. I did get all the 2000 pounds of wheat out of there into the newly finished storage room/safe room. I was then able to clear the floor and get that stuff into tubs stacked nice and neat in there.

Fabric Storage Shelves
Fabric Storage Wall
Next project to tackle is this shelf. We will see what 15 minutes per day concentrated on that shelf gets us in one month.


Well I did come a long way but am no where near the end of this project. I want a clean, photo worthy studio when I am done. I WILL GET THERE!
One thing that I found was about a whole shelf worth of projects that need to be finished that I owe people. One problem I have is not being able to say no to people. I love doing things for other people but then I don't get to do things for my children and that is sad.
I finished up 21 diapers for my great nephew. It felt so great to get that off my conscience. I see those kinds of projects and know I need to do them but have a stack of things due today to do and they just get farther and farther behind and I feel worse and worse. So I am going to try to work my way through those projects and see if I can't track them on the sidebar or something. It would be nice to have the shelf space back for things I want to do! There are so many dresses and aprons in my head just waiting for free time to spill out onto paper and fabric and dance off on a life of their own. :o) Maybe to your house.... Maybe..... We will have to see what I can get done.

Goals for February.
  1. Keep up the 15 minutes of de-cluttering everyday.
  2. Start in with about 15 minutes everyday working on Guilt projects.


Before and so far pictures (we aren't to the after sage yet)
Jan 1 View through front doorFront Door view

Jan 1 View through back doorBackdoor View
Jan 1 Cutting TableCutting Table/desk
Jan 1 Sewing Table Sewing Table
Jan 1 Closet of Crap Closet o' Crap
Jan 1 Fabric Storage area Fabric Storage Wall

Thank you for all the comments of encouragement and shared shame in January. I want to see what you are doing. Post and let me know what you have accomplished.
Next month I want to lose a couple of hundred pounds of unwanted fabric. Stay tuned. I might have to do some tutorials for getting rid of things in a fun, re-purposed way and maybe liberate some of the good stuff and send it off to new homes where it will be loved and USED!!!

I almost forgot about the name of this post. The unfinished projects on my shelf are mostly quilting projects and my husband calls them quilt guilt. I also am in a quilt guild I started a few years ago and often misspell the word guild to guilt. :o)

17 comments:

Ilena said...

Glad to see you were able to keep up your 15 minutes a day. Your an inspiration ~ I did a few times but grr didn't get too far. I really do want to try again.

Julie said...

Wow, well done. The little child you found under everything looks pretty cute! lol

Cynthia said...

I am very very impressed. You really have made a dent in it.


I keep baking today because i am avoiding my sewing table mess!

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Looking good. I'm proud of you.

angeliclenore said...

Way to go!! That is just too stinkin' cool! Did you have ANY idea you had soooo much fabric?? I think you win! ;)

Judith said...

Wow you have room to move now. Keep up the good work. You'll get there.

Tulsi said...

Where did you get your red dress form, part person looking thing?

muralimanohar said...

You did good! I tried a couple of times, but never really followed through. I need to get back on the ball, though. I am moving overseas in a couple of months, and I refuse to have to abandon everything cause I can't take it with me. So I need to get organized enough to be able to finally do all these planned projects before it's too late!

Nicki Parker said...

It's looking good! I'm jealous that you actually have your own "studio"! Just keep chipping away, you'll get there! ....baby steps, you know....

sammon said...

Wow, what a difference! Nice job!

m.o.M. said...

You are an inspiration! My room looks so similar!

As long as we remember that we can do anything for 15 minutes and that LOTS of other people are doing the same, it does work.

You go, girl!

Raleah said...

i am so impressed!!!

Yarni Gras! said...

check you out! You deserve a great big pat on the back, you done GOOD GIRL!

Quilterbear said...

I got to see it in person. It looks soo much better. Doesn't it feel wonderful to be able to move and feel like you are getting something accomplished? Great job. I knew you could do it.

Janie said...

The difference you must feel working in their now must be HUGE!
Well done and keep up the good work.

SweetT said...

Wow, you have come a long way. What an inspiration - I may have to try this too

Loretta said...

I saw the article about you in the Big Nickel and thought I would visit your site. Really enjoyed it!! Especially the part about your sewing room. Mine looks a lot like your old pics and I am really impressed at how much you accomplished 15 minutes at a time. I am inspired to work on mine now. thanks for the inspiration.

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