Happy New Year! ?

So I posted my blog post earlier today with the intention to work on Tell It To The Stars!  I’m really done with this quilt and I just needed to get it finished.  The piecing was great!  But the quilting was far from it.  I had trouble with the machine. I had trouble with the frame.  I had trouble all the way around.  I should change the name of the quilt to Trouble!  Anyway, I haven’t been quilting on it because I just about hated looking at it.  But because it sits in my living room I had to look at it every day.  Every time I looked at it I would just cringe.  So this morning I told myself to forget about it, just get ‘er done and then I can at least send my machine off to get it professionally cleaned and serviced.  And within minutes of me posting my post, the hubby decided he wanted to clear out the garage.  I discovered that the best way to get a hubby to clear out the garage is for him to get a new car!  I’ve been wanting to clear the garage for months to continue my decluttering frenzy. The hubby wasn’t in the mood to do anything in the garage until today!

If you remember from previous posts – here’s what my garage looked like before:

Garage 10/28/2015

Garage
10/28/2015

Garage 10/28/2015

Garage
10/28/2015

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Here’s what it looks like now:

Garage 1/1/2016

Garage
1/1/2016

Garage 1/1/2016

Garage
1/1/2016

Garage 1/1/2016

Garage
1/1/2016

Garage 1/1/2016

Garage
1/1/2016

The hubby swears that we didn’t get rid of anything and all we did was move things around.  Especially reducing empty boxes from the move.  I think we got rid of some stuff and found some things.  We brought stuff into the house that we hadn’t before just because we didn’t know they were out there.  I found my bread maker and a roasting pan.  We brought in a lamp that we didn’t know where to put before now.  But the best thing is that all my scrapbooking supplies and all my craft boxes that I found were moved to my office.  So, this morning when I did task 2 of the 2015 countdown, I took my sewing closet apart to pull out all the UFOs.  Then I put them all back nice and neat.  It was organized and clean.  Now my office has all the craft boxes from the garage in it.

I forgot to take a picture of my sewing space before I added all the craft boxes so you’ll have to just imagine the clean floor.  Here it is now:

Sewing Room 1/1/2016

Sewing Room
1/1/2016

Sewing Room 1/1/2016

Sewing Room
1/1/2016

It’s a mess.  I basically blocked off my sewing machine and in order for me to get to it, I’ll need to tackle some of those bags and bins. But, I’m excited that now I can go through all of that stuff and remove the things that I will not use anymore and find homes for the things I will use.  The hubby even mentioned that I really need to get back to scrapbooking since the last complete album we have is from 2005.  😀

After we cleared out the garage, I couldn’t reach my sewing machine so I ended up quilting Tell It To The Stars like I originally set out to do in the first place. 🙂

~Happy decluttering, happy quilting!  Happy New Years!

~Melanie

5 responses »

  1. From a quilting-the-quilt standpoint, that sounds like serendipity. =) Nice to get both cars in the garage, isn’t it? You will have some incentive for going through the things in the sewing room – there must be something you’re dying to work on! Is Tell it To the Stars finished, then?

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