Monday, February 23, 2009

Tell me I'm not the only one

You've seen my sewing room photos so you know I can be kind of messy when I'm in the zone and working at a fast and furious pace. Well, other things stack up too like this laundry basket with clean clothes (and a pillow? and some jeans I bought from Penney's Saturday). (Can you believe I'm showing this mess?? I have no shame!)

So since I have to pack today, I decided it was time to clear this out and put everything away.
I went through EVERYTHING hanging in my closet and culled about 4 bags of clothes to donate.
And while I was at it, I pulled out some of my *travel* T-shirts and cut off the fronts -- I'm saving them to eventually make a T-shirt quilt. I typically buy a t-shirt and wear it a while ( a year or two) and then it gets cut and put into the bin. I've been planning this quilt for a few years and one of these days, I'll stop and count how many t-shirts I have. I added 7 to the pile today.
Speaking of traveling, did I tell you Keith and I are going to Chicago for his birthday March 6th? Just a couple nights but I haven't been before so I'm really looking forward to it.
The only quilt related activity so far today was taking down the K-top and putting up these blocks on the design wall. They need some arranging but having the design wall at the top of the stairs is actually a good thing....each time I go up, I look at what's on the wall and move things around a bit.

I leave in the morning for Virginia and will be home the 4th of March, just a day before going to Chicago. It will be a busy 2 weeks but the blog won't be idle, since I've learned out to post directly from my iPhone you can come along on my trips with me.


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28 comments:

♪♪Melody♪♪ and Puddin said...

have a great time. I was thinking that I would really miss you but thank goodness for your iphone.

Anonymous said...

Have a great time visiting your mom. We will miss all the quilting posts. You have been busy but have made some nice tops. I love them all!!!!!
Diane in Alaska

Karen said...

Gotta love the iPhone : - )

Do you use the Google Mobile app for blog reading?

LizA. said...

Small world -- March 6th is also my birthday! Tell Keith Happy early Birthday from one March 6th baby to another!

jan said...

Wow, far too technical for me, but glad you can work it out, I really enjoy your posts. Enjoy your mini hol. Jan in UK

Irene said...

Mary, Chicago is one of my favourite cities - you will love it as it's a great city to walk around in and so much to see and do - and GREAT restaurants. Have fun visiting your Mum.

jovaliquilts said...

Have a great time in Chicago! I love that city. Be sure to go to Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center (right across the street), and the Art Institute, right next to the Park. And ... there's so much more!

Anonymous said...

I lived most of my life in Chicago area (moved to Pittsburgh 10 years ago and love it here, too). It's a GREAT city. So much to see and do ... make sure you have a Chicago-style deep dish pizza and if you're staying anywhere downtown it's just fun to walk to the "Magnificent Mile" (Michigan Avenue) and window shop. Hope you have some fairly decent weather and enjoy your birthday celebration with Keith. I'm a March baby myself (3/20) ;-)

Enjoy your visit to VA with your mom, too ... those are always special and thanks for taking us all along ... we love it!

Flatlander (Linda)

Joyce said...

Is that a red and chocolate quilt top? Really does look like strawberries and chocolate to me.

Lori said...

No...you're NOT the only one!!! lol Not by a long shot. Have fun in Chicago.

Lori in VA

Barb said...

Have a fun time Mary...visiting in VA and also Chicago! By the way my hubby also has a 3/6 birthday... gotta love *our* birthday guys! I love the quilt on your design wall, great idea to look it over with all of your trips up those stairs! PRETTY, PRETTY, PRETTY quilt!

marilyn said...

Mary,
I have a pile just like that. Have a great time
at your Mom's and also with your hubby for
his birthday in Chicago.

Marilyn

marilyn said...

Mary,
I have a pile just like that. Have a great time
at your Mom's and also with your hubby for
his birthday in Chicago.

Marilyn

Vicki W said...

I got your card today - it's beautiful! Looking forward to seeing you Thursday.

mau said...

You have a great time at both of the places. Question? What size are those blocks on your wall?

heather fish said...

And did you see my recent picture of the disaster of my living room thanks to an almost 5-year old and all her teeny tiny C*R*A*P?!

dot said...

Nice quilt top. It reminds me of chacolate cover cherries.

Gypsy Quilter said...

I'm looking forward to seeing other cities through your Iphone! Fly safe.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh have a wonderful time in Chicago! I"d say I'd meet up with you but a third wheel isn't probably needed!!! :)

Jessica said...

Nope, you aren't the only one! I actually enjoy doing laundry, but I detest putting it away. I have baskets of clean, folded laundry all over my house! And I desperately need to cull my clothes and make a donate box. That was on my list for Feb...I guess I better get moving!

gquilts said...

heh .. you've seen my sewing room - usually just before it drives me crazy!! so no .. you are not the only one ...

oh i can't wait to see your progress when you get going on your tshirt quilt .. that is going to be awesome! and the chicago trip .. you'll have a blast - and actualy only 6 hrs from me at that point instead of 12 LOL

your new layout reminds me of a chocolate raspberry sundae parfait ;)

have fun on your trip!!

hugs
g

Pam said...

K quilt turned out really pretty...twisting the blocks really made the quilt...and I am a lover of pieced borders...well done!

I have traveled to many parts of the country and world by following you! Can't wait until we go to Ireland~ *¿*

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The Calico Cat said...

with my hand in the air like I just don't care... You are not alone. (Nor will you be alone at Mid-Atlantic - 99% of the people that I have talked to will be there on Thursday!)

Sølvi's blog said...

This red/brown one is going to be a beautie! And you have done what I should have done for a long time - taking all my clothes out and sorted them. Funny how fast things shrink in a closet.

Ruthie said...

What a great idea for the t-shirts. Love the quilt on the design wall!

jan said...

Mary, you are NOT the only one. I'm way way ahead of you on this one girl. heehee

stitchinpenny said...

If you have been packing away T-shirts for years - you are going to end up with a California king at the rate you are going. 7 shirts in one day. I have 25 t-shirts and I am getting a queen size quilt out of 4 years of college stuff.

Andrew said...

Amazing photos..


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