Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wonderful Mail today and rearranging my Sewing cabinets.........

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.  
 --Gilda Radner

I am going to start with the fun part first.......the mailman brought me three packets today....all with wonderful fabric happiness.....
  First let me show you what I got from my swap partner, Leona.....look at this gorgeous Autumn Mug Rug......
 can you see the pretty quilting she did?  and here is the back.........such vibrant autumn leaves!
 and Leona sent me some other goodies too.......chocolate gourmet coffee (I already tried it....yummmm) a pretty  autumn welcome plaque and some nice smelling autumn spray......thanks Leona....I'm loving all of it!
 Also in the mail was a packet of postage stamp squares from my blogging friend, Janet, and an Etsy packet I had ordered......mail delivery doesn't get any better than that!

Now for the re-arranging my Sewing cabinets part of this blog........I don't know how it happened........all I was doing was looking for a photo and the next thing I know........I have all this mess!


 

Somewhere along the mess I decided to move the last cabinet of drawers farther to the right and add a backsplash to the cabinet top........ so all my stash came out of the cabinets and onto the floor.........I do like this arrangement better...........


It gives me access to the electric outlet and a tiny bit of knee room when I'm on the computer....the cabinets are not built in so they have moved around several times already..........might not be the last time either......lol.............

so anyway...............guess what?  I found it!
This was the photo I was looking for!
.......And if you look closely you will see that the sewing room is clean again.....Yay!  I re-arranged my stash, filled up a box with photo frames, a lamp shade, and other stuff to donate and at the same time made a lot more room in my storage for my sewing stuff!  My computer and printer and iron are ready to go again.....


 
 and I am ready to go to bed now.................so I will say Ta-Ta for now...............see you next time...............
 

9 good friend(s) left a comment:

shez said...

thats so funny Ida all for a pic,and boy you have a beautiful organised sewing room now,well done.xx

Needled Mom said...

It will be so much fun to create in the newly organized room. It looks terrific too.

Looks like you have had some really fun mail too. The mug rug is just darling. I love the fall colors Leona used.

Kat said...

I'm laughing at your "during the mess" photos because I feel like my sewing supplies look like that *all* the time! I keep my supplies in the closet of the (upstairs) guest room/play room but I sew downstairs in the dining room. Amazing how I seem to have "stuff" spread out everywhere in between. I keep thinking about ways to get myself better organized.... maybe someday!

I love the mug rug that Leona sent you. Such great colors and I love the quilting. "Chocolate" and "coffee" are my 2 favorite words... I think I need to go find some of that!

Have a great day, my friend!

Barb said...

fun package....and wonderful sewing room, it is amazing how long it takes to clean and organize the sewing room.

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely swap gifts. Sounds like you clean/look for things the same way I do...lol at least you found the picture!

Kelli said...

Your room looks great! :) Glad you found the pic you were looking for. Nothing like something gone missing to make a person turn the house upside down and reorganize. And it always feels so much better afterwards. :)
xo

Cherie said...

Loving the cool Oz background on your blog!!
Organising when looking for something is so much work! At least things are back to being tidy!
So glad you found the photo after all that clearing =D

Hilachas said...

Nice new header on your blog. It all looks good. What a "tiradero" you had there for a while. Glad you got everything straightened out and found the photo. Lovely mug rug and goodies from Leona. I miss you.

Kat said...

I know I already commented on this blog post, but I just stopped by and saw your new blog background / layout. LOVE IT!! :-)