02 April, 2012

Bitten

Ouch! I was bitten again, yesterday, by that nasty cleaning/organizing bug. It all started so innocently, I didn't even see the bug approaching. My husband asked if I had a compass, (the type for drawing circles, not the directional kind) and after at least a half hour of digging through this cabinet I emerged with a compass in my hand (YAY!) and a small mountain of debris at my feet. I vowed then and there that nothing was going back in before it was scrutinized and deemed worthy of  being retained. By the time we returned home from church the fever from that bug's bite was raging. I didn't post a before photo... I'm too ashamed to do that; seriously, you would NOT believe what was crammed in there! But, after some dedicated hard work and much aggressive sorting and pitching I am pleased to post this after snapshot. Top shelf: Pillow forms and a random partial bag of polyester fiberfill. Second shelf: Batting and large, usable, batting pieces. Third shelf: notebooks, notions, gadgets and tools. Bottom two shelves: Long arm supplies and tools.

As always, the treatment for bites such as this one usually reveal some interesting side effects on the path toward recovery. I uncovered (yet another UFO... groan.) sixteen four inch blocks, the result of a block exchange in 1995. If I recall correctly, we chose blocks from this book: BH&G 501 Quilt Blocks.  Looks like I only have 485 more to go!
I'm happy to report that the bite was successfully treated and no marks remain today... 
that is, unless you count the three bags of "goodies" 
destined to make a trip to Goodwill later on this morning.


I also unearthed this piece of fabric. Nice!
...it really, really is!

11 comments:

Karen said...

Great job! You've inspired me to do the same.

Nane said...

Good job on another tast completed...and I love the Easter dress, can wait to see photos of all the kids in their Easter best.

Janet O. said...

I think those little blocks you unearthed would make a great mini quilt (and save you the trouble of the other 485 blocks!).
That is the kind of bite with good lasting effects--an organized closet! : )

Marie said...

Wonderful job my friend and someone at the Goodwill will be very happy too. Have a beautiful week. Many hugs, Marie

Quiltdivajulie said...

Must have been that kind of weekend -- happened here, too.

Congrats on your success!

LizA. said...

You are definitely inspiring me to start organizing--now I just need to stick to it. I get sidetracked far too easily. Wow--those blocks are 4"?!? Very cool.

AnnieO said...

That bug hopefully has had enough for awhile and will leave you in peace! Cute blocks and great fabric with your favorite saying :)

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

You've had way too many attacks of the Dreaded Cleaning Virus, my friend. Perhaps you need to look into a vaccination. People aren't going to want to be around you for fear of catching it!

cityquilter said...

i understand perfectly; i too get that bug on a regular basis. and i have that book, too! thanks for showing some of the blocks all made up...chimney sweep is next on MY list...

quiltkeemosabe said...

I know about those blocks. I have some too, somewhere. They're not from that book so you don't have that many yet to go. But I have the pattern they were from and can supply it for you! Maybe we should work on this together.

Jeanne said...

I've had that book for some time and still haven't made more than a couple of the blocks. Good for you! They look terrific!