08 June, 2017

Buried and Busy

It had gotten to the point that I couldn't pull open the file drawer in the studio anymore, no matter if I'd had my Wheaties for breakfast or not! It was time, long past time, for cleaning out the files. Do you ever have looming jobs that seem to be so much greater in scope, in your imagination, than they actually turn out to be? I do; this was one of those tasks which seemed too big to tackle... almost! I started yesterday morning, one file at a time. The waste basket became my best friend. Pounds upon pounds of paper were carried to the trash can outside. Quilt sketches from the 1980's, quilt judging critique forms and quilt show programs that were also decades old; did I need to keep any of these? NO! This afternoon I can open and close the file drawer with ease, it's one fluid movement again, with room for more files if the need arises. A job successfully completed, such as this one, always makes we wonder why I waited all this time to begin. A huge sense of accomplishment is my reward.
Digging out from all that paper was cause for a celebration. For me, getting organized is like throwing a party; so, how better to commemorate the occasion than by getting busy making pencil cases for the grands. This was fun, I trimmed each with their individual favorite colors and filled them with a few treats to celebrate the end of school; who knows what treasures and treats they may come to hold over time. Another pattern byannie.com.; this one is a free download. And to think, I was once afraid of zippers! 😉 What needs organizing at your house? Attack it head on, you'll be happy that you did!
Life is Good!

8 comments:

jude's page said...

Maybe you could come and visit, and attack my "stuff", not just drawers, but boxes as well.
It's on my "gunna do" list, with too many other things, but it does feel great when you get some done. Love the pencil cases, they look great.

Janet O. said...

My budget file drawer is in major need of this treatment. Do you hire out? : )
Very fun pencil cases! I avoid zippers, and I wonder why? I used to make all of my clothes and zippers were just a part of the routine. But I haven't put in a zipper in over 12 years, when I helped make costumes for my oldest son's high school musical. So now they seem kind of scary.

quiltkeemosabe said...

Love the pencil cases! Bet they will too!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Amen and Amen. The longer we procrastinate, the bigger the perceived amount of work becomes! Happy for your recent trips to te trash bin!

Little Penpen said...

Awesome!!! I need to do the same in my sewing closet! Those pencil cases are absolutely adorable!

Ann Parks said...

Our whole house is getting a thorough clean out as we are moving after 24 years in one home. Some of what I'm pitching gives me pause as to why I kept it in the first place! I wonder if I will change my pack rat ways in our new home?!

Shasta Matova said...

Your file drawers look wonderful. It is good to get them whittled down periodically. Mine are hard to open and close too! The pencil cases are so cute. I'm sure the grands will love them.

cityquilter grace said...

soo cute mrs g....hard to believe the days of cases will be over too soon as not many teenagers carry them...lol...makeup maybe?