Monday, January 13, 2014

Easy As 1, 2, 3



I continued to clean out my sewing room over the weekend.
But during the cleaning I decided that this girl needed a new skirt...
and it's also a good way to "hide" fabric.
I can tell you that there is a lot of 1/4 and 1//2 yd, pieces in that skirt!

I did get done with Round 1 of the destashing but I now need to go on to Round 2...
which means
I got rid of all the things I really really didn't want anymore...
but now I need to
dig in a little deeper and turn loose of the things that I know
I will probably never get to.
I did go through my magazines... and now only have a reasonabe
stack left. But even with those I think I need a Round 2.


It's like exercising...
I got started, which is well and fine but now I need to feel the burn.
No pain, no gain!
(okay that is only an analogy... I have not started to exercise).
(although I should, it could be next)!

I haven't even started in on the pattern collection.
Seriously... what was I thinking?
Way too many patterns. But they are cute.
Even though I haven't started to destash
patterns yet...

I thought we could have a giveaway today for these 3 patterns.
Are you interested?
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50 comments:

Lorri said...

I am in! I would love to win the Georgia pattern! Thanks for the chance

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Deb said...

I feel your pain on the destashing. I've been trying to do the same thing. I'm on Round 4. It does get a little easier.

And I love the skirt for your mannequin!!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I am! I love new to me patterns and all three look like winners. Thanks for the chance!

Donna said...

Put my name in the hat! The patterns are quite nice.

Crickets Corner said...

Count me in! What better way to destash than to make something and the patterns look like they would be the perfect thing to help me get rid of some of my fabric. Love the skirt on the dress form, it's just too cute.

Susan Smith said...

Please enter me in the giveaway! I know, destashing is hard to do!!! Thanks for the chance to win the patterns!

Mary said...

Lovely patterns. Count me in! thank you for the chance to win.

mary

Jackie said...

I am in! Always in search of great patterns, and they look quite fine to me... Love your new skirt!

carolina quilter said...

would love to be included in the give a away. Just add to my pattern treasures

Wendy said...

Your mannequin looks lovely ! So stylish! What a clever idea! I'm game for some new patterns! Count me in please!

scottylover said...

Please count me in! I love what you did with the mannequin. Makes me wish I still had mine to play around with!

Sandy A

Kim said...

Your mannequin looks fabulous! Those patterns are really pretty but I can't get myself to sit and appliqué at the moment. I still haven't touched the appliqué pattern I bought about 3 years ago but can't bear to part with it. Too much going on so the Georgia pattern would be out for me.

Lori said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Karen said...

The patterns would be fun to try. Count me in on the giveaway. I wish I had as cute a skirt as your mannequin does!

tpott said...

I'd love a chance to win. What I need is a kick in the butt to straighten up my sewing room. Unfortunatly I need to finish a BOM, binding a quilt and finishing a baby quilt (baby due 2/21/14). Keep up the good work. ;-> Toni Anne

Heather said...

I love all those patterns and I am sure that using them would help me to do a little stash busting! My hanks for the chance.

karen said...

Certainly!

Kimberly said...

Extremely interested...although I am in the process of destashing myself these days, so much that I'm having a sewing room sale on the weekend!
But of course, once I sell out of everything I have to offer, a few new patterns will have room to move in! Right...?

Sherrill said...

Oh boy, I am also treading that same path. AFTER I moved, I began going thru the books, magazines and patterns. Way too many I can't bring myself to get rid of--will probably go on round 2 like you. It's TOUGH work but someone (unfortunately ME) has to do it!! Please don't include me in the drawing..thanks tho!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Wow Sinta, your fabric 'skirt' it so fun and funky and at the same time gorgeous!!! I LOVE it! What a great way to display fabric. You know what though...wouldn't a skirt made like that be gloriously fun, for real??? Okay, nuff said, except that I really need to de-clutter my sewing room. I have surrounded my self with odds and ends that are so special to me but have nothing to do with sewing, and while there is nothing wrong with that, I have let it take over soooo much of my space, that I'm stuffing fabric and sewing supplies I need at the ready in drawers. So, you have inspired me, I'm going to find a different place of honor in my home for my treasures and turn my sewing space back into what it needs to be. Thanks for that. OH, I would love to be included in the pattern giveaway though...I don't consider patterns 'clutter'... yet, LOL. I'm still building my stash and pattern collection so thanks for a chance. Big Hugs...

Nancy said...

I am interested in the patterns. I would love a chance to get them.

Beth said...

Yes, please. I'd love to share with my niece, a new quilter.

Anita said...

Yes please! Thanks for destashing :)

Pam @ Quilting Fun said...

Good luck on the destashing. The skirt is fabulous!

Just Sew Sue said...

Well done. I need to get going too, but I have a quilt deadline first.

Hildy said...

Love your patterns and I would be more then happy to add them to my stash. Although I think I need to add 100 years more to my lifetime to make all the patterns I have;-)

Kay said...

The skirt is such fun, I wish I had a lady to dress like that. Thanks for a fun giveaway too.

Cheryl said...

LOVE the skirt. Ingenious! I cleaned out my room last year and donated 4 huge garbage bags to the Veterans. I agree with your "what was I thinking?" Can't believe I bought some of that fabric. It felt so good too.

Love those patterns though! I always look forward to your blog entries.

Julia said...

Oh yes, Please! Who isn't interested in a giveaway? Thanks for offering!

gailss said...

Yes...those are cute patterns and count me in. Sounds like you have a big job ahead of you and round 2 sounds very painful....keep at it!

Margaret said...

Good luck with your cleaning and organizing. I did it last summer, so I know what you're going through. It took a long time (I also cut up my scraps into usable and uniform sizes), but it is SO worth the effort.

Cheryl said...

I love the "skirt" you made, so cute! Thanks for the chance to win the patterns.

Brenda said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I really need to get rid of some clutter in my house.

Donna Hollingsworth said...

I would love to have a chance to win. The patterns look so pretty!

Shelley said...

Oh my heavens, I love the skirt!!! I have been wanting the Sugar Dish pattern for long that I am jumping with excitement that you are offering it as a giveaway. And it's almost like cutting a piece of your body off to destash quilt stuff lol...I know..I was there last year. but be comforted...somehow they grow back lol :)

Tilda H said...

I am in! Those look lovely! That skirt is fabulous! What a great idea!

Terrie said...

I need to do some of the same :(
I can already feel the separation anxiety coming on just thinking about it ....thats bad right :)soooo
I would love a chance to win your patterns !!!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

It feels so good to do some organizing and purging! I love your skirt--very cute and creative!

Gunilla said...

Destashing, yup... My cupboard is bursting and in need of destashing! We usually sell (and buy) fabric in my local quilt guild, a few times per year. Unfortunately I sometimes come home with just the same amount of fabric ( to tell the truth... More ;o)

Susan P said...

I'd love to win....working with my daughter who is new to quilting, so I'd pass them on to her as she's just graduated and is still looking for a job!

Michele said...

I'm interested! I just love that fabric skirt :-)

Cathy said...

Oh so very interested....lol

I love the skirt on your pretty girl. It looks so sunny. When you are done in sewing room you can come and help me with mine.

Hugs

grann616 said...

Well, I love your room and the patterns so count me in thegiveaway! thank you. slozano5 at earthlink dot net.

Becky said...

Keep up the good work. Would love to win the Promenade pattern. Looks fun to make!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I am a multiple pass destasher too... I'm gearing up for lots of it during the Winter Olympics. I'd love a new pattern!

Becky S. said...

I would love those patterns. Thanks for the chance to win. Good luck with your destashing!

Barb Gibney said...

Count me in...would love to win. The patterns look amazing

Karen said...

Love the fabric skirt and a great way to store fabric and pretty to look at! Good for you on the deep cleaning. I am at the baby step stage and just really need to jump in. Having said that, love that promenade pattern by basic grey.

Jeanna said...

Hi Sinta! I've just returned from a trip and getting caught up on my blog reading.

I love the little lady's new skirt ;)

Exercise is over rated but I guess it's something we need to do...next week.