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What’s Lost is Found

Do you ever get so busy that you lose tack of things?  Ever feel like a chicken with it’s head cut off?  The saying the faster I run the behinder I get ever ring true in your life?  In many ways that has been my life recently.  And in all this hustle and bustle I lost track of a quilt and my favorite ruler.  Scary I know.   I thought maybe some over zealous cleaner of my house (not many of those and if they ever do come along it is for a short burst and then they are gone) put it in the pile of Happy Chemo quilts and was donated.  So I figured it went to a good cause and went on with my life.  So imagine my joy when Ione, from Elaine’s Quilt Block called to say they had my quilt.  I do remember having it on display there but I thought I had brought it home in May.  Boy am I glad I was wrong.  So happy to have it safe and sound at home. 

Like I said before my favorite ruler had gone missing also.  My sewing area was in utter chaos and I hoped it was buried in the mess.  As my kids will tell you if one of their things goes missing I tell them to clean until they find it.  Remember I told you those zealous cleaners don’t happen very often at my house?  So I decided to put my own advice to work and headed into the battle zone that was my sewing room and went to work.  I went through all my books. 

Please excuse my unfinished walls,  after doing our kitchen a few years back and not being able to cook I’m hesitant to doing my sewing room.  I think I would go insane if I couldn’t sew every day.  So I’ll wait until someone moves out and I can take over their room while we finish my sewing room.  I organized all my UFOs.

Sorted all my fabric.

Found my missing ruler and put it back in it’s home.

See my children would be wise to listen to me.  And now all the creative clutter is put in it’s place and I’m ready to start the process over again.



  • Nancy says:

    I try to straighten up after every project…it just doesn't always happen…

  • *karendianne. says:

    Congratulations on all the goodness and your quilt – yummy. Your complete clean up and organization is inspirational! Thanks for sharing all the fantastic.

  • Samantha says:

    I always know when it's time to clean/organize my sewing area. If I don't feel like sewing that means there is to much of a disaster out there for me so I recruit my daughter to come out and help me organize it since she loves to make sure all the fabric stacks are organized by color and size. 🙂

  • P. says:

    What a lovely, organized sewing space! Glad you found your lost things. Happy creating in your spiffy, clean space!

  • hetty says:

    Lovely quilt. Glad you got it back. You are making me feel guilty. I should be cleaning up my sewing room too. I have lost almost all of my favourite tools. But how can you work with scraps and not have a messy room. That's what I tell myself, anyway. Happy sewing in your organized space. I'll pretend you're my Mom and follow your advicce!

  • Deanna says:

    Your sewing room looks great! Congratulations on the results of your clean. Perhaps you should occasionally "hide" something from yourself and search diligently (clean) until you find it.

    Sadly, I have misplaced my Harvest Sky pattern and, despite a very diligent clean, have not been able to find it. Rats! Maybe I still need to clean some more. Or, like the quilt, I have loaned it out and forgotten about it.

  • Needled Mom says:

    I am so glad you found your quilt….and your ruler!!! Remember no great quilting comes from a perfectly neat sewing area.

  • Unknown says:

    2 great finds! Your room is very well organized! Whoop Whoop!

  • Jan Marie says:

    Glad you find them. I love the blue border on that quilt. I have a quilt cut out and can't find it. So I know the feeling and I have gone through my fabric. I hope it met a good end.

  • Sarah Craig says:

    Woohoo and good for you! So glad you found that quilt – it's one of my favorites of yours! And congrats on getting your sewing space cleaned up – you want to come to my house and work your magic???? 😉 Whoop whoop!!

  • Allie says:

    Why no that never happens to me [lying through my teeth]….glad you found them, and bonus, your room is clean and you can justify messing it up again!!! Yay!

  • Purple Pam says:

    So glad your quilt was found and returned to you. It is a beauty for sure. Finding your ruler was just down right amazing. I have been looking for #2 of my pumpkin BOM, but have not found it. I called the store that sent it to me. Fortunately they had one extra #2 and sent it to me. I am usually not one to loose things.

  • Vicki @ DottyJane says:

    The lost is found! What a great feeling it must be to get all organized again. (I wouldn't know!) That's a beautiful quilt, by the way:)

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