Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring Cleaning!

Quilting is ADDICTING!! I'm gonna go out on a limb here and admit it.. am I the only one?? I didn't think so.. LOL.
I've been spending a LOT of time doing my quilting.. to the point that my beautiful home is feeling a bit neglected. I think that by blogging about my dedication to cleaning up the joint.. I am forced to do so. Anyone with me??
I think I am a take it slow and don't kill yourself in doing so type of person.. I THINK! I have my occasions of mean clean.. that is the day where no one better get in my way, because I'm on a roll. Today however is not one of those days. My next post should show you why.. however. Let's take this a task at at time.
My way of cleaning is a card system. I have index cards on which I write all of the chores that need to be done for keeping my house in order. I keep them in an index box in my kitchen.

Some chores are done daily.. like sweeping the kitchen floor. I pull out all the cards that need to be done today.. I assign some of the cards like feed the dog to the kids.. hey it is only fair, we all live here..
This is the inside of the box.. I have numbered tabs for the days of the month.. these are where I keep my chore cards. Some cards are for weekly chores. I will divide those chores up at the beginning of the week. I skip days that I know I will not be home. Once the daily cards are done, they are put into the next day's tab.. Once the weekly chores are done, they are put into the next weeks tab.. (whatever day is easiest for you to divide up your chores I like Sunday). Also Monthly and Yearly, and Seasonal chores..things like holiday decorations, washing outdoor windows.. This is what I'm working on now. The monthly tabs are for reminding me to get birthday cards for people who have birthdays that month.. only I look at the NEXT month.. and have them ready!! Then the ABC part is where I keep everyone's address and phone number, and child's name (I can never remember).. keeps down on the clutter.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Hexagon Progress

I'm going to apologize ahead of time for a no picture post.. but Hubby has the camera on a business trip.. (SORRY!)
I wanted to take a moment to update my progress on my hexagon quilt. I'm moving along each day.. and it seems like I'm nearing the end.. (yeah right!)
I laid the whole of my blocks that I have completed out on the floor with intentions of taking a photo, and seeing how it looked, along with seeing how big it was.. well it was then I realized that DH had taken the camera on his trip with him.
I spent the entire day yesterday on my bottom stitching hexagons, trying SO hard to get some sense of accomplishment. Well, they aren't a quickie project. The blocks are sitting next to me. I basted two paper plates full of hexies, and then finished four blocks (of 12 hexies).
The reds in these are two reds that I had a lot of fabric in, so I of course have many more hexies in this red.. more flowers. I need to finish these flowers so that I can spread them throughout the quilt top, and not end up with a big section of them all clumped together. I also don't want all of this fabric stuck around the edges where I have to fill in partial blocks. That will be next... piecing together the top, and then filling in the partial blocks. Hopefully some pictures of a top coming together very soon..