Now that we have signed a lease on this house for another year there's some re-organising to be done.
I am fully committed to bringing visual peace and order into each of the rooms, but at the moment there's so much Elefantz 'work stuff' spilling over into each room that it's hard for me to see my home as a sanctuary, and I am a person who needs a sanctuary.
Over the weekend I began sorting through everything and writing lists - strategic plans really - to downsize my supplies during the next month. I also decided to complete some long overdue UFOs, a few each week, which will mean one empty box of guilt removed from the sewing room.
Here's what was completed on Friday night and Saturday.
The 'spots and dots' block I pieced inside a churn dash is now a very sweet pillow which will be posted to one of my toddler granddaughters next week. The back was made from vintage Tilda, in an envelope style with no buttons as this little girl is still at the 'chewing' stage, and the raw side edges are hidden safely inside a French seam.
Second finish was the quilt top I made last year which I'd planned to hang on my office door. At last, the bright and tropical genuine 1960's print has come alive with machine quilting and binding. It beautifully brightens my office entrance!
The third UFO finish over the weekend was using Blossom's "Freebird" block she designed and stitched back in 2010 to make a small table runner.
Blossom stitched this block twice. The first was used in a charity quilt a group of friends and I designed and stitched for the Fresh Hope organisation in 2010. This copy has been safely stored at my place as a gift from Blossom until I could think of how best to display it.
These are the two blocks that Blossom and I made for the "Springtime" quilt...
...and this is the sweet table runner which now frames her precious redwork design. I used some old French General fabric as that's what the donated Springtime quilt was made from.
It's a wonderful feeling to make use of what has already been partially made, and especially when you're delighted with how they finished.
Maybe you have a box of UFOs that may need airing??
I imagine you'll be re-inspired to finish them if you brew a cuppa and gently pull each one out for a look-see today. You never know...