Monday, February 27, 2012

The Week that was………

Actually it’s more than a week since I posted…. My days just fly by…

Monday I decided it was time I cleaned out the cave. It took me two days.


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Halfway through it looked worse than when I started.

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Can’t believe this is my CAVE.  Wonder how long it will be like this.

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I even tidied all my stitchery patterns and put them in my lovely folder Christine made for me.

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I can now find things in the cupboard.

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Did a good job at filling the big garage bag…..


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Now I could get into some serious quilting on my Henrietta Whiskers and Friends quilt. It has been under the machine all week. By Friday I had it all finished.

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Then I worked on another UFO. A sewing caddy I started years ago at a CWA workshop. Sew now I have two finishes for this month.

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Oh!  Also received some nice mail
My Swap Block from France.

Block from Isabelle Feb 2012


A great pattern book from Teresa and cute FQs came from the US

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Another beautiful pattern book from Marls in NZ.

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and my label for the Christmas Tree wall hanging from Sunny in the US. Sunny had not put one on when she sent it earlier.
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Now it is stitched on.
Thank you Ladies…

Yesterday DH come home from the shop with these…….

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Love them….

Wishing you all a wonderful week.
Maria

29 comments:

  1. Your cave looks great! I should have done the same in my sewing room too, maybe I should start tonight.
    Great sewing as well!

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  2. What a wonderful week! Productive, creative and lots of wonderful gifts!

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  3. A busy week Maria - love your Henrietta Whiskers - that's still on my to-do list :-) - and lots of lovely new goodies. I always work so much better when I have a tidy cave but I cant keep it that way for long!

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  4. What a productive week! Now will you please come and clean my cave? It's always fun when you see the desk/table top that's been buried for awhile.

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  5. how lucky you are to get all those treasures in the mail! and flowers too! I love your henrietta quilt. I finished up a UFO this week too and got 2 quilts ready to go to the quilter! Yay!

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  6. Your cave looks good Maria. You really wonder how it ends up getting just so messy. I always find it looks worse once you start tidying up too! Your Henrietta Whiskers quilt looks great. So does the sewing caddy. I love the fabric you've used. Hugs, Christine

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  7. loving the before during and after shots of cleaning up the cave!
    Narnia gets like that all too frequently

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  8. Big job Maria.... I wish you lived close and could pop over and help with mine!!! Love your header picture - and your finishes are so great - are you putting Henrietta on a bed? and great mail for you this week too...
    Hugz

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  9. Congratulations !!! Your place is ready for more work now !!!
    Florence

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  10. what a huge tidy up, inspiring spaces now. Your henrietta quilt looks so beautiful, well done on the finish!! Lovely mail deliveries too.

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  11. lovely size sewing room maria and lovely finishes,how lovely are those flowers.xx

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  12. looks like you had a great week! so much done - love love love the henrietta quilt - so cute!!!

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  13. Things always weem to get messier before they get tidy. I need to do a big clean up but it seems such a big job. Your Henrietta quilt is just lovely. Of course I collected all the patterns but haven't even thought about beginning. Keep up all that lovely sewing.

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  14. Well done with the cleaning up! I've been doing my cave now for three weeks and I'm not even halfway. I did spend the weekend sewing tho'

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  15. Wonderful job of cleaning up your sewing space , I could sure do the same thing . Love your Henrietta , mine is waiting on my table to be quilted , my next job! You have had a very productive week :-)

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  16. What a wonderfully productive week you've had.

    I love the Henrietta quilt!! Doesn't it feel great to finish up those UFOs - and to do it in such a clean cave!

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  17. O Maria ,
    I totally Love it all! You are such an inspiration! I loved that Country Quilting - did my poor eyeballs spot a cat on that quilt?

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  18. What a sweet husband! :o) Two finishes, that's great. Your quilt looks great, and love the sewing caddy. Looks like some fun packages to receive, too. Happy Monday, Maria! xo

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  19. Your cave looks amazing after it's 'makeover' wonder how long it would take to make my space that tidy??
    I just need to find the table to get a quilt basted then quilted.
    Love your Henrietta quilt perfect colours for that mischievous squirrel.
    Enjoy your new space.

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  20. You have been busy and have lots to show for it. Well done.

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  21. You have been busy..funny how things always look worse before they get better in a tidy up...lots of lovely things to show and some great finishes... you must be pleased...love the flowers...

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  22. You certainly have been very busy Maria! It's always lovely to see photos of your finished projects and those swaps :-)

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  23. You did a great job. I have been cleaning up my little work station too this weekend. Even though it is small it is taking me some time.

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  24. Wow does that feel better.
    It is so nice to set aside some time to put things in order, it makes you feel better.
    Love to check out that new book you got. Love to see you soon Love Sandra

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  25. Geez you have been a very very busy lady there... your cave looks wonderful and tidy and sorted... the squirrel quilt is wonderful a great finish xxx

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  26. Your cave looks great and I love your Henrietta quilt, the orange pumpkins really pop! You have been busy.

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  27. Your cave look good can you come and help me get mine looking as good as your, love you flower this week a touch of green. jinnie

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  28. What a great week!! Love your cave!

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