My committment to a healthier lifestyle is a major part of my day/week. Making it to the YMCA for workouts and then eating healthy can really take up some time. My quilting business is a major focus and I try to keep customer quilts moving and finished on time. Then there is the usual household stuff, laundry, grocery shopping, blah blah. I also hope to get a bedroom painted this week, clean the carpet in that room, and find a new curtain, hang up pictures, etc. I hope this endeavor goes better than the bathroom "sprucing up".
And then there is this:
The problem is that I usually hesitate to cut scraps up until I know what I'm going to need them for, but after a while it gets out of hand. So my thought for this week's, down and relaxation time, is to cut 10" squares like layer cakes, and 5" charms from this unruly pile. What is left can be cut in 2.5" strips, which I use a lot. After that the small stuff goes into my string and crumb bins, which are all sorted by colors. I'd really like to get all of the above into packages like this:
Here is the the result of a couple of hours yesterday, cutting into 10", 5" squares and 2.5" strips. Since I have a fair amount of quilting books that use cake layers and charms in the patterns, I'm hoping that I can get a handle on this mess. That little bag of neatly trimmed squares sure looks better than the piles.