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189: Shaky Shake

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  1. Love how you are organizing the fabric. The sewing room is going to be a fabulous retreat when you get it done. In the meantime, I hope you get to see a little bit.
    Glad you were able to visit your folks and that you wore a mask.

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    1. Thank you! It’s a lot of work but it’s very pretty for sure! Hopefully it will be in working order soon, though I mostly lazed around this weekend instead of working on it, haha. If only I didn’t have to work 😀

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  2. See = sew, I just don’t know why autocorrect wants to think for me. It changes words after I have looked at what I typed (usually before I hit the space bar). Oh well, most of us that sew can laugh at the sight of see and know what the writer means.

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    1. It seems like any time I finally convince my phone that I’m far more likely to type ‘sew’ than ‘see’ it seems like I wind up breaking or losing that phone and I have to start all over again, haha 😀

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  3. Oh it’s so much easier to buy than use! I love your shelving. I know it’s a lot of work but it’s gonna be so lovely when you are done.

    Ahhh I’m so glad you got to see your parents. I completely understand. I would have to wear a mask if I saw my mom. It’s to far to travel right now. I don’t work in the public and I’d still do it.

    I hope your unpacking continues smoothly.

    Take care

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    1. I spent a lot of time stress shopping over the last 12 or so years, which is awful. The stress, for better or worse, is gone now, but all this fabric is still hanging around. I guess there are worse things I could have done with all that money – a drug habit? – but time to sew sew sew.

      It was really good to see my family. I worry about them and none of us are great phone talkers, so we wind up not talking for long stretches, and ugh. I miss them being able to travel here as often as they used to. (My dad is driving again though, so if the world ever calms down they might come out, though not in winter. We will see. People in rural Saskatchewan and Alberta do not mask up, so them needing to stop 3-4 times on the way makes me a little nervous.)

      The unpacking continues, but the pace is slow. One of these days it’ll be done!

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      1. Oh so many worse habits to have to deal with stress. It only in the last few years that I have gotten into better habits with stress and anxiety. I find intense work outs help with my anxiety and being in nature helps with stress. It took be years to figure that out. The good news is you have beautiful fabric to use now.

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        1. I may not look like it, but I do spend a lot of time out walking and for exactly that reason. Lately I haven’t walked much since all I do right now is spend time unpacking or thinking about unpacking (ugh), but I want to get back to it because it does help a lot. Seems like it needs to be outside to work, though. (And I wouldn’t say I’m particularly intense about anything… but fresh air and blue skies goes a long way.)

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          1. I think the intense running type workouts are probably just tiring me out. It’s helpful for me with anxiety. But in general being outside walking or around nature is very stress reducing. One thing I miss about NC is all the places to hikes and be outside I the mountains or woods. Here it’s good weather but such a huge population that finding nature is a little more labor intensive. I definitely have tried the last few months to get out for walks or bike rides through the Bayous.
            I definitely live in a very sunny place and that helps. I hope your sorting is coming along. My space is super disorganized right now.
            Maybe seeing your pretty shelves will motivate me to do mine.

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            1. There is tons of hiking and stuff around here (mountains, of course!), but I tend to stay close to home and just walk this loop that goes near a highway (and has too much road noise), but it’s still nature enough to be good. I like to finish where I can loop around a stormwater pond that is home to a lot of birds and is further away from the major roads.. it’s a longer walk by far that way, but it’s a nice addition. Being outdoors is very restorative, I guess 😀

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  4. OMG! I love your work area. I like the idea of being able to see the fabric. Yours is so organized. Do you put the fabric on cardboard or some other method? I’m going to dream about doing mine the same way.

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    1. Some of it is on cardboard. I bought all these Billy bookcases this summer and have taken far more of them for fabric than I was really expecting! (Ahhhh! There’s too much!!) So I have these sort of size groups…. FQ and smaller, then bigger than FQ to about 3/4 yd, and then 3/4 yard to maybe 2.5 yard. Anything bigger than that is still going to be in a bin with all my quilt backing sized pieces. So the biggest pieces – everything above about 3/4 yard – is folded around comic book boards (in the 6 3/4″ x 10 1/2″ size). The next size down (larger than FQ) is folded in a similar way, but they’re only maybe 4-5″ side, though the same height. And then the FQs are also folded the same way, but then in half again so that there is more fabric visible on the fold. It’s a scary thing seeing it all up on a wall the way I have it! I have a wall of fabric! It’s really nice to have it done, though, because it’s very, very clear exactly what I’ve got… no hiding anything! And no room for more, so I guess I really, really can’t buy more unless I take some out, right?!

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  5. KRISTEL. I know it’s the first of the month, but still. I’m so excited to see you!

    I’m so glad to see you’re at the point of putting things away! Your wall looks a bit fabric-shop like, but dang, girl, think of all the projects in your future. You’ve done more or less the same thing I did, which is ditch as many bins as possible. If you can’t see it, you definitely can’t use it.

    We see my daughter once a week and we all wear masks just in case. It’s just better safe than sorry. ♥

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    1. There’s a lot of projects in my future! Or there better be, anyway, haha! SOOOO MUCH FABRIC. It’s kind of stressful, actually, because the way it was let things hide and so I could buy more without noticing how much it was stacking up. I’m glad I haven’t been buying this summer! (Also stressful, because it was basically a lot of stress-shopping, and I kind of hate the association.)

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  6. Lady your new lair is already so awesome and fantastic and you are going to sew your little heart out down there! So bright and colorful and inspiring. REALLY. You are doing the right thing. I am working on getting all my fabric where I can see it too. But thank god I don’t have as much as you do, lol. I would not be able to MOVE my room is so small, lol.

    On the mask wearing, if my parents will still with us, I would totally be doing the same thing. I wore it to visit my sister right before she moved back to Texas last week. She thought I was being over cautious, and I just said YOU’RE WELCOME, lol.

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    1. The bookshelves really make a difference for getting it visible.. I’m hoping that seeing it all will make it easier to use instead of always thinking I haven’t got whatever it is I need. I mean, clearly there isn’t much I haven’t got when it comes to colours, anyway! It kind of bugs me in some ways, how much fabric I have, but that’s maybe a story for some other video. It is what it is, now I just need to work on using some more of it. (By which I mean actually finishing a few things!!)

      A guy from my parents church who has been doing some work at the house for them came by and thought it was weird I was wearing a mask, but I was kind of like… Okay, if I can show my parents that love them by being vaguely uncomfortable… then mask me up. And if it turns out to have been for nothing? It was at worst vaguely uncomfortable.. who really gives a shit if it turned out to be pointless?

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  7. Your fabric looks so inviting. All the different areas of color make me want to come over and touch it all. Can’t wait to see all the stuff you make and the other colors you will have on display!

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  8. Ugh, unpacking is completely the worst! I guess it’s not quite as bad as the moving but still…

    Those bookshelves with your fabric so neatly settled just look so warm and cozy and inviting. The space is going to be wonderful. Good luck with starting to use it—hopefully seeing it will inspire you.

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    1. Thank you! I’m still short a few pieces of furniture before it’ll really be finished, but I’m looking forward to that, whenever it happens 😀 It is very inspiring seeing it all out in front of me. And a little scary too haha.

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