Saturday, November 20, 2010

Billie's Favorite Things - Clip It Up

If Oprah can have her favorite things, I can have mine too. This is my latest favorite thing, the Clip It Up by Simply Renee. These originally started as organizers for scrapbookers, but they are great for us sewers and quilters, too. Check out the website by clicking the link above and see all of the cool items they have.

The pictures below are what I have so far, and I have all of my rulers, cutting gadgets, etc. on these. I have the base unit and an upper tier. I've already ordered another base unit because I think this will be my solution for my patterns. I have so many and I can never find what I am looking for.

All of the rulers I have on this are from 4 drawers that I used for my ruler collection, plus 1 drawer I used for all of my rotary cutters. As I was sorting things out to hang up, I came up with enough duplicate sizes of rulers to supply my tool case that I am working on that will be packed and ready to go for any classes or retreats I attend. I never seem to have what I need where I need it.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Clifty Falls Retreat

I attended another great retreat at Clifty Falls State Park in Madison, Indiana the last weekend in October that was put on by Sharynn's Quilt Box in North Vernon. What a wonderful, relaxing time. I went with the idea that the only thing I was going to accomplish was to relax and de-stress, and that's exactly what I did. I worked on a few projects, came home with patterns and ideas for more projects, and generally just had a great time. This is one of the most amazing places to hold a sewing or quilting retreat.

The Indianapolis Chapter of the ASG will be holding their first retreat there in March. I can't wait. More information on the retreat can be found on the Indy ASG website (click the link above).

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Where did September, October and Half of November GO???

Whoa, I can't believe how fast time is slipping away. I've been busy with everything but sewing, but that should start to change shortly. The thing that took up the majority of my off time the last couple of months was planning the 2010 Annual Meeting for the Indianapolis Chapter of the American Sewing Guild. We had Mary Mulari as our guest speaker. The meeting was great, everything seemed to go smoothly - and all enjoyed Mary's presentation. I came home with tons of new ideas and the items needed to do some of them. I can't wait to get started, but first I really must clean my sewing room again and put everything away. I don't know how things can get so messed up when I'm not even sewing! The picture is what it should look like, but right now you can't even see any white space on this table or anywhere else. I'm too embarrassed to even snap a picture of it.