Wednesday, June 11, 2014

More Organizing, A Gene Black Original and a Surprise from Sinta

Sherri’s Summer Organizing Series over at AQuilting Life is well under way.

Day 6: Notions

I only pulled the items that I used the most and organized those such that they can be placed in easy to reach places…I’ll save some words and just show you the finished photos for this task.

Zippers, extra rotary cutter blades

Marking tools, pins, needles and thimbles

Bottled items, alcohol & q-tips to clean the machine, tape

Everything will stack on shelves or be placed close to the sewing table

I have TONS more notions that will be organized by type and then bagged or boxed and stored in a large Tupperware container.  I’ll show you what I am talking about when the room is back in order.

I mentioned last week that I had received some mail and I’d like to share it with you know.

Do you know Gene Black?  He is an artist, quilter (sews other things as well) and weaver.  His creativity goes beyond my wildest dreams.  Oh, and he happens to live in my home state of Alabama.

When I saw some of the scarves Gene had made I knew I needed really wanted one.  I am an Auburn fan, all things blue and orange.  If anyone could understand that, it would be a fellow Alabamian.  Therefore, I emailed Gene and shared a few details of what I wanted.  Within a very short time I received this…

Gene made it so it is very light weight and I can wear it here in South Florida.  Even though college football is a fall sport, we do not enjoy that change in weather here.  THANK YOU GENE….YOU ALREADY KNOW I LOVE IT!!!


Our dear friend Sinta at a Pink Pincushion sold her home and is getting ready to move.  (How exciting… a new sewing room and all)  In her packing up she uncovered some lovely vintage aprons.  Even though I did not win one of her giveaways, she kindly sent me one anyway.  Love her to pieces!  Check out this cute pink and white apron.

Thank you so much Sinta, I am honored and I absolutely adore this treasure.

I’m still waiting for Sherri’s next assignment so check back later for more organizing progress.



Unknown said...

Such a pretty apron, you lucky girl. Love the organisation of Notions. I am afraid I am a sewing room slob and my notions are a mess!


Anonymous said...

I always have said blog friends are the best! I've been very scarce in blogging and feel bad but sometimes real life takes over and leaves little time for other fun things. Hopefully soon I will get back I to my blog! I've been quilting and want to share so much. Have a great week.

Gene Black said...

Thanks for the shout out.
You look adorable in the apron. The vintage style and the pink look great on you.

Anne said...

The scarf and the apron look fab, Jeanna. I'm intrigued by the "Bagu" crates. May I ask what "Bagu" is?

Abby and Stephanie said...

Totally fabulous scarf. Living in the Buckeye State filled with rabid Scarlet and Grey fans, I totally understand the college color scheme. :o) You are adorable in that apron! Happy Organizing.

Aunt 'Reen said...

What amazing gifts from special talented friends!
You are becoming the Queen of organization - congrats to you!

Karen said...

I don't have enough space near my sewing machine for all the notions I would like to have there. I have tried different ways of organizing it. I just have to remember what part of the sewing room certain items are in. Just too much stuff!

Vicky Hunt said...

Great job on all your organizing! It's kind of addictive when you start...you keep finidng things to improve and organize...:) Love the new scarf and apron. You are beautiful in both. Have a lovely weekend!

Blessings, Vicky

Art and Sand said...

Love your Auburn scarf. About 30 years ago, our best friends moved to Auburn. I watched their kids while they went house hunting. That weekend, they went to an Auburn game and she explained that football was a way of life in Auburn. It sounded like such a fun tradition.

Love the apron too!

Carrie P. said...

You look so cute in your new scarf and apron. Love the pattern of the apron.