If you're a REAL quilter, you have at least one UFO (unfinished object) and one WIP (work in progress) stashed in the closet or stacked on a shelf. Maybe you just need quilting suggestions, or maybe a fresh eye from a new online friend can help with block arrangements. How about a UFO swap? Any UFO conversation is welcome.

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Comment by Cheri Foster on December 12, 2012 at 12:46pm

When I start on a project the pattern, fabric and thread is all put in a bag.  I use those zip up bags that you get when you buy comforters or sheets at the store.  They are cheap and very handy and a great way to recycle. When i travel to a retreat or crafting bee I just pick up the bags that house the projects I will be working on that day and put them in a large bin that is easy to carry 

Comment by Deanna Davis on December 12, 2012 at 11:51am

@Linda - I have a closet in which I have a wire shelf unit. In that unit, the top shelf has the fabrics that I am using in my log cabin I'm designing (I have enough fabric for another 3-4 quilts once I finish mine LOL), then two shelves have projects in ziploc and/or pillow/sheet bags that include pattern, fabric, parts that may be made. These are those that are intended for someone else (and me too). The next two shelves have fabrics that are coded by color:  whites, tone on tones, reds, blues, greens, backgrounds, christmas ..

Then under the shelf unit I have a bin with fabrics that don't fit the above  LOL I also have bins that I have emptied to go into these shelves that have a few more projects that can now fit on the shelves  ..

This room used to be a mother-in-law quarter type, so this closet is huge ! I have a shelf for batting and pillows, a floor to ceiling shelf that holds all my books,  my scrapbooking is under another section .. I'm lucky for now, but when we move ?  who knows ..

Good luck !


Comment by Linda McClanahan on December 12, 2012 at 11:37am

I hope all of you ladies get to feeling better soon.  It isn't fun to be sick when there is so much to do and having the stress of the holidays as well. 

I have a silly does everyone keep their UFO projects together and then out of the way?  My organization is becoming more and more chaotic and I think I need a system.....I know I need one better than the one I have now.  When I started I was foolish enough to think I would finish every project and wouldn't have any UFO's!  I'm embarrassed to tell you I have more ideas, patterns, and fabric than finished projects.

Again, I hope each of you feel better soon.  I sure enjoy reading the comments and feel part of the group, even though I hover most of the time.

Comment by Deanna Davis on December 12, 2012 at 10:34am

Overnight we got down to 15F .. water trough had 1/2" of ice on it ... I turn the chicken waters upside down to keep the flow open and we lost power this morning @ 6:30. Thankfully my heat comes on at 5:30 to warm up the house. However, I feel like I'm right back to where I was when I went to the doctor in the first place 3 wks ago, and why is that? So he gets another $110 for me to go back to get more meds. I'm pissed. I felt so good last week and had 3 assignments. And now ? I've got an assignment tomorrow for 1/2 day, that shouldn't kill me -- but I have got to kick this !

Binding finished and quilt ready to wash -- now that the power is back on I can do it.  Now -- on to machine quilting the applique quilt --

And I'm waiting anxiously for daughter to let me know if she got her box !


Comment by Linda Koller on December 12, 2012 at 10:26am

Just tell the doctor "pearls". He'll know what you are talking about,but they may only give them to people who can't have cough syrups. Just a minute I'll go get the bottle.....tessalon perle...but I have the generic benzonatate. Again, I get them because I can't use cough syrups. This morning my lungs hurt so bad I had to pull out my nebulizer. I feel like going back to bed again. Hugs. Everyone feel better.

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 12, 2012 at 9:58am

These things always hit when you're too busy to "be sick", hope you gals feel better in time to enjoy time with family over the holidays.

Comment by Deanna Davis on December 11, 2012 at 8:13pm

Glad you could check in Beth -- I feel ya ! I had to call the doctor today myself. Been off the meds for just 2 wks and it all came back today -- the coughing/hacking, the throat, the compression in my chest, wheezing. I've had soup and an apple today and I think I'm going for the 5th !

Linda -- I want the name of those pearls !

Comment by Linda Koller on December 11, 2012 at 6:56pm

Beth feel better soon. I'm on my 3rd round of z-pack in 6 weeks. Are you using cough syrup? I'm allergic to 1 ingredient. So the doctor put me on a little gold pill they call pearls...I don't know what the real name is. But doctors call them pearls too. Helps my coughing almost immediately. I used to drink Jeigermeister. Miracle drug!! (I meant the pills.) Keep you in my prayers. Hugs.

Comment by Beth A. North on December 11, 2012 at 6:12pm

Quick hello ladies.  Trying to keep my head above water like Linda and still dealing with this cold as well.  The cough just won't go away. 

I guess if ya really want, just drink the 5th and call it a day.  You will be so hungover that you will forget you had a cold. LOL

Great finishes ladies, love the roosters.  Will have to look when I can breath.  Just wanted to pop in and say hello.  Miss you all.

Comment by Linda Koller on December 11, 2012 at 5:33pm

Deanna I love the rooster runner. The sun will really add to it. You can send some of the fudge and sugar cookies my way!

I'm going to try to start one of my Christmas quilts next. I hope to start cutting tomight. It's been so long...let's see...never...that I've made myself anything for Christmas. I take that back. 2 years ago I made a snowman mini quilt. I just need to get off this computer so I can get started. Later girls.


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