Friday, December 2, 2011

Too much organization?

To those who care: I now know where my HST's are. In a moment of generosity (that was regretted as soon as the container left my hands to hers) I gave them to a old/new friend. Old friend because I knew her 30+ years ago and a new friend because she has been gone from my life that long. I also gifted her with all the leftover spirals from the Carolina Christmas Mystery. Those I did not regret...the HST's I do.
At least now I know my memory is fading...HA!
I am doing a little pressing and a little cutting.
FYI you can get 15 pair HST from a 22" X 2" strip.

Orca Bay clue#3 has been posted. Wow! I know I have these units already made!

Those of you who know me through the internet have praised me for being organized.

Yet there are times when I am my worst enemy when it comes to keeping spare units.

Below is just an example of how I save the waste triangles by doing the double sewing technique.
They are pressed,labeled and de-eared and ready to be used. I made two Smokey Mountain Stars in pinks and these are my leftovers. Maybe 400 units???
They are saved in really nice plastic containers. Also I save the strawberry/salad containers from the store. Some are even in baggies...labeled of course.
Too many different types of containers makes for a storing nightmare. It is best to find a size that works and buy scads of them.
If you have them around they will get used.
If they are the same they stack better.

 My quandry is that I KNOW I have more than enough HST in black/neutral combination. I just cannot find them! I have spent more time searching for them than it would have taken me to press and cut what I need!
This is one reason I do not like cleaning my sewing/cutting area. I am sure I have tucked that container inside a larger plastic container that may be in an even larger plastic container.
See my problem?
 I know they are somewhere in this house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The squirrel is not too obvious in this picture but the kitties are really enjoying the show!


Jocelyn said...

Your post made me laugh. Not because of your organization, but when I was at the grocery store the other day, there was a lady walking down the aisle, straightening every can on the shelves. At first I thought she was an employee or a salesperson, but NO she was just a customer. It was a very funny sight ;-)

Laurie said...

Oh Subee, you're hilarious! Yes you probably have them in there... somewhere! LOL

Bonnie K. Hunter said...

I've been in a cleaning/organizing frenzy the past couple days. Shhh...don't tell anyone! I cleaned my 2.5" strip bins, ironed each strip, and separated them by color!! OH NO!! I don't know what to do with myself....


Teri said...

Those special places get me quite frequently. I'm glad to hear I am in good company. Hope your husband continues to improve.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Take a breath, you will find them. Maybe in the black or light bin? Good luck! Have a happy day!

angela said...

hahahah I do this all the time. I put things away to keep them safe and then I cannot find them. Until I stop looking and then while looking for something else. Bingo there they are.

Janet O. said...

They'll surface after you have given up and cut new ones. Murphy's Law!

Pat said...

The kitties look like they might be getting ready to invite Mr. Squirell to lunch :)

pcflamingo said...

Sigh. I do that to myself all the time. Then I just have to tell myself, "oh well, I'll find it when I'm looking for something else" and hope for the best.

Kim said...

Don't be so hard on yourself Subee you've had quite a bit of stress to deal with lately and that takes up brain space that knew exactly where those HST were.

Well you'll make more and they will
be better than the last lot!

Still I do envy your organizational can I get my brain to think this way?

Happy Sewing