Friday, May 5, 2023

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Organization, and Some Other Stuff!

Hi, all!

Here we are, Friday again, and not only Friday, but the first one of May!  It's hard to believe how fast this year is flying by, isn't it?  But Friday means that it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on, so let's get going!


It's been an interesting and diverse week in my neck of the woods this week - it started out with working on all of these machines at church to be sure they were running well.  Most of them just had tension or threading issues that were easily remedied.  We've had so many quilters coming to our group meetings we've had a hard time finding working machines to put them at, but that's fixed now!

Next up was this quilt.  I'm only showing a progress shot because it's a gift, but once it's given, I'll share pics of the finished quilt!

I did a lot more organizing in the studio this week, too!  I went to Target to get more of these bins....

...but they were completely out, not only at my store, but all over the area, and I couldn't order any more!  What was a girl to do?  But then I saw these larger bins....

...which it turns out hold four times as much for only twice the price!  So even though I was dealt lemons, I ended up with lemonade!

Here you can see my fabric storage, with the Target bins on the top shelf.  It's nice that the smaller bins will still stack on top of the larger ones, so there's no wasted space.  And I'm confessing here (and a little bit embarrassed by the fact) that the first three cubbies, seventeen of those small bins, is fat quarters!  But I think I've finally found them all, and now that they are all together, I can see what I have and start using them.

And Thursday I got this quilt ready (it needed a couple of blocks turned) and loaded on the frame, ready to be quilted on Friday!

And best of all, this week we delivered twenty-five quilts to our high school minister to be distributed to our graduating seniors!  Look at that fabulous group of sewing sisters!

And I had this beautiful little visitor on my bird feeder this week - I'm not sure what kind of bird it is, and I haven't seen him since - so I guess I just had a visit from the bluebird of happiness!

So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?


And now it's your turn!

What's got you whooping it up this week?

What's making you do a little happy dance?

Share!  We want to dance right along with you,

And it's always more fun to dance with friends!

The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.

Hope to see you there!




  1. Wow! Your fabric organizing is coming along great! The new bins for FQs and the larger windowed bins are perfect for fabric storage as you can see what is in there.

    Can’t wait to see see the completed quilt gift. You’ve been busy! What a wonderful group of sewing sisters you have. The grads are sure to love their quilts. 🤗

  2. Love those clear bins. It is always nice to be able to view what fabric is where. The fabrics in the progress shot quilt are adorable. Looking forward to seeing that quilt all finished.

  3. That looks like an indigo bunting you have at your feeder 😊

  4. Whoop Whoop for working sewing machine and a well organized studio. Wish mine was coming along that good. You rock! ;^)

  5. What a great week and a great organizational leap--looks great! The bird is a beauty!

  6. Next time I'm 'over the river' at my daughter's in Detroit, I will have to make a side trip to Target to check out those bins. I only have four wicker IKEA baskets (use the rest of the shelves for yardage) in my IKEA cube organizer, but clear is better. That bird is gorgeous; hope it is nesting and making lots of babies.

  7. Sorry have no idea what happened when putting in my blog. Certainly did not mean to have four show up.

  8. Wow Sarah you've got lots to whoop about! That peek of the gift quilt looks really pretty, looking forward to the full reveal. Your fabric storage is the thing of dreams <3 And that is one very beautiful blue bird!!

  9. Sarah, I love all your organization, and no doubt that you will put all that fabric to good use. And I love seeing all the sewists who create graduation quilts! My mom's tiny rural church does the same thing.

  10. That bird looks like an Indigo bunting to me.

  11. That baby quilt you're making has such beautiful colors!
    (Google won't let me sign in, hence, my name and blog url.)

  12. You can never underestimate the power of organization! And yours is so pretty, with all those clear bins. Congrats on all the grad quilts!


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