Friday, November 3, 2023

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? It's The Little Things....


Hi, all!

Friday has shown its beautiful face once again, and we all know what that means - - - it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  I hope you're ready, because I sure am!  Let's go!


I've got a lot of little things I'm whooping about this week, and since we have to start somewhere, I'll start with the one that was the least fun, but the most gratifying!  These two very messy spots in my studio....

...had been bothering me for the longest time - they were catch-alls and just totally cluttered!  But because they weren't in an area I work in frequently, I just ignored them and worked on other things.  Well, I decided that I was going to start working on cleaning up some of these neglected areas, and now it looks like this!

Isn't it amazing how much better that looks?  I honestly don't know why I let it get as bad as it did, but there's always something more pressing to work on, I guess.  

After I finished the cleaning, I decided to reward myself by doing a little fabric pull for a fall quilt for my king size bed.  Aren't those colors gorgeous?  I had thought I might do a teal or dark blue background, but then someone on Instagram suggested a purple background.....

...and after some heavy-duty cutting on Thursday, now I have a "quilt-in-waiting"!  I can't wait to start putting these blocks together!

Now, this is probably a strange thing to be whooping over, but this week I ran out of 1.5"x2" post-it notes, which are a staple in my studio.  I use them to mark all kinds of things - the sizes of flimsies, the size of pieces cut for quilt tops (an absolute necessity for some of the quilts I make!), and the lengths of my binding scraps, among other things.  None of my local haunts had them in stock, so I looked on Amazon and found a pack of 50!!!  I may not run out for years, and I feel absolutely decadent having this many on hand.  Those of you who also have office supply fetishes can feel me, I'm sure!

And last, but definitely not least, check out the awesome hoodie my husband gave me for my birthday!  And yes, that is Bree right on the front.  He found a company that takes your photo of your pet, converts it to a line drawing, and embroiders it on a shirt.  I've even got her name embroidered on one of the sleeves!  Now everyone knows just who I belong to!!

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 that's great progress on the prep work,it's a good feeling to be able to just dive into a project!

  2. My problem is "curating" bundles for future quilts (which I usually end of raiding for another project) stacked on every surface. I go through lots of post-its, too.

  3. What a wonderful post! I do love a cleaned up area to work in, too, so I can appreciate the results. The hoodie is perfection itself! (belated happy birthday!)

  4. I use post it's like that too. I started using a large basting stitch and sew it to the edge of the fabric, quilt top, batting scrap so it doesn't fall off.
    I also keep a numbered list of each batting scrap, size, type of batting before it goes into a bin. When I need a piece of batting for a small project, check the list for the best piece to use and retrieve it from the bin, cross it off the list.

  5. That sweater is AWEsome! Well done with the cleaning up. It's something I have to do too in my sewing room ... if I can still call it that, lol. Looking forward to seeing your leaf and purple quilt grow. Have a great weekend. ;^)

  6. OMGosh! I thought I was the only weirdo that had an office supply fetish! I love post-its, note books, , sheet protectors, file folders. And what a cute hoodie! An amazing thoughtful gift! Well done on the tidying up!

  7. I love your new embroidered jumper. What a wonderful gift!

  8. Cleaning out is so satisfying but so draining with so many decisions to be made.

  9. Congrats on the studio kitchen clean-up, Sarah!! I can relate to those piles of things on any flat surface. I'm SEW guilty of ignoring them, too!

  10. Love the clean up! I keep moving some same piles in my studio...gotta fix that. Love the sweatshirt!


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