The Masterpiece by Javan

The Masterpiece by Javan

We are born into the world like a blank canvas and each person that crosses our path takes up the brush and makes his mark upon our surface

So it is that we develop

But we must realize there comes a day that we must take up the brush and finish the work

For only we can determine if we are to be just another painting or a Masterpiece. Javan

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Word Up Saturday Sewing - Done

Kelly from Charming Girls and Kris from Dandelion Quilts are having a sewing party this afternoon.

We are suppose to make something depicting our word chosen to represent this year. Since mine are ASSESS - ADAPT - OVERCOME - I elected to live my words today and will take the opportunity to sort, throw, recycle, giveaway and pack all my patterns. Quite an undertaking since I like to copy and print free patterns from the internet. It has become a "refresher" remembering so many of them and the reason I copied them to begin with. Here is a picture of the start and hopefully today will end with a hugh finish.

This picture does not show the four three-inch notebooks that I will also be looking through.  Wish me luck and I look forward to seeing all the lovely creations everyone comes up with.   Judy C in on her own personal packing journey today.
Just after 5 pm here on the East coast and I have finished my little "pack along".


Let's start off with refreshments - I was so busy I almost forgot to get to them, but I did not want to let you down.  I ate about half while I was watching Private Benjamin.  Golly, I haven't seen that one in a long time and that is just what was on the TV when I started my mission.

Patterns to be recycled to others, plus there were three bags of trash.  I did add a lot to them and I feel so much lighter.

Patterns I am keeping and have now packed in their own little place.  That was hard getting everything rounded up.  I ended up with two tubs of patterns with kits.

Three tubs of empty binders and pattern books. Binders to the next garage sale.

Empty baskets that use to be full of quilts kits and patterns that were all packed along with all the quilting magazines that I had and have now donated to local quilt shop.  I can now find things.
Me thinks DWHusband will need to get me some more tubs before I can finish all the shelves.  One tub is just full of totes, I couldn't believe it - I know what people are getting for birthdays this year.

The table and the shelf in the back have been cleared.  What a wonderful day I had living my "words up."  I really did not want to make anything today using these words, because as soon as we move, I am picking a new word - JOYFUL!!!

Hope everyone had a productive day and something to show for it while they traveled along their journey.  Judy C


Quilt Hollow said...

Sometimes these things can be so overwhelming to me! I mean, what if I might want it later down the road..would I regret tossing it, giving it away....but we have to let go and I see you are doing wonderfully getting all organized and downsized! Well Done!

Carol said...

What a great, great day you had!

joan said...

Wow! That was an amazing task.. It was a fun day so glad we could spend it together!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

WOW - you really stuck to your task and finished, too. Love that you are paying it forward by sending things on to others. A clear work table and lots of organized space leads to great creativity.

taylorsoutback said...

Very Impressive Judy! It sure gives you a new perspective on future quilting projects, doesn't it?
I think that is why we have the month of January - everybody I know is sorting and organizing!

Like your selection of snacks too!