Friday, June 12, 2009

The Big Tidy-Up!

What a week - the big tidy-up is on and everyone thinks I have gone crazy! I guess we all get like that at times - nothing is neat enough! Lucky I have my little slave driver to help me along - DD, Danielle moves likes greased lightning and I have to try to keep up with her!

We were sitting down having a cuppa when the mailman arrived - look at this wonderful surprise that came in the Pincushion Swap - it was sent by Karrin and I am really so thrilled and happy, thank you, Karrin

Lots of gorgeous pink fabrics, a Quick Unpick and such a gorgeous girly pincushion - how very thoughtful! I must finish off my swap today and get it posted!

Another little surprise above - from Stephanie - a gorgeous little fabric pack and some new pins for my new pincushion - will look cute, won't it? Thank you so much Stephanie and you really shouldn't have - though I must admit I love surprises! This has been a week for them and I just love that feeling!
Shopping last week at Ikea with a big tidy-up in mind, I bought this great set of little drawers - they are metal, but still look nice and hopefully will eliminate that 'big black hole' that seems to be with me constantly wherever I live - I am forever putting things in a really safe place and then forget where that place is - a few more days of tidying and I am sure I will fill it up! I wish I could find a fabric sorter out there - one that could group everything just where I want it - never mind, I'll get there, I guess!
Another weekend nearly upon us - all you lucky girls at the Sydney Show will be having a wonderful time - make sure you visit www.quiltersguildnsw.com/quiltshow go through all the categories - really wonderful!

23 Lovely People said ...:

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Doesn't it just feel good to do a big clean-up? Now if all that stuff would just stay where it belongs!

MGM

Mildred said...

What cute and thoughtful packages you received Lurline. I love your new cabinet and am envious of all your tidying up.

Hope you have a grand weekend.

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

You just gotta love the postman! What lovely parcels you have received. Let me know when you find a fabric sorter - desperately needed at my house.

Rita

Nedra said...

Lovely presents, and the clean up looks wonderful. I love Ikea too.

em's scrapbag said...

Cleaning up feels so good.
Love the pincushion. I need to finish off mine and get in the mail also.

Bev C said...

I hope you aren't too worn out from the big clean up. You received some beautfiul material etc. I hope you can find everything now. When I tidy up it takes a while to remember where I put things. Happy weekend to you.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love the darling pincushion and all that yummy pink fabric. also how sweet is stephanie!!

Chookyblue...... said...

what a a lovely pincushion I received mine in the mail today also........

Mistea said...

That pin cushion is just the cutest. Love all your pretty fabric. Enjoy

Purple and Paisley said...

lovely mail for a lovely lady from lovely friends...☺...

my to do list soon? a huge clean-up here, too! it feels so good to do a thorough tidying!

loulee said...

Wonderful goodies, that must have made a welcome break in between the clean up.

Julia said...

That pin cushion is just the cutest. Hope you can find everything now you have put things away, neat and tidy...I really need to do the same.
have a great weekend..
Hugs Julia ♥

Kathie said...

cute pincushion and I love that charm pack of fabrics
will look forward to seeing what you make with it

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Lurline! Lucky you to get such yummy goodies in your mailbox - only bills in mine this week! :0) Love that sheep card Stephanie sent you - so cute! Hope your clean up continues on schedule and that it unclutters your space so you can create more - I'm managing to keep my sewing room pretty tidy ... so far ... after my big clean up - yay me! Tee! Hee! Hee! Have a great weekend - Bear Hugs! KRIS

Sweet P said...

Lovely goodies in your mailbox this week. The cabinet from IKEA is cool. I love shopping at IKEA. It's too bad the closest one is two hours away from me.

Rumi said...

What lovely surprises! I made myself that very same hat pincushion--but in pink!

Stephanie said...

A good mail day! That is a darling pincushion. Enjoy your Snippets. Love the file cabinet. If I had the space I'd have one to help get and keep me more organized.

Fiona said...

There must be something in the air Lurline - I feel so much better after my tidy up

Myra said...

A wonderful pincushion and goodies you've received there Lurline! Good for you! 8-)

Nice cabinet for your cleanup! 8-)

Happy stitchings!

QUILTILNLG IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Hi Lurline--what pretty things you got in the mail--I made myself one of those hat pincushions a while back and I put some of each of the different straight pins in use for projects and it sits by my rocker, so I always have the correct pins for the right job!!!! And I have a little message for you from Lady Perkins--she wants you to visit and to see her "home"--Love, Di

Micki said...

I love to have it all tidy and neat. Love your goodies in the mail!
Micki

Julie said...

I could do with a couple of sets of those drawers, very nice.

Helz said...

So You have one of those Big Black Holes Too Lurline !!! That great set of Drawers would have galvanised me into action also... have always wanted to visit Ikea... One Day !