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Quiltville’s Quips & Snips!!: It took All Day!


I tackled some huge jobs at Quiltville Inn in preparation for Wednesday’s retreat opening.

I’ve been eager to redo the linen storage room off the upstairs lobby since earlier than I broke my foot.

It appeared that all the pieces that was thought of overflow from seasonal décor to returning quilt group storage (As a result of that they had one other group coming the following month, and that is okay by me!) to misplaced and located left behind objects and – OH, SO MANY QUILTS simply discovered locations to land “wherever”.

Yesterday the time got here.  And sure, it took ALL DAY.

I began by taking all the pieces out that was both on prime of a desk, beneath a desk or stacked on the ground.

It at all times will get worse earlier than it will get higher, proper?  At the least that’s what I am informed.

It is the explanation that although I knew I wished to do it, I could not do it with fast flip arounds between retreats whereas retreat season was occurring.

After which it was the useless of winter and I simply did not wish to do it then both.

May this be a little bit of early spring fever approaching?

It began to look higher instantly.

So long as I did not look over my shoulder on the mess everywhere in the lobby!

Some rearranging was wanted to make higher use of the house.

I wished all the towels and linens on ONE rack, and the housekeeping provides on the opposite.

Because it was beforehand, there was a few of each – and a complete lot of “Simply stick it wherever there’s a spot.”

I moved the black desk over to create an area the place I may retailer a couple of machines beneath it, and nonetheless use the highest as a “shelf” if I wanted to.

I took all the vacation décor that wasn’t a quilt – wreaths, flower preparations, pumpkins and fall stuff, Christmas stuff out of this closet.

The smaller runners are within the eating room buffet.  Desk preparations and issues are within the backside of the china cupboard within the eating room for fast switcheroos with the change of seasons.

Stuff that would not match within the eating room storage are actually within the cellar divided into totes.

The cellar is one other problem, and at all times needing a revamp!

How I left issues!

And would you have a look at that – I spy empty cabinets.  Although I am certain not for lengthy as issues proceed to shift to turn into higher round right here.

I am not even certain if the white folding desk will keep in right here – nevertheless it was useful for folding the quilts earlier than getting them on to cabinets.

One of many cabinets in straightforward attain has quilts “of a sure measurement” that match the hanging rods downstairs so I can simply change them out too.

The one factor I did NOT discover?  My Winter Blues quilt which appears to be hiding someplace.  I will have to do a deep dive into the house quilt vault AKA the visitor room closet to see if it bought put away wrong-side-out so I am unable to see it.

Now inform me – IS there such a factor as too many quilts?

I actually do not factor so.  We simply want extra cabinets!

And perhaps extra bannister house!

I additionally took some favourite vintage quilts and bought them out of darkish of storage and displayed them on the railing for quilters to take pleasure in.  This made me smile!

Should you visited yesterday, you should have seen this.  

A month after the reveal the thriller is faraway from my web site, rewritten, and offered to you as a PDF sample for buy.

And sure, there’s a gift-away!  I will be drawing for two winners to every obtain  Chilhowie in PDF booklet kind.

(No cloth gift-away this time, however that will likely be taking place with one thing ELSE subsequent week, so keep tuned for that too!)

Get your entry ion on yesterday’s put up.

And when you missed taking part in our thriller this yr – there’s at all times subsequent yr! Be watching for information to be launched Halloween.   

Introductory Particular:

Chilhowie PDF Sample Booklet is now 25% off by way of 2/28/23.  No coupon wanted!  Hurry now and save!

Sample reverts to full on 3/1/23.

Some implausible shares popping out of our Quiltville’s Open Studio group on Fb!

Improbable job!

(And I like what she did with the again!)

Great end, Patty!

I like seeing what you make – you all encourage me a lot!

On to immediately – Good friend Martha goes to satisfy me on the inn at 10 am to get these beds made. Housekeeper Susan will likely be arriving round 9am to begin working her magic.

I bought blinds and ceiling followers dusted yesterday as nicely – so we’re forward of the sport.

I flipped mattresses after the final retreat the primary weekend in December so that they’ve had 2 months to relaxation and refresh.

All the Valentine décor is out and prepared – and we simply want quilters!

I used to be additionally informed by the Hubster (who got here to repair a gutter downspout that blew down in yesterday’s gusty wind) that the daffodils on the again hillside are about 2” above the bottom.  Oh YAY!

I am afraid to be “too excited” about that as a result of it’s nonetheless technically winter and we have had snow/ice storms clear into March earlier than.

However the hope for spring is there!

Quiltville Quote of the Day –

I discover that GOAL + DEADLINE = MOTIVATION!   For me it’s deadlines that maintain me on observe.  

The tasks that don’t have deadlines simply don’t appear to imply as a lot to me and so they can languish and even be forgotten about whereas I fritter off desirous to attempt the following factor that tickles my fancy.

Holding observe of and updating my progress, and making quick time period objectives of which models I’m engaged on subsequent, kitting them up so they’re prepared to stitch, planning my time to maintain making progress helps me KEEP making progress.

How do you keep motivated on a challenge? Share within the feedback part beneath!

Have a terrific Tuesday, everybody!



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