organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 12. ribbons, threads, and fibers.

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Posted: 11/21/2010 1:00:34 PM
good afternoon ladies!


this week, we're organizing our ribbons, threads, and fibers...

here's the link for wookiemouse's blog.


question of the week: do you sew at all on your pages? by hand or by machine?


checklist of things to do during week 12 -
1. read the week 12 post on wookiemouse's blog.
2. answer the question of the week on this thread.
3. organize your ribbons, threads, and fibers.

happy organizing!


Organize Your Stuff Challenge (round 3).

organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 01. space audit.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 02. brainstorming.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 03. clean slate.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 04. paper.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 05. scraps.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 06. photos.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 07. ideas.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 08. projects, unfinished pages, and kits.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 09. embellishments.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 10. alphas.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 11. non-alpha stickers and rub-ons.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 12. ribbons, thread, and fibers.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 13. stamps.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 14. crop supplies.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 15. ink, ink pads, embossing.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 16. paints, glitter, and stickles.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 17. punches.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 18. tools and adhesive.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 19. chipboard (raw).
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 20. die cuts.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 21. pens and pencils.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 22. dies for die cutting machines.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 23. templates.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 24. memorabilia.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 25. negatives.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 26. new items and keeping it neat.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 27. fonts.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 28. cards and card-making supplies.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 29. room and space decor.


Organize Your Stuff Challenge (round 2).

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 01. Space Audit.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 02. Brainstorming.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 03. Clean Slate.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 04. Paper.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 05. Scraps.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 06. Photos.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 07. Ideas.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 08. Projects, Unfinished Pages, and Kits.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 09. Embellishments.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 10. Alphas.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 11. Non-alpha Stickers and Rub-ons.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 12. Ribbons, Thread, and Fibers.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 13. Stamps.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 14. Crop Supplies.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 15. Inks, Ink Pads, and Embossing.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 16. Paint, Glitter, & Stickles.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 17. Punches.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 18. Tools and Adhesives.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 19. Chipboard.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 20. Die Cuts.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 21. Pens & Pencils.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 22. Dies.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 23. Templates.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 24. Memorabilia.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 25. Negatives.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 26. New Items and Keeping it Neat.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 27. Fonts.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 28. Cards and Card-making Supplies.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 29. Room and Space Decor.



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Posted: 11/21/2010 1:17:05 PM
I don't think those little CH boxes would work for me. When I'm going to use ribbon, I have to string several choices across my layout b4 I know which one I'll use. Maybe just plastic bags with color groups in them? any other ideas?

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Posted: 11/21/2010 1:30:27 PM
scrappinjudy -

ribbon ideas -
1. binder rings
2. jars
3. dowel/curtain rods





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Posted: 11/21/2010 3:58:11 PM
question of the week: do you sew at all on your pages? by hand or by machine?

DO I sew? BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! Oh sorry...um, no. I could tell you some of my sewing stories that will have you laughing for hours.


checklist of things to do during week 12 -
1. read the week 12 post on wookiemouse's blog. - Done
2. answer the question of the week on this thread. - Done
3. organize your ribbons, threads, and fibers. - Done (They are in my color bins in glass jars)

Have a good week everyone! I will be knee-deep in my mom's Christmas gift most of this week. I started it today and its not going well. I should've gotten a kit from M's or stuck to one kind of paperline.



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Posted: 11/21/2010 4:56:11 PM
think I'm going to roll them up & secure with little elastic bands that I use to tie up my doggie's hair into piggies! ETA: found this idea on the first round of this organize thread! Not sure about unrolling what's on those thingamajig cardboard roller things or not. I have 2 10-12" high metal dress forms I want to use for some of it, but have to do color sort first! BIG JOB!
then, I'll either store the balls of ribbon in jars, or in a Jetmax drawer, or maybe a rubber stack box (what are they called???)!

No! I don't sew on layouts! I use rub-on stitches!!!

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Posted: 11/21/2010 5:06:23 PM
item #1 (after dinner) is color sort of the ribbons.
I may ditch the fibers!

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Posted: 11/21/2010 5:56:44 PM
question of the week: do you sew at all on your pages? by hand or by machine?

Yes! Mostly by hand because my sewing machine is generally stored away and I'm too lazy to set it up. Currently, it is set up but the bobbin thread tangles up whenever I try to use it, so it's out of commission until I have the patience to fix that. I've tried a quick clean, but still tangles. Sigh.


checklist of things to do during week 12 -
1. read the week 12 post on wookiemouse's blog. Done
2. answer the question of the week on this thread. Done
3. organize your ribbons, threads, and fibers. Partly done.

I used to have my ribbon in a Pull-Ez, but could never see enough of the ribbon for my taste. It became a mess to clean up, unfortunaatly. I don't have the patience to wrap them all on spools or cards, so I opted for binder clips hanging on rings in my closet. I love to see the lengths hanging and they are out of reach of my kids and the dog. Trouble is, I don't have room for all my ribbon there. I guess I'll need to purge. The kids school has a call out for craft supplies that I'll be answering soon!

I love Wookiemouse's solution for felt borders. Will have to do that tonight.





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Posted: 11/21/2010 6:29:31 PM
QOTW: SEW what is that? Oh that was based on the class I took in Jr. High and was doing so poorly I was flunking. Soooo my mother had me bring my projects home and my sister who was a sewing guru completed my projects well enough so I could maintain a B-. I had to complete parts of them so there was no way for me to get an A.

I do have my daughter's sewing machine in my room and it is on my list of to-dos or to-try. I also have the Bazzill Stich It and love those.

Ribbons - Blog will read later when I have more courage. My ribbons are currently in jars and bags in various and sundry places in my room and are sorted by color. BUT I do know where they are even if they are a mess. But due to my upcoming onslaught of guests I will take a pass on this week. Will double up next week when in have time!

Mel - please not my sewing "confession" above so we need details on yours



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Posted: 11/21/2010 7:16:41 PM

I love Wookiemouse's solution for felt borders. Will have to do that tonight.


what is that solution? Pls. post a link!

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Posted: 11/21/2010 7:39:47 PM
checklist of things to do during week 12 -
1. read the week 12 post on wookiemouse's blog. DONE, some great ideas on there this week. I think I missed this week last time

2. answer the question of the week on this thread. see below

3. organize your ribbons, threads, and fibers. DONE - pictures are up

So my answer is very similar to Mel's. When MIL's sewing machine dies a couple of years ago I offered to buy her one to "share". She keeps the machine, I give her my sewing. It's a win-win really

So fabulous DH pretty much left me alone today so I could get super organized in my scrap room. OMG!! What a difference several uninterrupted hours make! I tossed out so much packaging, purged quite a bit and have almost everything off the floor and off my hutch on my desk!! I'm so excited to scrap in there now!

Hope you all have a great week!

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Posted: 11/21/2010 7:46:28 PM


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I love Wookiemouse's solution for felt borders. Will have to do that tonight.
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what is that solution? Pls. post a link!


ScrappinJudy: it's this image near the bottom of her blog post:



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Posted: 11/21/2010 8:46:13 PM
Kris read your post on the other thread. Your DH deserves the best DH award for the week!

Lydia that is impressive. Not sure I can be that organized. Plus I do not have room for that type of system. But would feel like I was in a store!



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Posted: 11/21/2010 10:07:10 PM
Hey all! Sorry I've been slightly MIA! 1/2 days all this past week with the little ones, and worked all day Fri and Sat at LSS!
Here was Stickers pt 2: the results!'>Stickers Round 3: PT results! for those who don't want to go back to last week's thread.
Here is my Ribbons last round blog.

Sewing?! Ok, in my LO for stickers, I ran DMC floss through threading waters boarder punch, but that hardly counts. I have never used my sewing machine on a LO. Sorry. Too outside my comfort zone!


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Posted: 11/22/2010 12:06:02 AM
QOTW: do you sew at all on your pages? by hand or by machine?

Uh - no! I only do some minor sewing repairs. I could probably do it, but I usually scrap away from home and bring enough to a crop already without lugging in a sewing machine! Maybe once I get organized, I'll do more scrapping at home and can try it.


checklist of things to do during week 12 -
1. read the week 12 post on wookiemouse's blog. DONE
2. answer the question of the week on this thread. DONE
3. organize your ribbons, threads, and fibers. DONE

Thankfully, I have my ribbons organized already. I have them in a pull-ez ribbon bag that I got a couple of years ago. It was quite a project getting everything in there. It's still not completely full I don't have near the stash as some others.

Kris - love your bag of ribbon idea for crops. And I agree that your dh deserves a dh of the week award! Great sewing deal with your mil! I need to find someone to make that deal - I already own a sewing machine.

ScrappinBee - love your ear piercing lo. My dd made exactly the same during and after faces! Unfortunately, we discovered that she is allergic to the metals and after a year of cleaning and turning and fighting infection, she'd had enough and we took them out for good.

Everyone have a great week and Happy Thanksgiving! I will probably not be on the board much with all the family activities going on this week!


Leisa - GO VOLS!

Completed 2010: 85
Completed 2011: cards - 16; los - 70
Completed 2012: cards - 26; los - 36
Completed 2013: cards - 13; los - 20
Completed 2014: cards - 0; los - 14
Mar goal: cards 0/4; los 14/4


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Posted: 11/22/2010 8:17:23 AM
well, those small wire dress forms I got at Marshall's won't work for me. I wouldn't be able to "try out" the ribbon before I decided. Guess they'll all just be rolled up & banded. Seems to be working. We'll see.

now, what to do with the dress forms????

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Posted: 11/22/2010 10:35:45 AM
Thanks weazer! Sorry about your DD's ears being allergic!! I think that this will be a light week all around for postings...at least for the Americans! Well off to help kindergarteners make indian stuff for Weds!


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Posted: 11/22/2010 5:33:34 PM

question of the week: do you sew at all on your pages? by hand or by machine?


BAAAAHAAAWWAAAAAHHA!!! LOL

Um...no way. All the stitching is rub-on (!!), if there's any stitching to be found. I will, however, thread and tie my buttons. No naked button holes on my pages.

This week's challenge is going to overlap paper and photos and whatever challenge is going on next week. Sadly, yes, I'm still working on these. I have waaaayyyy too much ribbon, even though a few years ago, I sold over half of it to a very eager Mom, who wanted to make hair bows for her 3 girls. I pretty much have to purge whatever is left, simply because I do not use it and if I want a particular color, it's never in my stash to begin with, so I end up using black, white or brown. Go figure.

I use sheer brown w/dots, black w/dots, black w/white stitching, white w/ black stitching, and plain white, black and brown. That's about it. I may keep some of the Christmas-sy and Halloween ribbons, and a couple of the autumn colors...but the rest of it needs a new home.

I've tried the clothespin in a basket to contain all my ribbons, but the basket got too small. I may go back to this when I'm down to the color basics. I have a Pull-Ez jam packed with spring and boy colors...it's pretty, but I haven't touched it since I organized it with Wookiemouse.

Best of the holidays to all...see you during next weeks challenge!


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Posted: 11/22/2010 7:24:12 PM
I keep mine in a oversized DMC floss type box (actually a tackle/ bait box). Unfortunately? my ribbons have been multiplying, and I have to fill another one!...darned you LSS!

Snowed in-in WA. Is it a good thing or a bad thing? Children should not be allowed home midweek!


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Posted: 11/22/2010 9:23:30 PM
cool! I am actually going to finish one week! The ribbons weren't nearly as hard as I had expected............another 1-2 hours & I'm done. Have included (sort of) magic mesh. May go in the color boxes, dunno. Don't have as much ribbon as it looked like b4 organizing! Surprised at how much green I have, as I don't think of green as a color I am drawn to!

all fits nicely into a jetmax drawer, with those 4x4 dividers. nice. I'm happy!

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Posted: 11/23/2010 12:01:07 AM
congrats scrappinJudy! You will have to show pics of your storage! I'd love to figure out how to use my jetmax more effectively!


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Posted: 11/23/2010 7:12:44 PM
Fabulous Crisann- you never answered your own QOTW!
Blog up for ribbons part 1! including your complied answers to the QOTW at the bottom!

Have a fun Thanksgiving! Or just a great Thursday if not in the US!
Currently snowed in in WA!


-Amanda-
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Posted: 11/23/2010 7:43:32 PM
LOL - LOVE your blog ScrappnBee!! That snow your way is CRAZY! We have friends in Bellvue and they've been sending us pictures. Here (where it should be snowing) was like a balmy spring day today.

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Posted: 11/23/2010 8:18:01 PM

Fabulous Crisann- you never answered your own QOTW!



sorry, i've been off in my own little world lately, trying to figure out how to make myself healthy again... this is starting to seem like a lost cause.

do i sew? no! i also don't cook or clean, atleast not on a regular basis...



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Posted: 11/23/2010 10:24:10 PM
woohoo! unless I uncover a hidden trove of ribbon (quite possible!), I have actually completed this week -------- and it is only Tuesday!

Here are my pix (maybe)..... nope. have to try another route for the pix. ok, tell me how to embed my pic!! please!!!!!!!!!


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Posted: 11/23/2010 11:12:28 PM
Kris74-It is crazy! No school tomorrow...no snow plow probably either!
Winding ribbons and thinking how good it would be to have alchohol right now...even if ot is midweek! (does anyone elses DH talk to the TV like it can hear them?) Working on ribbons as we speak...as underfoot kids are FINALLY in bed!


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Posted: 11/24/2010 7:26:11 AM
Hi. Not getting much organizing done at my house this week. Today I'll be baking pies and housecleaning (crisann, I hate housework too). I'm hoping that I might get back to my workspace on Friday since I don't think I'll be brave enuff to jump into the shopping madness. My ribbons are OK, sorted by color into jars and decorative boxes. Fibers are what I'm dreading; I bought so many of them when they were the big thing and really don't have a system for them (thrown into a couple of drawers). The floss cards do sound like a good idea. Wish I had all of those back from my cross-stitching days...

I have read wookiemouse's blog entry.
QOTW: No, I don't really sew on my l/o's; I have a couple of times in the past when I just happened to have my old sewing machine out and set up, but it's really just too much trouble as I don't have a space to leave it out all the time. And my machine is kinda like me: old and contankerous.

Hope everyone that is doing Thanksgiving has a good one and that everyone else is enjoying their week. Maria

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Posted: 11/24/2010 11:01:41 AM
here is my ribbon, etc, in a Jetmax drawer. I don't have nearly what you guys have! (xmas ribbon with xmas embellishments; doggie ribbon with doggies s/b stuff!)
http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/gallery/member/57062-scrappinjudy/168496rganize-your-stuff-challenge-ribbons/
can't get the URL to load properly! and, I don't know where that stupid smiley face comes from. IAC, pix are under photos in the gallery, not under layouts!

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Posted: 11/24/2010 12:15:22 PM
Crisann - what is wrong?

Kris74 - it was 60 here yesterday~!!

And just to announce 20 lb "bird number 1" aka the turkey is in the oven. Round 1 of stuffing done. Wagon Wheel Cheese, Dill Dip, two loaves of Egg Nog bread done, take a rest before sweet potato casserole, two apple pies and homemade applesauce...I know I am forgetting something. Youngest DD is out with my mother picking up what I forgot yesterday and some new tissue paper turkeys aka "the flock" - oh need to print out Cathy Zielske's thankful 2 cards for everyone to fill out. As for my scraproom there is about a 2x2 space left on the floor.

Happy Thanksgiving to the State side Peas and enjoy the QUIET to the Canadian Peas



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Posted: 11/24/2010 4:21:40 PM
Lovesribbons- can I come to your house for Thanksgiving? Sounds like yours rocks! We actually do Safeway Thanksgiving. $30 gets me precooked, only in need of reheat:turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, rolls, nasty twiggy cranberry sauce (pick up my own jar of ribbed carnberry jelly!), and a pumpkin pie. I failed 3 times at the turkey in the past, and friends took pity on us a couple times, and we imported my mom once (after child #3 was born). This is the only way I can do it and have it be edible! ...June Cleaver would definately blacklist me, and Martha Stewart...well we won't even go there! Have a Happy and Thankful Thursday everyone!!!


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Posted: 11/24/2010 6:04:56 PM
Hope you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving!!

ScrappnBee - That sounds like a great dinner!!

And LoveRibbons - Can you pass on the recipe for EggNog bread?? I've never heard of such a thing, but it sounds great!

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Posted: 11/24/2010 9:20:44 PM
Scrappnbee - You blog, you organize, your layouts are amazing therefore, you can do turkey. Will discuss after the holiday.

Egg Nog Bread from More Bread Machine Magic- use dough setting on your bread machine. That is, you will do the mix and first knead in the machine and the second knead and baking out of the machine.

Ingredients:
1.5 cups of Egg Nog
2 T of oil
1.5 T of honey
3/4 t of salt
3 cups of bread flour (you can use King Arthur All purpose flour this has enough gluten in it to handle this recipe)
1.5 t of nutmeg
0.5 t of mace
2 t of active dry yeast

Put ingredients in order for your machine. Set on dough. After it is done, punch down, turn out of pan, and knead on floured surface. Grease a bread pan and shape dough into loaf shape and place in pan. Cover with plastic wrap coated with grease - grease side down on the loaf. Cover with a cloth and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. After dough is risen brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar and then nutmeg. Bake for 30 minutes then cover loosely with foil and bake for another 15 minutes - total baking time 45 minutes. Turn out onto rack right after out of oven. Let sit for at least an hour before slicing. It is very soft when it comes out of the oven. This bread is amazing warm, amazing toasted with butter, great with cream cheese and makes fabulous french toast.

I should add that this bread can be a bit tricky. I might make three perfect loaves and the fourth made the same way is a bust. Might not come out cleanly from the pan etc. My kids are still happy to eat it. I used to make a lot to give as gifts, and they would hang around waiting for a "mistake" to happen



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Posted: 11/25/2010 7:49:14 AM
Hello everyone ... and Happy Thanksgiving!

I've been MIA for a few weeks, but I'm back and determined to catch up. I broke a finger two weeks ago and it really put a damper on all things crafty. Plus, notorizing closing documents with a broken pinky finger on my writing hand has been difficult to say the least. My business has been crazy-busy, my in-laws are currently driving across country to relocate less than 10 minutes from us and my mom has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Just a few things going on right now.

But I picked the perfect week to jump back on board! Ribbon week was completed during Round 2 and I don't think any changes are needed. You can see my original blog post for Week 12 here.

checklist of things to do during week 12 -
1. read the week 12 post on wookiemouse's blog - DONE
2. answer the question of the week on this thread - DONE
3. organize your ribbons, threads, and fibers - DONE (YEAH!)

Question of the week: Do you sew at all on your pages? Dy hand or by machine?

I do not own a sewing machine, but would love one. Christmas hint family I have hand-sewn on a few pages and some cards, and really love the look. It's time-consuming, but the effect is fabulous.

Kids are off for 5 days and I've set aside some time to go back over the weeks I've missed here. I'll be posting on those past threads to get up to speed and to see the progress, tips and ideas of everyone here.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING !!!


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Posted: 11/26/2010 9:54:57 AM
OK, I survived Thanksgiving and with all the leftovers, I won't have to cook today, so I'm planning on tackling those fibers today. Ribbons are OK so if I finish fibers, I'll be done with this week's challenge. And then I need to go back and try to catch up on a couple of other weeks. Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving and has a safe day if you're out there shopping. Maria

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Posted: 11/27/2010 3:47:59 PM
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(I hope I didn't kill our week 12 thread...) Maria

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Posted: 11/27/2010 3:57:15 PM
checklist of things to do during week 12 -
1. read the week 12 post on wookiemouse's blog. Done
2. answer the question of the week on this thread. I've done some handsewing on my layouts and love the look. It is time consuming, though. I don't have a decent sewing machine so I'm limited to stitching by hand.
3. organize your ribbons, threads, and fibers. Mine are pretty well organized by color. I wrap the odd yard or two of ribbon on wooden clothespins and leave most of it on spools or cards.




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Posted: 11/27/2010 4:02:14 PM
wow its the end of the week again, and I haven't even touched anything organizing yet. I have many many projects on the go right now that I have been getting some done, I'm glad my ribbons are done but I really need to get my photos organized so I can scrapbook again. I haven't even thought of my Christmas cards and what I'm going to do for those, I usually try to make them really unique which means a lot of work. I just took on another quilt to make, Christmas tags for a tag swap that might be in two days. Also my kids are begging me to start Christmas baking and I find myself getting a little overwhelmed and sitting in front of the computer for way too much of my day, ugh.

Anyways I hope you all have had a great Thanksgiving (for those living in the States)and a great weekend, hopefully I'll find time to come on here next week.



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Posted: 11/27/2010 4:52:48 PM
guess what?

the outdoor wood burner got delivered wednesday - s/o finally got everything finished, so apparently, that's what's now heating my house.

well, tomorrow... week 13. stamps. gee, that oughtta be fun for some of you.

have a nice evening!



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Posted: 11/27/2010 5:16:14 PM
Well, I can't really say that I've finished this week since my floss is still a mess, but I have an itch to start on my stamps, so I might just be doing that this evening.

Hmmmm... I notice a pattern of making progess in an area then abandoning it and starting a new organizing project. Maybe I should just step away from my stamps and finish my threads and ribbons instead. And there's the idea binder still waiting for me patiently, and my non-alpha stickers/rub-ons, and .... Oh well, progress is good!


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Posted: 11/27/2010 5:30:27 PM
Hi crisann!

Sounds like you should be toasty-warm up there in Pittsburgh. I know down here in Southeastern PA it's quite cold today. Think it's dipping down under 30 degrees tonight.

I'm back on track with the challenge and am ready for stamp week. I'm even spending some time tonight planning-out my XMAS cards. Room is looking good right now. Thanks again for taking on Round 3 for all of us! I so appreciate you!


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Posted: 11/27/2010 5:39:06 PM
yes, CA, thanks for Round 3 (& prepare for Round 4!!!!)

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Posted: 11/27/2010 6:25:01 PM
Crisann - glad to hear you have heat. And thank you so much for mentioning stamps tonight while I might just be sitting here relaxing.

Glad to see some of us were able to do some organizing. And I see another nightmare week is on the way for me with stamps! I still have company - my mother and two DDs....and one DD's roommate from Romania and all still require food and entertaining- I have nothing done. DS went back to college for the last home football game!

As for Thanksgiving of 40 lbs of turkey that I cooked I probably had about 5 pounds left - THANK YOU teen nephews, and twenty something nephews and my DS! Those boys can eat

Off to entertain my mother, empty the washer for the zillionth time and take a quick look at my briefly tidy kitchen. The girls and DH will be back soon so I will have another mess to clean up shortly



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Posted: 11/27/2010 6:35:05 PM
If it is possible to be in a pumpkin pie coma, I'm in one right now.

I am out of town this weekend and got to go to a local scrapbook store where I'm at now and OMG, I am in SOOOO much trouble. Dh hasn't seen the bill yet, I'm scared to tell him how much I spent.
And I also got a most of my mom's Christmas gift done too (she wants a scrapbook). I'm pretty stoked. It's been a pretty productive fattening weekend, LOL!

I'm ready for stamps. Mine are pretty organized...except for the 5 sets I just purchased, LOL!



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Posted: 11/27/2010 11:20:33 PM
I didn't get to do anything this week due to the fact that my husband ended up home all week with bronchitis and my oldest daughter with strep (and my youngest with a severe case of not enough attention so I'm going to cause trouble to get it). Thankfully I was overly ambitious a week or two ago and already did ribbons. I saw someone on this site just rolled the ribbons up (*not* on a clothespin) and secured them with a pushpin. I was surprised at how much ribbon that I DON'T have I barely buy any because I keep thinking I need to use what I have - well, now I can go ahead and buy it! (my girls help because they love the 99cent ribbons at HL)


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Posted: 11/28/2010 2:52:56 AM
scrappin usmc- pecan pie coma over here!
kware- that's why they invented DD's right?
lovesribbons-*cyberhug* you need to take a bubble tub with the door locked and a good book! Don't worry the holidays will be over soon...January is on its way! Oh, and your eggnog bread sounds yummy!
LydiaInk- no worries! I know where you are coming from....grumble grumble ideas week!
McLisa! OMG Welcome back from the land of the missing!
Artist-ju-unless they compare cards (and if they do, they have too much time on their hands) I would make one card for everyone! that might buy you a little breathing room!
Crisann- Congrats on the heat! Heat is FABULOUS, esp in the cold (we have that here too, and I look positively chubby in my mountain of layers)

Here is my ribbons (round 3) pt 2!


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