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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

iPhone-o-Gram! Still at it!

The purging, the downsizing, and organizing that is!

Now that the basement is mostly done – I'm back to finding one area each day that I can tackle and make better in my month home.

The thing I really dreaded tackling? Shoe overload!

I have a whole big trash bag of shoes to be donated. Why do we women think we need so many pairs of shoes?

Of course the same thing could be asked why I feel the need to have so many sewing machines as well!

Let's just say I cleared out enough shoes to make room for more machines :-)

Quilt Cam at 9 PM! Be there!

24 comments:

  1. Haha when I was younger shoes were very important, now it's room to sew and store fabric.I have 3 machines and have no plans for any more! But I did like the cabinet that came with the last old machine you bought :-)

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  2. I agree with Leeann ... shoes were important when I was younger (if they fit was optional ... LOL). I had more shoes than a centipede had legs, many of which I never wore!! Sold 'em on eBay or donated to the Women's Resource Center ... closet is looking good and far more PRACTICAL! Linda

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  3. I think as we get older we definitely get wiser. No need for the latest fashions, buy and wear what is comfortable. A need for organization and purging, I think that is cause our brain is so full of stuff we need to declutter so we can remember what we have. Its great to have all this knowledge, too bad we aren't born with it, just think how big our stashes would be then! Looking forward to Quilt cam! I have enjoyed listening in while I get some things done.

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  4. Anonymous5:31 PM EST

    I own 3 pairs of shoes: flip flops I wear daily, runners I wear in winter and some Sunday court shoes. I never got into the shoe thing. Fabric on the other hand .....

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  5. I have a shoe holder just like the ones in your pictures. I have kits for small projects in each slot.

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    1. Anonymous6:33 PM EST

      VicKI! NOw that a great idea. Have to look into where I can put a unit like Bonnie's shoe unit.
      THANKS
      JulieinTN

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    2. Anonymous2:23 AM EST

      Looks like it would store fat quarters very nicely ;-)

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  6. Ha, ha... we spend the first half of our lives acquiring "things" and the second half getting rid of them!
    I'm in the same half as you :0).

    Happy organizing and Happy sewing

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    1. How true that is! I think I have 8 pair of shoes and I bet at least at ONE time I probably had 80!

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  7. Shoes and handbags. It's a girl thing. I'm just proud I graduated to comfort and affordability. Not to mention practicality.

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  8. i have 1 pair of sneakers and 1 pair of black flats. Just never got into shoes.

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  9. My old boss always said that fashion stopped at the knee. if your feet hurt no one is happy.. at least as an older person. I would rather purchase sewing fab and anything fiber.. you should see my 6ft walking spinning wheel.. life is so good when you get old and don't care about fashion...well sort of..lol.,. closet looks great. see you tonight.

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    1. J, I'd love to see your walking wheel. Always wanted one but have never lived in any house - out of 13 homes- that was large enough. I have two spinning wheels and as much fiber to spin as yardage to quilt. What can I say other than I love fiber. Expect you feel the same-LOL. Hey! It's great insulation.

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  10. Anonymous6:30 PM EST

    OH now you have hit on my subject! Bonnie, while you can have clothes that mix well with others to make outfits ... how can you wear a tee with jeans and sneakers, use that same tee with a skirt or nice pants... you might needs sandals or flats.

    Find I can change into what looks like a different outfit by just changing shoes, accesories etc. IS no way I am wearing sneakers to a nicer function aka church?

    Trust me, I am not a fashionista lolol - but I do TRY to look good...as good as possible.

    SO BUY SHOES. Besides all that, shoes are easier to buy, easier to try on etc. And fairly consistent in sizing. Jeans, Tees, Blouses, skirts,jasckets etc etc vary sooo much.. and I dislike clothes shopping for that reason.

    OK, before falling off my soapbox - I will give smiles to all;)
    JulieinTN

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    1. I hate to buy shoes....I have such a high instep, that anything I buy gives me trouble; and I'm on my feet at work so I go for comfort ALWAYS...... Basic black pumps for "special" occasions...Not many of those so I'm good. I would wear my Birkenstoks year round if I didn't get weird looks.....

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  11. When i moved from the US and France (and back again), I had to create an inventory of everything I shipped ... it was eye-opening to know EXACTLY how many pairs of shoes I owned, and shirts, and suits and ...

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  12. Bonnie, I hope you repurpose those shoe racks. Looks like a great place to store 5" squares or fat quarters. I love all my machines I just wish I could sew on them all.

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    1. Anonymous2:27 AM EST

      CD racks are good for storing FQs. Must get one myself!

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  13. Now you have all those empty cubbies to stash fabric into!! Great way to let it season so you can say "I've had this for monthe!"

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  14. Ha! Well, for me, i buy shoes cause no matter how weight i ain they fit.
    Also, dont have to undress to try them on. Lol i hate trying on clothes. I dont like clothes shopping and the older i get, the less of a fashion statement i am.
    Id rather buy something important. Mostly, i get things at goodwill while looking for quilting fabric. Lol
    But not shoes.
    Lol

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  15. Quilting keeps me out of bars ........

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  16. Anyone else having trouble with the feed being delayed? I have rebooted computer and still having feed problems.

    Love your new machine, Bonnie!! She looks so cool!

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  17. Where did you get those wonderful shoe cubbies?

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