Monday, May 11, 2015

Mother's Day Madness

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day. I certainly did. I enjoyed a wonderful breakfast at my daughter's house. I played with my grandson while everyone worked! Then I cam home and began a major clean out. Not the boring kind of "maintenance" cleaning, but a giant purge of unwanted items that makes you feel great. The impetus was to move books from my upstairs hall to make way for new quilting books and magazines. I was so happy with the results that I found the energy to tackle the bookcase under the stairs as well. And, I contributed lots of good books to a friend with a second hand bookstore. So... everyone had a very happy day!
Do you see the space I have created for "more"!!

I was able to free up a bit of space in my lawyer's cases as well. This will be filled this week when I sort through some of the magazines that have been piling up in my sewing room.

This represents only half of my quilt book collection. My next project is to index them all so I don't have to spend two hours looking for a book when I need it. Of course poring through any book is fun, even if it wasn't the one you intended to find! Hope you all get a little book time today.


  1. I've been doing a little purging of my quilting magazines/books too! I haven't indexed mine but have then loosely organized according to topic.

  2. That is a nice space to have bookcases of quilt books. I have a bookcase in my sewing room.

  3. That is the best feeling - purging excess "stuff". Great idea to index your quilt books! Show us how you end up doing that!

  4. How satisflying! am well overdue for a clean out so it's nice to hear about yours!
    I've got a lot of quilt books too and had to sort them into topic a while back - with shelf labels - made such a difference. But I'm keen to hear how you index too :)

  5. I have been doing the same thing. I use CLZ Book Collector to keep track of my books. ( I really like it.