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Getting My Act Together


It is amazing what can get you off your duff and doing stuff. Number one is the weather. It is so nice here in Portland — perfect summer weather. Then, yesterday when I was shopping with M & M at Bi-mart, this cloth wardrobe was sitting there next to the toy department. I suddenly realized that I had found the solution to storing my growing quilt collection. This makes for a dust free and mostly light free storage area. Here you can see into the wardrobe and the rod and hangers that I bought.


I am making hang tags for each quilt that will have a photo, dimensions, etc. I will attach one to each quilt and rig up a method to attach them to the hangers. If I run out of room, I can buy another. It only cost $24 and was easy to assemble.


The first thing I did this morning was to make a nice to do list of things that have been running around in my brain. It feels good to get started on this.

I found this piece that I started over a year ago. It is linen fabrics that I created in the indigo shibori class. It is all hand stitched. I lost interest in it because it really is rather boring. I am wondering if it can be saved.


Tonight, I went out on the deck and saw this beautiful moon.


Life is feeling pretty good tonight. Tomorrow, I am seeing Kevin for a much needed cut and color.

5 Responses to “Getting My Act Together”

  1. dee says:

    So glad you’re feeling better. Great solution to the problem. I was sitting out looking at that moon last night as well. Did you see me waving?

  2. kathy says:

    Can this piece be saved? I’m wondering about lime green…
    Great storage idea!

  3. Karoda says:

    I’m really interested to see how your storage system progresses. I’m wondering if the weight of the quilts will cause the closet to collaspe…and also how the quilts will hang.

  4. Kristin L says:

    You clever girl! Not only do I like the basic idea of hanging the quilts in the covered rack, but your tags are brilliant. 🙂

  5. Liz Berg says:

    this is a really great idea. Do the quilts hang in it? looking good!