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Blitz-It Friday # 30

Welcome to your free weekly butt-kicking in household chaos control!! So, what is the crazy Organizing Mommy up to this week? Well, I dumped the contents of my fabric supply on to the floor. Really exciting!

Yes, there really is MORE. This pile is the many “started projects”, miscellaneous wool, jeans and scraps.. Oh, what fun. She who will use up other people’s scraps must also organize them.

And it took a frenetic 2 hours of constant blitzing to get this mess under control. What was I thinking? I was so buzzed at the end of the night, I could hardly form two syllables in a row that made sense. Do you guys get that way, or is it just me?

And I did get rid of a bag or two of decent fabric to donate to a friend.

I also decided to list the first 14 known projects that I have started or have materials for. I am on #6, for those who are wondering. I finished piecing that quilt top, and my dear MOTHER is quilting it for me.

I have made a promise to my Mom never to make another quilt. We’ll see how long THAT promise lasts! She assures me that it will be FINE if I decide to make another one. I think I’m done, unless someone can invent a way of quilting that does not involve skill and precision and perfectionistic tendencies.

I like designing. I don’t even care so much about the sewing of it, except I’m always dying to see if my design is a good one. And since I do not have “sewing rats” under me, I have to do the sewing myself. Anyone want to be a sewing rat for me? Nevermind. You don’t need that torture.

And all of this cleaning of the craft room and sewing has alerting me to the fact that I can not sew and keep up with the rest of the world. I may even need to go back to planning meals if I am going to pretend to be a big sewing designer!!

Here is something else I’ve discovered: I can blitz with kids almost the entire house and have a meal in the crockpot BEFORE 9:30 a.m. if I have to. I’m just saying. I’ve done it once, and therefore; it can be done.

For this weekend, I would like to:

Menu plan, clean the freezer, laundry, iron shirts, and maybe if I’m a good girl.. some more sewing! What about you? Feeling motivated? Feeling the need for a blitz? Love to have you join us!


If you are new to blitzing, here are some other links on the topic:

Basically, blitzing is forcing ourselves to focus for a set period of time on hands-on tasks.

Read about the: one hour blitz and staying focused.

Also, blitzing with kids is a blast if you are an airchair general.

Glad you could join us! Now you have MANY choices about using the blitz. You are welcome to do/ try any or all of them…. and so many photos to choose from!

And for you guys who like to move slowly, try plodding.




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