I told Rob I may as well give it all away because I had enough UFOs and kits to keep me busy for the rest of my life.
The studio still looks cluttered. I guess that's to be expected in a room that holds my home office and where three machines are always ready to sew (Bernina for quilting, a machine for piecing/sewing, and a treadle) and where there's a place to sit in front of a window and relax with some handwork. That's a lot of purposes for the smallest bedroom in the house. To me, it's cozy, but I get where it might make someone else claustrophobic.
And, the closet. UFOs on the left (at an angle where you can't count them). Patterns and tools for working with yarn and floss across the back.
And, Linus fabrics and fabric collections to the right.
And the giveaway pile in the garage. Rob has a friend that sells things and believes everything has a value. She give it to loved ones, sells it, or barters it for other things. And, she'll take just about anything.
During the week last week, I was all about work. There isn't much going on right now, so I took several training classes, part to increase my understanding of my job (there was no training when I started...they just handed us a computer and the first few of us created the job). I need to learn more about the stuff the others added to the job responsibilities so I can continue to be a good mentor. The other part was for software skills because I'm pretty good, but I could be so much better at working with and presenting data.
I also managed to make two people very angry and I'm not sure how. I asked some very detailed questions to them both. I was polite and asked some followup questions. And, while I got the answers, I pissed them both off. Communication isn't my strong suit and I'm always working at being a more effective communicator. I have to remember that no matter how I think I'm presenting, there's another person involved in the communication and their feelings and emotions come into play. But, it still makes me feel bad when I make someone angry.
Communication will always be a WIP.
Everybody have a great week! I know there aren't many pictures in this week's post, so I'll tease you that next weekend is quilt folding weekend, where I refold all my quilts and put them back into the closet in an orderly way. There are always lots of pictures after that.