Weird title to this post, but when I look at what got done, and what WILL get done, it just reminded me of the Karate Kid movie.  To get anywhere creatively, you must make messes before organization can happen........  Hence this photo.......
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With the weather acting out of control all week, I just knew Bill's plans of starting to clear out our 'storage' unit called the garage would get messed with.  But when I got home from getting a cut and color and a little shopping and mailing done this is what I found!  He's got a good start on it, and now when he's done having lunch and I'm done blogging, we'll BOTH get out there and get at least 1/4 of it completed today.  And let me tell you, that is HUGE!  When we left our 2800 sq ft home, and 8000 sq ft business, we tried cramming all our STUFF in this little garage.  FAIL!  So for over 2 years, it has sat untouched.  So what treasures will we find today?  Who knows!!!  :)  See anything in there you want?  Make me an offer!  HA
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So here is an update on everything else that is going on around here.....

This is the shipment we got yesterday from Fabric.com that contained the Amy Butler fabric for my special order large portfolio set.  The brown/pink/green floral and dots are what she picked. 

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This is where the bags from Joann's always seem to end up - on a chair.  But wait till you see the pretty stuff I got!  Oh, and of course I used two coupons to get the basics in that right hand bag - go through that stuff like water around here.

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Is this NOT the prettiest stuff you've ever seen?  When all this got put together at Joann's it screamed at me HOBO BAG with a big a** flower on it!  The colors are divine and even the gals at the cutting table remarked how fun it will turn out.

This will be for a girlfriend at work who wants to give it as a gift.  Hope she approves!

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Went to the front door to see if my package from China was here yet, but nothing there.  Decided to hit the mailbox anyway, even though I don't have the evil taxes stamped yet to mail, just to get that dreaded part of the day over.

And there was my package from China!!!  Look at these beautiful purse closures!!!!  Can you tell I'm excited? 

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And to prove I'm not always working or shopping, here is a pic of the three hat special order from another gal at work.  See!  All but one flower is crocheted and then just a lot of sewing them all on and placing the leaves where they need to go.  Can you tell they're caps?  Upside down and all?

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And to end my writing today, I wanted to share with you a special card I got in the mail this week from Donna, my sister down Florida way.  I'd cleaned out some stuff and found a few embossing dies that we just mailed off to her because she is so good at this stuff - and LOOK WHAT SHE DID with one of the designs?  How cool is that?  She's the best and think I'll hang on to that one.  :) 

Until another day - I will sign off and get to work helping in the garage.  I just know there's treasures out there.........  now go get CREATIVE!

 
 
I didn't NEED anything from Joann's, but when there's a sale AND a coupon involved you must force yourself to at least see what's there.  But I did end up with more bargains than I'd anticipated.  Could not resist these fleece pieces for baby blankets with crocheted edgings.  This bunch will make a total of eight blankies!
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I've been fleeced. :)
And while I was in the notions aisle, somehow I ended up wandering over into the purse makin's aisle - and every, yes EVERY handle was $4.00 no matter what the retail price was!  So here is the goodie bag full of handles......
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Getting a handle on things..... tee hee
And finally, the real reason for being in the ribbon and notions aisle was to see if there were pre-made flowers for my new black purse.  Of course I had a 40% off coupon for this baby and it topped it off perfectly!
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Complete! And it's all mine. :)