A week or so ago I said I was challenging myself to get my cotton shirts under control. Find that post here if you missed it. I had three garbage bags stuffed with them. I decided that enough was enough and if I didn’t make some sort of plan for them that I was never going to make any progress.
My challenge was to cut up and de-bone a couple each day. I was trying for five. I’ve certainly averaged that. See my progress. I even have them toted and organized by color.
I am VERY happy with my progress. I have the biggest bag all done. I’m about half was through the next bag.
When we went garage saling I found this awesome basket. It is huge. I dumped an entire garbage bag full of shirts into it. I love the basket. It’s in mint condition. The lady said it wasn’t for sale. She “high-balled” me what she thought was an outrageous price-$10. I snapped it up. It’s in mint condition. In town it would have likely been $40. I know it will be used lots in the sewing room.
I am vowing that this is going to get emptied before I am back and going childcare regularly again.
I am also vowing that never again will I have shirts that aren’t cut up and de-boned within a couple days from the day they come home. I can’t get like this again.
I did realize that my totes are filling fast so I picked up two more in town. I think I’ll need two for neutrals. That’s an awesome “problem” to have.
Has anyone else made progress on their shirts. I know so many of you were in a similar situation as I was….wanting to make shirt quilts but needing to de-bone first.
I’ll let you in a little secret. Coming up in the near future I am having a giveaway…all my yokes are going into a box and some lucky blog reader is going to get them. Keep posted. It’s going to happen on the day my last shirt is cut up and it’s only going to last one day….hmmm. Any guesses on what day that might be??