The apple bum – or is it a bum apple?

I hereby dedicate this photo to my buddy Lysa, over at the Red Spotted Patch, because I know she likes bum shaped fruit just as much as I do. I’m pretty sure you could imagine my delight when I found this little bum apple at the Red Apple Mart on Saturday afternoon. I could barely contain my excitement as I found it in the pile of red apples. We haven’t eaten it yet. I think I’ll save it for a special occasion. An occasion like having a cleaned up craft room maybe? Hellz yah! I got it all cleaned up!

You may have remembered the “BEFORE” photo. Shameful, I know. It actually went from bad to worse this afternoon when I emptied out the closet. I found 2 spiders in there and a huge bag of scraps of fabric I have somehow collected…since who knows how long? I found a bag of Halloween stuff I bought over a year ago and completely forgot about. And I found a bag with 2 skeins of Noro yarn in it and a pair of socks. My pair of socks. How did they get in the same bag? How did they get in my closet? I must be sleepwalking or something.

But, despite finding spiders, spider webs, random socks and a fabric steamer I forgot about, I did get the room all cleaned up today!

Here’s the “AFTER” photo:


I even hung up my sewing bunting that Amy Dame made. I won it at September’s Quilting Bee. Delightful and cheerful, isn’t it?

And the closet…it’s pretty snazzy, thanks to the $20 shelving unit I put in there.

I was so happy to be able to access my sewing machine that I whipped up this little Christmas Babushka to celebrate. I picked that up in a kit from HappySewLucky last week.

Best of all, I believe Oscar approves.

I’m going to make a concerted effort to keep this room clean…I’ll try cleaning as I go and all that stuff. Apparently that’s what really organized people do.


  1. Jean says:

    Wow, I’m impressed! And all in one day. too!

    I forgot to take a before picture of my mess …… and I don’t know if I’ll ever be ready for the after picture. But I’ll try.

  2. Cynthia says:

    Wow Carol- you go girl! I need you to come over here next and organize my space! 😀
    It looks great & I love the paper lanterns on the shelf and the bunting is just perfect!

  3. Lysa says:

    Nothing is funnier than bum shaped fruit!
    Your space looks wonderful! I gotta get a move on and do up my space, it’s only sat unfinished for two years, of geese maybe it’s been three

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