Sunday, July 9, 2006

I guess I've got the cleaning-organizing bug


I'm still not upstairs quilting the customer quilt! It's a good thing I don't have to support myself doing this - I'd starve! When I'm deep in my own projects I hate to stop them for anything else! And it's supposed to be hot again today. So I'm procrastinating long enough to put up a post for today, then I'll be up there.

I finished going through everything in my sewing room by about 11:00 last night. I have lots of fabric designated for sale - probably a stack about 6 feet tall. There's some of it that I'm trying not to have second thoughts about. I will still be looking at each piece as I price it. My husband asked this morning "are you really sure you want to sell it? You don't' have to, you know." I'm telling myself I do - I really do. I'll never use half this fabric in my lifetime. While I went through things I cleaned and dusted and organized. I took some pictures quickly because who knows when it'll ever look like this again. I even sorted all my magazines. I can't believe how many there are. At one time I'd ripped them all apart and filed everything I wanted to keep in my filing cabinets. Judging by the dates on these magazines that was over 4 years ago! I REALLY need to do that again - I have better things to put on these shelves than all these magazines!

Pictures from top down -

1. Boxes with scraps cut into squares, triangles and bricks. Some of these still have old stuff in sizes and shapes I don't want to save any more, so I'll have to use those up.
2. Labeled drawers of tools, etc. I love these rolling carts of plastic drawers! The large drawers on the bottom contain my collection of felted wool.
3. Filing cabinet containing patterns and items ripped from quilting magazines. I need to clean them out and go through the 4-5 years of magazines that have accumulated since I last did this.

Blogger won't let me add more pictures to this post so I'll have to write a second post.



8 comments:

Silverthimble said...

Wow! Impressive! I wish I lived closer to you--I would buy the fabric you culled!

sewprimitive karen said...

How beautifully neat!!

kcamou said...

Wow, that's amazing... not only your stash itself, but the organization as well. I can't even begin to organize mine! I've tried and failed miserably. :c( You did a wonderful job!

just jenn said...

I am so jealous of your stash. I wish that mine was 1/10th of that size!

Esteemarlu said...

I could never be so organized.Just wondering how much time do you spend in organizing? How do you physically feel when you go in a house that isn't organized? I'm really curious. I don't get orgainzied until I have no more room to work on. Organizing fabric is a wonderful thing,that, I do organize.

Lucy said...

OOhhh my goodness. what a stash!!!!!!

woof nanny said...

Holy flippin' cow. (drooling). Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog :)

Penny Boden said...

I am speechless and jealous!!xbitu