Do you ever have one of those days were you look at your sewing room and think “ I have to get this cleaned & organized” well last night I had one of those moments and it became a mess quickly and then —it finally got better! (I am thankful to have this narrow small bedroom that I can call almost my own I know a lot of you work off the kitchen table – Mike has a corner of the room and the closet full of shelves for all his books on a various amount of topics – and yes that closet is a mess but it is behind closed doors) I have 3/4ths of the room so even though I do not have the closet I have more room.
It all started because once again I thought I needed to try to move my cutting table so that I could keep the extension on the back of the table extended! Tried one way, tried another – Mike is saying “you tried that a couple years ago it didn’t work” yeah I know but I thought I would try it again and while I am at it I can vacuum all those threads out from behind the table and clear out the dust!
It started out like this – table is a mess completely out of control – the shelf under the table is overflowing
I pull the table out from the wall and everything behind it collapsed – cutting mats, heavy acrylic sheet that I use for a light box at times – I pull it all out. I did remember to move my thread holder eventually to the sewing table before it fell off LOL
I try the table in the corner with the extension out on the back by the design wall – nope – don’t like it, not going to work.
That stack of two canvas boxes with all the patterns stacked up has to be organized – it is taking up too much room – has to go – at least under the table is neat now and yes the table is back where it originally was.
The striped basket under the quilting frame was full of tote bags – why do I have so many tote bags I really and truly rarely use them – I gathered them all up and put them in the bedroom closet swearing by God that I trip to Marva (our local type of Goodwill store) I have to I can’t fit any more on the closet floor!
So now patterns, templates, freezer paper, fuses, etc are in this box – please don’t let me forget. And all four canvas boxes are stacked together – one had and still has scraps stacked in it.
The shelf under the table is a little more organized
All the patterns that were hanging on hooks under the rulers are in that striped basket under the quilting frame too – some have been hanging there for 5 years or more – well I ever make them – doubtful – think I am going to need to hold a give away before the end of the year with a dozen winners! The big stripe basket under the table is where I put quilts to be quilted – it is empty at the moment.
So now by 7:30 last night my room was fairly put back in order and I remembered I wanted to show the book that arrived – it has the basket quilt pattern in it and lovely other patterns that I swear I will make one day – and yes my keyboard of my laptop has letters worn off of it and I wrote over them in a white marking pen! It works although you have to redo it now and then of course and it is not as fine point print as I would like. Linking up to Esther’s Blog today.
I was asked which flannel kits do I have – here is one.
And here is the other (the big stack of flannel on the bottom is the backing fabric) that yellow though is not quite right – not so yellow – a little more of darker color really. Thought it might be good for a quilt in the camper.
So now it is almost 8 PM I have my blog post about done and ready to schedule for this morning and I’m ready to relax and do a little bit of quilting – hope you had a relaxing time reading about how disorganized I was LOL – I’m tired just thinking about all I did!