The sewing room is undergoing a major reorganization. Furniture is being moved around, everything has been taken out of the closet and off of shelves. It's a mess.
It's been my experience that you have to go through chaotic deconstruction in order to have creation. That's true on the level of the creation of the universe, the rebirth of our spiritual selves, or something as simple as reorganizing a drawer.
Naturally, I'm helping Momcat (Linda) in every way I can. We started with a box of fat quarters.
Rather than digging through this box, we wanted to have a small space where everything was on display. So much easier to grab and cut. Especially since working from the stash is a high priority (no buying except for B words: borders, backings, bindings, backgrounds).
Along with that, it means using what we already have, or at least getting organizational supplies when they are deeply discounted.
Here's the after of the fat quarters.
This is a shoe organizer which has now been discontinued, so Momcat picked it up for less than $20. There's still some work to do on color arrangement, but you can see how much easier it's going to be to select fat quarters for those stash-busting projects.
Here's a longer view of this section of the closet. Notice that the fat quarter storage is sitting on another item that could easily have gone to the curb. This is a section of a 20-year-old Sauder desk set. It might not be a pretty combination, but it sure is functional.
Bits of batting are in the basket on top of the FQ storage unit. Flimsys are on hangers in the closet. It was great rediscovering some of them. By having them on hangers we now see them whenever we open the closet. What an incentive to get them done! In some cases the backing has been selected and is on a hanger right next to the flimsy. Grab the top, back and batting and go!
The lower unit contains a box of patterns, jelly rolls, ribbons, and pattern books.
There will be more to come. Momcat and I worked hard. You can see that the babies, Butch and Sundance, were just enjoying the fact that we had a beautiful sunny day.
Here's to creation!
5 months ago