A story of planning, frustration and good friends.
When you sew, you collect fabric and can always see the usefulness of that bit of fabric that’s left over from a project. When you sew, people who know this give your their leftover fabric as well. When you sew, you buy fabric because it looks sooo good, and then you need a place to store that fabric.
Add to that scenario that you are a longarm quilter and stock fabric for backing and sewing and wadding and then you have even more extras that can build up.
Oh my goodness, my room had become a mess as I was so busy quilting that nothing else was dealt with. I would start a project and not get it finished, I had wadding scraps piling up, magazines from years ago that I never looked at anymore. I was too busy quilting to make the project in them that i bought it for in the first place. I was not happy with the flow of my room and where my supplies were located.
This picture above was my ‘storage room’ where I kept some backing fabric but mostly the quilts waiting to be quilted and STUFF that we had held onto for a really long time. I could barely walk through there and it was getting worse!
It was time to sort all this stuff and make things look and work better.In between all this I was working on quilts and running a business. Not a good way to end the year. It was time to make some changes. I had been mulling over a tidy up and sort through, chuck out and was mentally in a good place to tackle this project.
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Checking back to my blog today I was shocked to see that despite my last post I did not get myself into a habit and show you things regularly, it’s actually been longer than before. In the past year my husband has gone on long service leave from the Defence Force, I have taken on […]