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.

Before…

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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finished-nightdress

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Wow, the Christmas holiday time went pretty fast here.  We had a great Christmas day with family and my kids got to see their cousins and grandparents and other extended family. Studio Shuffle I’ve been mulling over a shakeup to my quilting studio for a few months now and had to wait until the end […]

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