Friday, June 9, 2017

space wars

as i've trolled the 'net, this is not just my challenge....fabric and quilty do-dads take up space!  but how to keep them neat and close at hand?  with hot hot days ahead, want to get some real sewing done, but first some tidying up is in order.  since the demise of the 2nd bookcase, piles of fabric have hampered my vacuuming efforts....getting errant strings caught in the power nozzle is not a good thing.  and with a tight budget, have not been able to replace the bookcase as of yet.  so, on to plan B, a temporary resolution.  first up, the shelving unit.  placing books on the side with spine facing out freed up some space, for which i used the plaids and stripes piles.  that's them on next to bottom on the left.


next, was able to eliminate the pile of tans and some browns in front of the treadle by using my spare clear shoeboxes...


am thinking this would be the least expensive route to go for the rest...very easy to see what's available this way.  course, would need something eventually for all the shoeboxes, but maybe not.  the remaining task is this pile...


a working stash is often a messy stash.   must tackle this and see what can be done about clearing more floor space.  after having my fabric available since moving a year plus ago, i do believe i can see a reduction in the amount of fabric i have....and this is good.  just going thru the tans again, re-found some gorgeous fabrics waiting for my inspiration.   once this is completed and the floor is clear again, pretty sure i'll be more inspired to vacuum....LOL!   next up is to make my sewing to-do list for the summer.   have already prepped some travel projects for when i'll be on the go.  more sewing means more flimsies-in-waiting for quilting.  and i've been assigned a special project for mid-july, details of which i'll share later.  ***  with breakfast over, time to dress and make today's list....bye for now!

7 comments:

  1. Looks like you are getting a handle on this organization thing! I often wonder about what a burglar (I watch too much Law and Order) would say if they cam into my sewing room. Probably "Gee this woman is nuts!".

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  2. Join the Yahoo Groups Freecycle group for your area. You'll probably be able to get a bookcase fairly soon, assuming you have a way to transport it. Everything is free on Freecycle.

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    1. yes i am on freecycle....transport is an issue tho...

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  3. Grace, what do keep in the binders on the bottom shelf? You are so adaptable- great problem solving!

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    1. stash quilters newsletter mags...i had more but gave away about 3-4 years' worth before i moved...and one is for quiltmania...i got the cases at ikea super cheap....like $2 or something like that...

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  4. I love those storage units.
    Taming the stash is an ongoing challenge, isn't it?

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