Sunday, March 23, 2008

The clean up ...

For a little while yesterday, and after we got home tonight, I have cut strips for my scrap boxes.

After non-stop activity in the sewing room for the past couple of months, I really needed to do some tidying up, and the piles of offcuts/leftovers/batt etc were really starting to look messy and need attention.

So, first, I'm sorting, folding and cutting up all the bits and pieces. In the picture are my 3.5", 2.5", 2" regular scrap boxes. My applique (generally batik) fabrics and my 2.5" and combined 2" and 1.5" Thimbleberries scraps. Out of picture are some other size scrap boxes. I haven't cut up all the scraps you can see in the last few days, but the boxes are beginning to fill up again.

Once all the fabric is sorted, I'll clear away the paperwork I've piled up. All the patterns etc that I've drawn up and not filed away, magazines and other assorted mess. Once all that is done, my mind will be clear, and I can begin creating again. It will be like a breath of fresh air in the sewing room :-)

5 comments:

Suzy Quilter said...

Congratulations on your organization. It's looking great! I also wanted to let you know that I love, love, love your "Spring Fling" quilt! The colors are fantastic! Quilty hugs. :o)

Sandra said...

I know what you mean about a clean organized sewing room. I make such a mess. I also use Bonnie's scrap system. I also wanted to say thanks for the sewing mat pattern{I ordered it but paypal says Gary]

katelnorth said...

I konw just what you mean about it being a breath of fresh air when you've tidied everything away. My scrap basket is beginning to fill up again (though what it needs first of all is just a good stomping down!) and it won't be too long before I have to sort and cut scraps...

SC Sally said...

You are a goddess.......My hero! The closest I have come to organization in my sewing room is putting a shovel and a pith-helmet near the door so I can dig myself in and then (eventually) back out again.........

(sighs and dives back into the piles)

Katie said...

I was going to say, "Yes! It's time for spring cleaning!" LOL but I guess you are fall cleaning. :-)

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