Sunday, June 28, 2009

What a mess!!!

For days & weeks I've intended organizing my "cave" (sewing room), but as usual I've been busy doing other things that have been more tempting. Yesterday morning I decided to dive into it! As you can see on the photos there were plastic bags with fabrics and fabrics in the sofa and on the floor. It really looked like a mess! DH is near to pass out every time he's scanning the room and stash-cupboard - and the question is always the same; "what the heck are you going to do with all the fabrics?! It'll take you years using it all!!!" I wonder if he never remembers my answer; "oh, you know, for a quilter it is very important having a variety of fabrics, like colors, fabrics that match..." etc... He just shakes his head and leaves the room! :)) I know he supports my crafting bug though... It's just that he has to say something - I believe! :))

Half of the sofa was covered with bags of fabrics, some magazines, knitting yarn and the extension table for the sewing machine (above).
Even on the floor and on the top of the sewing chest there were a mess (below).

I spent the entire day organizing the fabrics, mainly on colors or collections. There were even fabrics I had forgotten I have!

Here's the result! The stash-cupboard is filled to the brim with fabrics (above) and what I didn't have space for is stored on top of the sewing chest. Not that bad - huh?! :) Well, I have to confess there is left a tiny heap with fabrics on the floor, which is blue fabrics for the Colorado Star blocks I'm working on. That's allowed - isn't it?! You may ask if I did the sewing chest too? The answer is NO - not this time! I know I one day have to do that one too, but not today! :) It's going to be interesting to see what I discover there! :))

As you may understand I haven't done much sewing the last days. I've basted the place mats and the small tablecloths, but I'm waiting for some quilting threads I ordered the other day - so that job is stuck at the moment. I'll see what I'll make next....


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

It is all nice and neat now isn't it.

busymum100 said...

Woe, Astrid! Now... that's a huge collection of stash!! Mine is nothing compared to that.

I bet you have a lot of projects in your mind now... Happy quilting.