Monday, January 20, 2014

Day 4 of Sewing Room Clean up

  I keep my minky fabric and thread in the sewing room closet. It's all back where it belongs, that is until I pull something else out.
 Might as well take a peak in the quilt/quilt bock containers while I was working on the closet.
 By combining leftover baby quilt blocks I was able to free up 3 containers, go me!!
 I need to have a day of cutting 2 1/2 inch squares. The container on the right is where I store the 2 1/2 inch squares once they are ready to work into a granny square quilt or any other scrappy project. The container on the right is where I store scraps that need to be cut into the squares, it is overflowing!  I used "Blue Elephant Stitches" tutorial to learn the block. It's a great way to use up cute scraps
The containers are stacked back the closet in the order I am thinking I will work on. No promises on that as I seem to jump around all over the place but at least I made an attempt of having a plan.

Not a whole heck of a lot of work done in the sewing room today as DD and her babies came over for a visit this morning. The afternoon....yuck, yearly physical. My blood work was all messed up (I hope) but other than that the body seems to be holding steady. They ran more blood work today as my Dr too felt something just seemed off with the results. Time will tell.

After a dinner of leftover soup I started working on a new kitchen table topper. Sew far sew good. It will be great for anyone who likes to play around in the kitchen as much as I do. I am headed over too DD#1's home tomorrow to watch the grands but I do believe I can get close to finishing the table topper tomorrow afternoon/evening.

 I might not get all of those WIP,UFO's, To Do's, and Sure Would Like To Do's completed this winter but I am not gonna let up!! Staying busy with what I have on hand keeps me out of the stores (most of the time) and will eventually be the key to decluttering the sewing room. I really don't have much clutter in there it just too darn much lovely stuff waiting for a turn at the sewing machine!!

What are your solutions to getting your sewing, craft room, or area under control? OK, I know the biggest obstacle is stop buying but other than that how do you keep on top of the stuff?


  1. I'm forever cleaning & tidying my sewing area... it's the only way my friend! lol! ;)

  2. I told you before I'm so envious of your sewing room :)

  3. Wow! You are doing really good. I think I really need to buy some more clear containers. Some of my things are in the ones you can't see through. Good for you and you are NEVER really done, are you(we)? xo Diana