I have a ton of sewing and quilting to do, but honestly, I would walk into Studio B and feel totally overwhelmed and uninspired. I realized that the mess of stuff everywhere is very discouraging, which takes the fun out of sewing.
Yesterday it was all about changing that! It was the sort of day that you cannot plan or schedule. You are either in the mood or you are not.
If I want to use the tools and machines that I have, I'd better make room for them, or it will not happen. And I tried to get as much as possible off the floor and find a home for everything.
I had brought a tub of projects down that I found in an upstairs closet, and it was time to deal with that, and good thing that I did. Look what I found in there.
|More Oh Canada fabric|
Yes -- that is a whole lot more Oh Canada fabric. No pattern -- just the fabric. So I quickly brought that upstairs and put it with the rest. I delivered one more bag to Diane yesterday, and there is one more box to drop off today. I'm guessing that she has enough fabric between the four containers to make 8 quilts? One or two might be scrappy, and I'll work on those at a retreat.
When I dropped off that bag, I picked up a bag of quilt tops from Diane. You have to love that -- I drop off a bag of fabric and pick up quilt tops. That's pretty awesome! Thanks, Diane!!!
|Five more quilt tops|
Diane doesn't know is that as soon as I drop off bags of fabric to her, I get the next batch ready, so when she says she needs more -- it's ready to go. I have those tubs of fabric under the long arm, and everything needs to go. I was keeping some should I need it -- a box of solids, Toscana, Stonehenge -- basics, but guess what? It's all going. I have my own stash, so I don't need those tubs.
Besides, I needed the tubs to help me clean up! Oh yes --- tidying up is more important than storing fabric that technically isn't mine!
This is what is stored under the long arm. Yes -- it looks a bit messy, but it is organized. Actually, it doesn't look that messy. But all my supplies for making samples are in containers, fabric for clothing, some UFOs, and probably a few other things. I need room for ONE more tub, but that will come as I refine what's under the long arm. There are four or five more tubs of fabric for Diane to play with, which are on the left-hand side.
|One side of the long arm|
|The backside of the long arm|
I would prefer that NOTHING be stored there, but I have no choice. More incentive to get it used up!
Then I was off to clear up the Zoom area tables. Both are cleared off and look great. I may set up an embroidery machine on the table with the cushions as I need space for one more embroidery machine. I sat there while I tried to watch another episode of The Great British Baking Show -- I managed to finish watching the episode from the night before and one challenge. Then I needed to get to bed!
|The Zoom area tables|
|Space for the Scan and Cut|
|Two sergers ready to go|
|Two pet mats|
|The embroidery machine|
|The sewing table|
|AH -- much easier to sew with only a project or two|
|The sewing machine accessory table|
|One end of the current projects table|
|The other end of the current project table|
|The right-hand side of Pandora's closet|
|The left-hand side of the closet|
|The almost finished table|
|The cutting table -- a mess as usual|
|This space is never clear, but nothing lives here|
|The ironing board is a constant flux|
|Stuff comes and goes on the ironing board|
|The ongoing project area|
|Empty storage containers|
|Customer quilt -- DONE|