Thursday, April 9, 2009

A bit of progress

Once I got home from work tonight I went upstairs to my sewing heaven and worked a bit more on the gigantic mess I've created.

A few years back a very nice woman sent me TONS of old chenille. I was tickled with it at the time, but it was mostly too old and too tattered to do much with. There are a few pieces that I can use for baby bibs and such, but the rest I bagged up and took out to the trash. I hate throwing fabric away, but when it's really not usable, it's trash. (Something wrong with my statement, makes me feel harsh or mean, somehow. Why is this?)

I folded more fabric and straightened up a bit more, not to say that I don't have an enormous task still ahead. Tomorrow I plan to go up and do more. I'm trying not to overdo it and get really crazy about it, but I can't wait to get things straightened up more.

My goal is to have my fabrics NEAT and displayed enough so I can choose without going through a bin. I also want to be able to walk around my cutting table. I've always had it against a wall and pulling it out and trying to get around it is a PITA (pain in the a**). It's coming along, just not coming along quickly enough to suit me.

As I mentioned before, I'm a clutterer and a keeper. I have always been messy for as long as I can remember and it's one trait I have that I absolutely hate about myself. (There are one or two more, but I won't go there right now.)

Well, it's getting late and I should put the computer away for tonight.

Hugs and God bless us all.


  1. I wish I could find a place to display my fabrics too but they stay hidden away in drawers and boxes.

  2. Never underestimate the amount of time it takes to fold and put away fabric...personally I think it grows wings at night and flies off the shelves to visit other fabrics but that may just be in my messy sewing room!

    Have a great weekend and don't overdo it!

  3. Sometimes my sewing room gets into such a mess I accuse my grandchildren of going in there and turning it upside down - even when they haven't been to see me. :) And I totally understand the urge to keep every scrap of fabric. It's just not practical but oh it's hard to throw any away. My grandmother lives on in me. blessings, marlene


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