A place for everything and everything in it’s place. That’s my new motto and I’m sticking to it!
After spending what seems to be an eternity de-cluttering and reorganizing my studio and fabric stash, I can finally say that as of late yesterday afternoon, it’s done! Whew!
Before I reveal my ‘new and improved’ studio, let me show you our bedroom with the fresh and clean Dresden plate quilt on the bed.
Measuring 108” x 108”, it covers our queen size bed quite nicely allowing for ample drop on either side.
Because I hung it on the clothesline to dry, the aroma of the fresh outdoors that permeates our bedroom is heavenly…and Frankie thinks so too!
Now, back to the studio.
Look what I ‘found’ in the last bin I opened…5 yards of white Kona cotton…exactly what I ran out of a couple of weeks ago when I was making my granny squares quilt which prompted a 65 mile drive to my not-so-local quilt shop. This bin was the last one that I pulled out of the closet and it’s actually the one that contained most of my ‘favorite-but-forgot-I-had’ fabric including…
all this authentic turkey red fabric. How could I have forgotten about these?
No more chaos or disorganization. I did a lot of de-cluttering which makes the room appear so much larger. Frankie thinks so too!
The Hoosier cupboard is not only home to a lot of my quilting supplies but it also provides me with additional space to display some of my collectibles.
My Dad made this wooden shelf for me over twenty years ago and I now use it to display many of the pincushions that have been gifted to me since I started blogging. Look closely because you’ll probably see one of yours there!
Below the shelf are more pincushions and ‘some’ of my scissors collection.
More of my favorite things in the corner next to the Hoosier cupboard.
On this wall is a shelving unit where I keep my quilting books, magazines and patterns. To the right of it are the crates holding some of my most recent fabric purchases, folded neatly and grouped together by color family.
The little shelf above the pine desk has a lot of antique and vintage sewing memorabilia that I’ve collected over the years. The white bin on the desk is home to my needle case
obsession collection. I’m feeling the need to make another one in the near future because in addition to pincushions, one can never have too many needle cases…right? * wink*
The cart on wheels is the new home to my fat quarter stash and behind the green curtains is where the bins containing my newly folded and organized fabric stash reside.
I now know what I fabric have and where it is because each bin is properly sorted, folded and labeled.
Mac and I are absolutely thrilled that this huge undertaking is over and that we can finally move on to what we love best and that is designing and creating.
A short week ago I felt completely overwhelmed with the task at hand. Today I feel both liberated and exhilarated…not to mention exhausted.
All I can say is that if you’ve been thinking about doing some organizing and de-cluttering of your own, I recommend that you take the plunge. I feel like an immense burden has been lifted from my shoulders and I’m really looking forward to spending some quality time in my studio…now that I know what’s in there and where I can find it!