Once again it is time to reorganize the sewing space...for real this time. I am following through on clearing out lots of old fabric, UFO's, books, patterns and other misc "stuff" that I haven't used since we moved back from England. (I used that as my cut-off point when clearing my clothes closet the other day and it worked well....)
One of my favorite little orphan blocks that came to light again during the upheaval...So what was the proverbial "straw" that spiked my resolve? (because I know I've written another blog about this.) Another wipe-out...let's just say vertical storage is great but when you try and get to it by standing on a chair that has one leg perched on a loosely folded pile of fat quarters bad things happen....
some silks from Paducah for a future crazy quilt projectOn the positive side I did find a baggie of little bowtie blocks that had been missing for months...the bag literally hit me on the top of my head. It is ok to laugh...I did! I took that as a warning from my Grandmother...she died in her sewing room at the age of 96. I need to clean up before something bad happens.
One of the challenges is lighting. It is really bad back there. Which makes it great for storing quilts and fabric. Not so much for sewing. My dining room...now there is a great sewing light and a big table. Guess where I do most of my stitching?
a glimpse of the Chaos!This morning I made some sketches of the room with a new layout. I even marked where the new lights should go (never thought I would be installing track lighting again but that seems to be the best option here...along with some clip lamps near the cutting table and the sewing machine table.