Inspired by this lovely studio (she has 4000 yards of fabric in there) and Lisa's studio (a crafter's heaven), I did some cleaning and organizing. My studio/office is 9'x10'. It's a challenge for me to work in a confined area...I'm a spreader...into the bedroom, the kitchen etc. I do love the old adage, a place for everything and everything in it's place. If only it would stay there. It started innocently enough with the need for an empty bookshelf to put in progress piecing. I was starting to lose things and get things mixed up, that doesn't work for me. Before I knew it I had cleared off the bookshelf, emptied the closet and created a monster mess. After a full day of reorganization here is what I ended up with.
An organized closet...left side my vintage sheets, tablecloths and thrifted fabric as well as upholstery weight fabric and a place to hang completed blocks and completed tops. I tried to put things on the left that I don't need to access very often. Those sliding closet doors drive me nuts.
Right side...fabric stash, batting, ribbon pillow forms...again, supplies I use most often.
I organized my scraps by color. Don't you just love the fabric labels. You should have seen that hot mess...every scrap I have dumped in the middle of the floor. I'm so proud of how it looks now and maybe I can work with my scraps better this way.
Here's that shelf I wanted...projects I'm piecing have their own home. Of course there will be projects on top of projects soon, but at least they have a place.
My quilting and sewing books on the top shelf where they belong. Work books below. Now that's prioritizing!
The room needed some cleaning and organizing to stand up to that fabulous newly covered IBC!
A clean place to read, work and blog.
Bought this journal yesterday...plans are to journal each quilt I've made. While going through the scraps I pulled small pieces from each quilt to be a part of this journal. I'm excited to get started.
Lastly, I've been given some lovely awards over the last week or so. Penny of Penny Quilts and Randi of Allen Quilts have given me the Arte y Pico award and Amy at 4Patch and Chaletgirl have given me the Brilliant Web Blog Award. You all probably know all about these. I'm so thrilled that folks enjoy this blog. All of these ladies have great blogs. If they aren't familiar to you...definitely check them out.
I'm not very good at accepting and passing on either, but I did want to share a new blog with you. If there was an award for "witty commenter" she would win hands down. Take some time to meet Kate at Katekwiltz. Here's what she said to my Border Dispute Resolved post. "Does this mean now that the border dispute has been resolved that you move into binding arbitration?" I almost spit my coffee out onto my laptop when I read her comment. She's a card! So head on over and say hi and welcome her into this fab crafty blog community. Tell her Jacquie sent you.