Saturday, April 16, 2011

Stash Report Week #15 and updates on my sewing room...

April 9-15, 2011

Still not much happening on the sewing front.  Nothing in and nothing out this week.  So that takes care of the Stash Report portion of this blog post.  But I have made some good progress in organizing my sewing room.  Here are a few progress pictures...

I've asked my husband for a small flat panel TV for my birthday that will fit on top of the shelves.  Then I can move the large, bulky TV out of there.  It would be nice to have an internet enabled one so I can watch NetFlix and listen to Pandora on it.

Each of the black baskets here holds fat quarters that coordinate with the yardage beside it.  The clear containers with the white lids to the left of the TV hold my collection of 2.5" strips.  They're also organized by color and theme.

I love having it so organized now.  It's almost an OCD thing for me.  These baskets hold either pre-cuts (charm packs, FQ bundles, layer cakes and jelly rolls) or all of the fabric for a planned quilting project.  And see the black basket with the big dots on it?  That's where I'm getting my color scheme for the room.

More baskets hold additional projects and collections of fabric.

I need two more of the black mesh baskets to finish this corner out.  On the bottom row, there are 2 projects just waiting for their own basket.  I bought both the black cubes and the baskets from Target, but they were out of the mesh ones last time I went.  I think I've been buying them faster than they can restock them.

I'm more than halfway done with the organization and I've already gone through all of my fabric.  Fortunately I've been able to donate a lot of it to my mom as well as different people and organizations.  I didn't count what I gave away, but figure it's probably about 300 yards.  But it was fabric I don't think I would have used so it's found a better home.  I still need to go through a couple cabinets of notions, my quilting books and the stuff under my quilting frame.  Slowly but surely I'm getting there.  I also want to repaint all of the shelving units in here with white lacquer and the walls a gray/taupe color.  That will be a huge undertaking because there are 8 bookcases, an armoire, 2 sets of shelves with 9 cubbies and 6 sets of shelves with 6 cubbies.

I have a mental picture of how great it's going to look when I'm done.  I hope the reality matches up with my vision.  On another note, my dear husband is talking about moving again and is looking for land in the area to build a new house.  I'm open to the idea if we can find the perfect lot and house plan (1-story), but I'd also be quite happy to stay where we are.  Of course, I'm open to whatever plans God has for us even if it's something completely different from ours.

Until later...

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.  
Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV)


  1. It is looking great. If your luck runs like ours, just as you finally get it all organized perfectly, you will end up moving, and have to start all over, because what you have now won't fit in the new place. But you will start all over and conquer it yet again. But if you are like me, you would have rather been sewing again instead of redesigning.

  2. I am shaking my head in amazement as I read your post and look at these pictures. You are so organized, I cannot even in my dreams think that I will ever close to that organized. Very very impressive. Whole bolts of fabric? I do dream of buying a whole bolt, lol, but never have.