Saturday, August 25, 2012

Same old story

 Yesterday we cleaned up the quilting closet at church and  put everything back in place. We consolidated and purged and hung some things with command hooks. Everything we use often should be easy to get out and more important easy to put away.  
  So......Here I am again organizing my own sewing space. It seems like I just did this last month. Oh wait, I did do this last month. Actually this time it is different; Jack took one of my shelf units out to the garage. That means I have to be serious about deciding what I can realistically keep and what has to go. This picture shows my one shelf unit loaded with what I am keeping. I was able to hang 11 quilts (no bed quilts) in the closet using some skirt/pants hangers that hold them securely and are not bulky so the hangers themselves do not take up a lot of space. I am going to buy some more like it for my clothes closet and to hang a few more quilts in this closet. It is also time to let go of a few more quilts.  I am not going to post a picture of the rest of the room right now because it is a mess and who wants to look at another mess. There are a lot of things that need to go in other places and that means I will finally have to tackle the hall closet and do some purging there. I will not be posting any photos about that either.

I had a lot of wall hangings rolled up together around batting covered cardboard tubes. That worked pretty well but I ran out of space to store them conveniently. The last time I cleaned my sewing closet I took out 3 large rolls of quilts and I have been moving them around from the living room sofa to my bed, depending on whether we expected company or not. They are almost all hanging in the closet now. I unrolled them on my bed to put them on the hangers and Jack was sitting at his computer watching me. I likes this cat quilt and said I should hang it. He jokingly suggested the ceiling as there is really no more available wall space. It is 24 inches square and I am going to hang it in my sewing room. I have some things on my bulletin boards that I can change out.
This is a quilt I made for a guild challenge. We blindly chose a crayon from a paper bag and that was the predominate color we were to use. Tan is not my favorite color; it is a color I would never, ever choose. Guess what, I really came to like this quilt and the way the colors came together. I guess we all need to stretch a bit now and again.

1 comment:

Annie said...

I am so drooling over your closet space! My bitty sewing space has gotten to be quite the mess and it's kind of keeping me from wanting to even go near it. But every time I pick something up to put away, I get inspired to sew. I play with it a bit, get an idea, then realise I have no where to work on it. And so the stack grows. That's a very cute cat quilt and you did well with the ever blah tan. I'm sure that would have been the crayon my fingers would have found too!