Wednesday, January 15, 2014

In with a new year

We've decided to rearrange our basement, to give me more space for fabric storage!

That's the good news.

The bad news is that it will require time, energy, paint, patching, organizing, and no doubt reorganizing, and lots of swearing.  And a trip to Ikea (wait, I love Ikea! That might be good news).

So, I've started on the organizing, anyway. Some of the furniture has been shifted, some not, it's a bit of an awkward puzzle, and involves moving, among many things, a computer desk and a large doll house, so it's not happening very quickly.

And while I'd like to say this was a well thought out plan, no, it's a last minute shift that has thrown my life into confusion... More confusion, I suppose. And I haven't sewn a thing since Sunday, and only got to sew then because we had a sew in at the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild... My sewing stuff at home is strewn about in preparation of changes. And reoganizing!

But I did accomplish something last night; I turned this:

Ye olde scrap pile.
Into this:

No, I'm joking. I didn't throw it all away! However, I did fill this trash can from the scrap bin; it was empty before I started. I threw away anything that was under an inch wide, anything on a strange substrate, and a few odd bits, you know, that stuff. And some things, I'm giving away.  It took, I kid you not, about 5 hours (and truthfully, I did it a few hours at a time over the course of three days - but I did finish last night).

And I found some treasures for sure in that pile! I'll post a few of my finds later.

The rest I sorted by color into bags, for now.  I've ordered clear plastic shoe boxes for them, as recommended to me by a friend. I've cleared off my shelves in preparation for that... And now I just have to wait for them to arrive! Impatiently! In the meantime, I can always start on reorganizing my fat eighth and fat quarter storage...

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