Monday, January 13, 2014

More progress

I was able to spend a couple of hours in the sewing room today. First I made more components for the Homespun Bear Paw borders. Then I tackled another section of the room that needed cleaning up.

This is my work station to the left of my sewing machine. Several bins overflowing with stuff. Lots of charms, strips, scraps, blocks, and remnants of projects to be put away, along with notions galore. At the top of the pile are my dad's shirts that I am going to make into a memory quilt for my mom. I know that will be tough to work on. I haven't even had the strength to start cutting them up yet. :(

One hour later I have my work space back. Charms, strips, etc are in their appropriate containers and the bins have all be collapsed and put away. I use collapsible bins that I picked up for $1 each at Christmas Tree Shop. They come in several sizes and I must have grabbed at least 15 of them. What a difference some breathing room makes.

My favorite part of this area is my 2 1/2" strip organizer. For a couple of years I participated in (and hosted) 2 1/2" strip swaps. I use a shoe organizer to contain and display them. It is so easy to grab whatever I need from those little cubbies. Believe it or not I have already used lots and lots of these strips.

Manufactured jelly rolls are stored elsewhere in drawers.

1 comment :

Teri said...

I have one of those shoe organizer, but I never thought to organize strips in it. I may have to rethink it's purpose.