Finally seeing what's there
Isn't is interesting how we can go in the same rooms every day and we eventually just stop seeing what's there. Maybe it's a pile of clothes in the corner of the closet or a stack of fabric on a shelf. Our remodel has really forced me to look and see the accumulations around me. We had to unpack the kitchen and family room and fit it all on the foyer, living room, sewing room and guest bedroom. It's total disarray.
We are watching TV in the sewing room and that's working just fine except that now I have been actually looking at this wall. Usually when I'm in here the TV is on but I don't really watch it much. But for the past week I've been looking at the mess and it's been driving me nuts. Last night I had had enough.
I have also reached my clutter tolerance for the cutting table, currently the dinner table.
The project wall is also a total mess. So I got busy to see how much I could clean up in 3 hours. It turns out that I was able to fill 2 trash bags, create a 2 foot stack of magazines for the recycle bin and a few dozen books to give away.
I got the project wall back in order. The top of the cabinet would be clear if I could get to the bench where I store quilts that happens to be my kitchen pantry at the moment. Mostly I emptied a couple of bins and got things off the floor and in the shelves. I could easily empty more bins but since this was the last place I tackled I'll take what I've done and be happy for now.
The empty cutting table makes me feel like I can breathe again. All of the patterns and projects have been put in their appropriate places and a lot of junk was thrown out.
But the best of it is here. I actually got rid of a shelf! The remaining top shelf even has about 12" of empty space. Now I had room to put up the flowers that have been hanging out in the living room waiting for a home. I stuck them up with Command tape.
I'm very much a function over form person when it comes to my work spaces but it is nice to have a little color in here now.
I got all of the the flowers from my booth put up in the sewing room and this makes me very happy....until they get covered in dust. But mostly I'm happy to have a little bit of order back to my room.
1/18/2019 06:21:47 pm
I'm still in awe of those amazing flowers and now how impressive they look on your walls. I'm sure they make you feel happy just to see them as you work. I'm on the same page with trying to clear out extra 'stuff' that has been part of my landscape for far too long. Unfortunately, despite my best efforts in getting rid of junque, the remainder has simply expanded to fill the space. I swear it's multiplying when I'm asleep!!
1/19/2019 10:19:59 am
I feel like I'm always working on cleaning up my space. I wish the was a quilt book exchange site. Something where you could exchange a book you no longer used for one you would like to use. Out of print books can be hard to find. I usually donate to my library. Lots to do.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.