|My First Quilt|
My mom and I went to a couple of different quilt shops today and they have renewed my interest in one of my many hobbies. My mom and I started quilting in 1998 and I have been collecting fabric ever since! She has finished far more projects than I have, but the ones I have completed hang proudly in my living room and bedroom and one is draped over the back of my recliner.
When we got home today, I was so pumped I wanted to run upstairs and start sewing! So?!? Did I?!? No! Why you might ask? Because my quilting/scrap booking room is such a disaster right now I can't even begin to be creative until I clean it up. I need to somehow get it all organized and whatnot before I can finish my latest quilt for my bedroom.
So I've been making list after list (usually my first step in getting organized) of how I want to organize my room or maybe even rearrange it. I think I need (okay, I KNOW) I need to get some cute fabric baskets to put already started projects in, but this in itself will be a small investment. When I was at Walmart the other day, they had some really cute baskets in their office supply section that I'm going to check out tomorrow morning before I go for my walk. My hopes are that on the next round of days off, I will be able to tackle that room and maybe get it under control so when I go up there, I'm not overwhelmed.
Above are a few of the dream sewing rooms I have come across. Mine will never look anything like these, but it's okay to dream, right? So, where was I? Oh yes, the way fun baskets from Walmart. After I pick up a few of those...more like 10 or so that should help a ton in getting things up off the floor and into a place where I can look at what needs to be done instead of just piling things up all over the place. After that I will have to figure out a way to store all of my different cuts of fabrics. Do I place them all together? Separate the fat quarters from the regular cuts of fabric? Stick them all in a dresser drawer and forget about them? The decisions are endless...I'm already stressing out about this and I haven't even started yet! I will have to keep you up to date as I progress and for some more inspiration, I think I might do some shopping online as well!