Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Day for Organizing and Cleaning the Sewing room

I must say, this is BEFORE Christmas morning... so what you're seeing here is including Christmas packages to be wrapped and delivered. However, other than the 'corner', it's all my mess for sewing. I'll hope to show before and after photos.To the left and right of this photo is the design wall (left) and the double closet with fabric stored in tubs on shelves(right), so I guess that's pretty organized.(This is after).

As I walk into my sewing room, this is the walkway in (very small room with pitched ceilings). To the right, I have to go around a card table to get to the closet and that's a mess too.
Before...
After...

I try and store my carrying case for my machine under the cutting table and the white box under there has thick cording in it in case I want to make a rug---wrapped in fabric strips. Haven't tried it yet, but had a deal on some cording (like clothesline stuff).
This corner is pretty neat, but things tend to get piled up in front of the drawers.
Before...
After
I can't remember my cutting table so clean!!

There is a bag to the left of the design wall, sneaking under the backing...(forgot to take the backing material off the design wall prior to taking photo shoot...)

This is a pile of strips for my Strips and Strings Log Cabin project in Jan. (nicely ironed) I figured I'd make a few 'samples' of the blocks. I ended up sitting down and sewing (diligently, since my DGS kept interrupting all afternoon) a few blocks. I got 12 blocks done!! Whoo hooo.....
And I got the rest of my 'sewing bags' done for the ladies at church (Peace by Piece Quilters). They all save me their selvedges, so I thought I'd make them all a small bag (the white paper hanging from each is their name). I asked them to pick out three selvedge strips from my collection and I'd add 3-4 more to match them (this way they didn't know what it was to look like). I gave one lady hers before Christmas, but the others I hadn't finished (needed the zippers). Now they can have them for the next mtg.

2 comments:

Mary said...

Looks good -- my room is overdue for a good cleaning!

Alycia said...

Very nice clean up! love the selvedge bags - great idea