Studio Organizing, Week 45

Posted on November 5, 2015 by prairiemoonquilts in Studio Organizing Challenge

Did you find three things that needed attention last week?

I found more than three, but chose to ignore them in favor of the more urgent ones that were screaming for attention.

I didn’t get any filing done, but I did get my desk cleared off . . . again.

I didn’t get all the fabric put away, but I managed to put some of it away.

And I did re-organize a few UFOs (and packed them up), because I have a retreat this weekend, and hope to work on a bunch of projects, so they’re all ready to go.

It seems like I never get completely done with anything, doesn’t it?

And you know what else? I can NOT dip into my fabric bins without starting a new project — it is impossible for me to resist that urge. No wonder the fabric never all gets put away!

This week’s task is another repeat, but we haven’t done it since May, and it bears doing a couple times a year:

Clean your sewing machine and the area around it

I’m admittedly a bit ahead of the game on this one, because I just had my sewing machine serviced while I was gone to Houston, and she’s back all fresh and clean.

Now, I need to clean up the area where she sits, too. Little random pieces scattered everywhere!

And since my sewing machine is clean, I think I’ll give my longarm machine and its area a good once over, too. We’ve been having some really nice weather, which has allowed us to have the windows open, and we live on a dirt and gravel road — just envision the dust, if you will.

If your sewing machine needs it, give it a cleaning, or even have it serviced, if you need to. It’ll thank you for it. And while you’re at it, clean up the area around it. It’ll be like a breath of fresh air to sit down and sew in a nice clean, neat space!

5 responses to “Studio Organizing, Week 45”

  1. Cindy says:

    You know this task wouldn’t be quite so bad if you only had one machine!

  2. swooze says:

    Yes I went into my sewing room last night and tidied my cutting table. It is not totally clean but it is better. I found the things I want to work on Friday night at my sewing group meeting and placed them all together in my sewing room. Other quilty things are slowly finding their way back to their places.

    Cleaning my machine is a good one for me, especially the place around it because that is one of my landing areas for items I return to my room before putting them away.

    Have fun at retreat! How is your daughters wedding quilt coming along?

  3. Rose Marie says:

    Woo-hoo. I just took my sewing machine to the shop to be cleaned – even before reading this!! I have a quilt that I need to quilt next week. I thought it might work better if it was tuned up!! (although it worked great week before last when I quilted one.
    Now what else can I find to clean or organize??

  4. This is my first of the month chore for my machine. Thanks for reminding me.

  5. Meloney says:

    I do think this is a needed project.
    I didn’t do great on the three things. I’ve made a dent in the filing, but I don’t know that it is ever finished.

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