Studio Organizing, Week 48

Posted on November 28, 2015 by prairiemoonquilts in Studio Organizing Challenge

It’s Saturday!

I took a couple days off for Thanksgiving, and I hope you did, too — that way no one minds that this week’s task is a couple days late. We were busy with other things, right?

How did you do with putting away fabric?

I must confess right now that I completely failed on this one. I started going through that box I showed you last week, and ended up pulling about 1/3 of the fabric out and immediately started cutting it up for a new project! Seriously, there must be something wrong with me!

So now my cutting table is an even bigger mess, I have another new project, and the fabric still isn’t put away. Can I call that a good week?

And here it is time for the next task. We only have a few more between now and the end of the year, so I’m repeating one yet again because I still need to do it:

Clean out a drawer

I’m still working my way through that one cabinet in my sewing room. It has 6 drawers, and so far I’ve cleaned out 5 of them. There’s one more to go, and if I can do it this week, I’ll have cleaned out the entire cabinet this year.

Who takes an entire year to clean out one cabinet? Ugh!

This last drawer is also large, and full of fabric. I’m not sure why these particular pieces of fabric are in here. I must have had some reason at the time, although I have no idea now what that reason was. So I’m diving in.


Do you still have any drawers that need cleaning out? If not, do you still have shelves that need attention? (I do, but those are for another week.)

Or do you have some other hiding place that needs attention? That’s our task for this week. Only a few more weeks to get things done before we head into a new year. I’m hoping to start 2016 a bit more organized than I did 2015. How about you?

6 responses to “Studio Organizing, Week 48”

  1. Anne P says:

    As far as I’m aware Thanksgiving is only celebrated in the USA – and maybe Canada? – not the rest of the world. Though I do remember celebrating it at school by taking fruits and vegetables in for the ‘needy’ – but I think all that remains in the UK are a few church services and if you are not regligious (like me) then you get no excuses! :0) Then I always excuse myself if I need to do something regarding more urgent things! You only live once after all!

  2. Meloney says:

    I always have drawers that need cleaning out.
    I hope you are going to do this next year too.

  3. Can’t do much, but my DH straightened out six in the bathroom. Does that count? LOL. My DGS#1 came over WEdnesday, and he helped me sort two boxes plus a pile of fabric off the floor. Now I can move my walker around the room.

  4. Mary says:

    Be kind to yourself. Our messes didn’t happen ovenight or even in one week – well, that’s not totally true as I can create many piles in one week. I have too much quilting stuff without adequate cupboards, shelves, etc. to put them so they have a chance of staying neat. If you have any suggestions on what type of shelves or cupboards to buy, please share. I think I want some open space but also some glass doors or something to partially obscure things. I live in an apt. so my studio is in part of my living area which also is my living room and dining room. Please ignore the underlining if it shows up on the comment. Thanks for reading my thoughts.

  5. I have the very same “affliction.” I can’t help be inspired by all the pretty fabric I have, even when my goal is to organize and store. There are times, and this id one of them, that these piles of inspiration, piles of about-to-be projects, and scraps and trimming actually take over.

    But, REALLY, what is so wrong by being creatively engaged by our gorgeous fabric? Isn’t that what moved us to buy it and how we grow, learn, and create? Sure, I want to be able to find things: beads, trim, tools, thread, notions quickly and easily. I try really hard to keep these corralled in specific places. But, if my fabric is all neatly folded and stored away, so is my creativity.

  6. randy says:

    I have decided to get a bookcase in my sewing room. I have to get a hoosier out and figure out where it goes…. hoping the bookcase will help.

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