New Year’s Studio Clean Up

You can see my Dream Quilt folded up on the ironing board, but it may be harder to see Fate curled up in her the little red dog bed. She really just looks like a bundle of fabric on the floor with the rest of the mess.

I got the shelf at the front of my studio straightened out, and more linens and fabric organized into piles that I still have to find a place for. Then there’s the stuff that still needs to be sorted out.

But I got a lot done already today.

Before I got started the dreary weather and anticipation of going through the mess had me down.  But once I got into it, my obsessive nature took over, and I found satisfaction with each piece of fabric I folded and placed on a shelf.

Whenever I feel this way I remember one time when I was a kid and had to clean up my room.  It seemed overwhelming and my mother told me to just pick up one thing at a time and put it away.  Now I can see that advice for what it really is, which is being in the moment.

I’m looking forward to getting back to my studio tomorrow.

And I have so many ideas swirling through my head, I don’t know where I’ll start when I get back to work. I feel like I’ll never be able to work quick enough to use up all the fabric I have.

After I get all my fabric in place, I’ll vacuum and mop my floor and dust and clean the windows.

Barb bought the three last potholders I had in my Etsy Shop and left me a message saying that now “ I could start fresh in the New Year“.  Thanks Barb,  that looks like exactly what I’ll be doing.

6 thoughts on “New Year’s Studio Clean Up

  1. I love watching what you come up with in your shop. I have a question for you? My grand-daughter asked me to make her a quilt with all t-shirts that she got in high school and college. What do you do in a case like that? Do you back the fabric up or do you just sew it together. They are all cotton but have some give to them. I would love to hear from you Maria.
    I wish you and Jon a most enjoyable New Year.

    1. I wish you a good year in your new home too Uta. And with my sewing machine that has an automatic tension setting, I just sew them together, but on my old singer I had to use iron-on interfacing to keep the fabric from stretching. And that worked really well. An extra step, but better than all that stretchy fabric. Have fun!

  2. Thank you Maria for your answer. I will try without the interfacing on a few scraps and if they stretch I will have to buy some, I left all my stuff behind. I wish I had more room to lay things out like you do. Happy New Year

    1. Ah Uta, you probably gave it all to me! If you need something you gave me and I still have it, I’d be glad to give it back to you. I still have lots of the thread you gave me.

  3. You are very welcome to everything I gave you and I know you will do good with it. I did not intend to do that much sewing again but since moving I invented a lot of Valances and Curtains, out of old tablecloths. Now sewing for my granddaughter, how can I refuse. Stay warm.

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