It's all well and good to hear voices in your head telling you to go visit quilt shops, but eventually you're going to hear those other little voices telling you to clean up your sewing room and put away all that stuff that insisted on coming home with you from the quilt shop. Today was that day for me.
The day started out just fine with some quilting on the monster quilt, but after a couple hours, I realized I was feeling a little grumpy. When I looked around me, I decided that a major part of that feeling was because I had accumulated "stuff" that needed to be put away.
The Sweat Shop is small, so it doesn't take very much to make it feel messy. My friend Eileen wrote to say that if I'd put things away when I'm done with them, I wouldn't have the problem. Well, that's just not it, because I do. My problem is that space is so limited that every so often I need to do some major reorganizing so that everything fits comfortably.
The photos above and below are the "before" photos.
About eight hours later, I was done. If nothing else, it was a good excuse to get pizza for dinner, and I DID end up with a sewing space that's better organized once again. I've even gone though all my older magazines and taken out the patterns I want to keep--something I started working on about a week ago. There's a woman in my office who is a fairly new quilter and doesn't subscribe to many quilting magazines, so she always appreciates getting my cast offs, and it keeps me from accumulating a lot of magazines that take up space.
Here are photos of various parts of my nice, clean, happy Sweat Shop:
Tomorrow I plan to get back to working on the monster--no grumpiness allowed!