I set my intentions to enjoy each and every moment this weekend, but I still need more weekend!
I spent time with a friend of mine, who offered to sew up a bunch of the fabrics I cut to make more of the 10-minute blocks. She had a computer problem, which we solved, and she also shared some of her sewing room organizational tips with me.
Afterwards, I attended the Organizing Your Sewing Room seminar that Karen held at Quilt Expressions on Saturday.
Do you see a theme here? I’m not one to set New Year’s resolutions, but I have recently gotten the organizational bug. So, yes, I am wanting to do something in my sewing room.
The “something” is find more space and/or better utilize the space I have. While I feel blessed to have the 10’ x 20’ bonus room over the garage serving as my Quilt Cave, I feel I could utilize the space better. I’ve had a contractor over to look at it to see what ideas he has, and I’ve received a reply to my email inquiry from a local custom furniture maker, whom I need to call back. Now I need to develop a “bubble diagram” to figure out what my work centers are so I can prioritize my tasks and figure out what is needed where, before I start tearing everything apart.
This is probably connected to the other projects I’ve started, namely re-arranging items and clearing off long forgotten residents from my office desk. After working on it most of the afternoon, I can actually see the Formica on the desk top!! It’s not finished, and I still have a couple of very large piles to go through, but now I have a space in which to work! It’s actually comfortable to sit at my desk!
I’m a terrible procrastinator, which is part of why this has become such a problem. I am determined to develop better habits so that I don’t have to spend my precious sewing time cleaning up my messes. Putting it off doesn’t make it go away, and I just have to remember that!
Now that I have an almost cleaned off desk, it feels like tomorrow should be Sunday!