I finally got my studio organized. It took all of my free time this weekend but I know it was worth the effort. The shell baskets were on sale last summer and they are perfect to put a project in to keep all the parts together. The laundry basket on the right is my Heartstrings project. I don't think I will empty the basket this month but I am making progress. I plan to do at least two blocks each week till the basket is empty.
This is a view of the cutting table on the opposite wall. Everything is within easy reach.
Behind the curtain on the table is stacks of even more plastic totes with even more unfinished projects. I am looking forward to the day when they are not there any more.
There is my sweet little Duchess. My chair is low so I can get by with using an army field desk for my sewing machine. I did order the plans to make the cabinet the Featherweights go in but I have to wait until my son has time to make it for me. My nine patch leader/ender is right there on the table, close at hand.
The six totes you see there contain my stash. Except for the small stack on the stool, that is all I have. Two large pieces will be used soon as backing for my siggy quilts and that small stack of fabric will fit into the boxes then. I have seen what some others have a stash but I do not think that way. I see a quilt that I want to make and I purchase what I need to make that quilt. Then I take it home and put it in a plastic bag or tote till I get to it. After the quilt is made, the scraps go into my "Simply Charming" tote ........ I hope to do many charm quilts and that take a lot of different pieces of fabric. Occasionally I see a piece that speaks to me. When that happens I buy as much as I can afford when I get home I look for a quilt to use it in.............. Same obsession, just a different way to store the fabrics.
Yup, I am in the basement. It is cold there this time of year. I make every effort to get up by 5:30 am each morning and sew downstairs until 7:30 am. Then I have to go upstairs and fix lunches and dress for work.