Monday, February 19, 2007

Saturday Afternoon

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.

13 comments:

  1. Suze, your studio looks wonderful! So what if it is a little cold, you have plenty of space (actually it looks like your studio is about the size of my entire appartement:-)), and everything you need in reach And it looks so neat and tidy. I'm so jealous;-D

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  2. Wow...your sewing room looks so well put together. Someday I will get my "piles" of fabric organized too.

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  3. Your organization is awesome! Want to come do mine? :>) BTW, I see that you are doing a Baltimore. Any particular patterns? Is it a BOM thru a shop? I love Baltimores and enjoy seeing what others are doing.

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  4. What a great sewing space! So organized!

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  5. I love that you make sewing such a priority that you're willing to get up 2 hours early. It would be hard to walk away at 7:30, but you must start your day with contentment.

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  6. I can just see you down there in the early morning chill... smiling and sewing away! Thanks for sharing your 'personal' space. I love to see other peoples' sewing spaces and I'm quite impressed by your organizational skills! Great post.

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  7. Hum... are all those baskets WIPs? The sewing studio looks quite organized! I will not show you a picture of mine at the moment. I'm on a "reduce UFO modes". I tell you they pop up from the strangest places. Looks like your time was well spent.

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  8. I, too, work in the basement. Yes it is quite chilly. I keep a crocheted shawl handy and I'm fine.

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  9. That's a terrific space to start your day! You've done a fabulous job at getting organized. I can almost imagine you sitting at your Featherweight, Suze.

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  10. those baskets makes the WIPs look fantastic- and what a great organized space!

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  11. What a great space you have. It looks like a little quilt shop. Love the baskets on the shelf.

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  12. Studio? What studio, I think that's a factory. You're lucky, there're very space. It's a very nice room.

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  13. Thanks for sharing the pictures of your space. What wonderful organization skills you have. This is a room I could spend every minute of my life in. I love the wall of baskets for your projects.

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