Sunday, October 10, 2010

Coming up for air

What a couple of weeks! Again, no stash usage to report,  I'm still working on getting the stash organized and confined to the new sewing room.

( It's a little slow going as we officially moved to the new facility at work and the commute  now takes an additional 3 hours of my time).  I keep finding boxes and bags with more fabric! sometimes duplicate cuts of the same fabric, I must of really liked it ;-). 

The positive side?  I'm figuring out what colors I have excess of, what colors need to be replenished and most importantly what fabric I no longer love or want.  This is very liberating,  even the magazine stash is getting an overhaul.  I've kept every issue of three different quilting magazines from as early as 2004, I think I want to keep 2 previous years and current issues (2008, 2009 and 2010), then I would be removing the oldest issue as soon as a new one comes in the mail, seems like a good plan to keep the magazine stash fresh and fitting  in their new allotted space.  I've also been trying to decide on a theme or color scheme, I want to make covers for (3) sewing machines and the serger, a table mat for each, a couple of thread catchers, valances for the window and seat covers or cushion for two chairs.  But why restrict myself to a color or theme?  I'll work in an assembly line and make a set for each holiday!  After all, I have enough fabric. LOL. 
Sounds like a good plan, It will help change the no stash used tune I've been singing for a while now.
For now, I'm taking an hour or so  to browse other quilting blogs over at Judy's  patchworktimes.com   and see what other's have been up to this week.

4 comments:

SpinningStar said...

Yikes...I have a bigger stash of magazines than you do. Each year, I say I am going to thin out and keep them to one shelf, but then the oldies end up in a pile for one more look through! And of course, I pull out pictures, instructions, ideas so I now have another organizing problem.

Good luck on your continued organizing of the stash. Liz

Jamie in Louisiana said...

Wow - 3 hour commute! Your stash is so nice and neat, so it won't be long before you will be busting through the yardage.

Charlene S said...

I keep current year and go through other taking out patterns I really like and recycling the rest. One day I will organize my stash like yours but then DD could come shopping too easily. I love your idea of seasonal decor for the sewing room. Now I don't feel so bad having three machines set up.

katie z. said...

I'm impressed that you're planning how to keep everything fitting in the allotted space!