Im almost too embarrassed to say this, but i broke my very own promise to me..
I vowed that once i got my lovely sewing room ( one of the guest bedrooms turned sewing room) i would contain my hobby just to that room- its not huge by no means..
It drove me nuts when hubby would work on his project and leave the 'crap' all over the kitchen table or living room.. My daughter, the wonderfully spoiled only child has toys, dolls, books you name it in EVERY room in the house (its 3 levels) ..
So I was going to lead by example, and keep my stuff contained..
Well, it must of happened overnight as I hadn't noticed what what happening..
The formal dining room has now turned into my swap exchange room.. I have covered my antique wooden table with a gigantic cutting mat that covers it perfectly end to end... Yes I use it to cut from bolts too..Works great !! and sooo much room !!! but when the need arises I toss a table cloth over it and Voila ! A table to eat on again !!
Then under that very same table I have at least 15 bolts stashed from when i cut them last and have not taken them to my sewing room.. Not to mention all the other quilty stuff hanging around keeping the bolts company.. Im avoiding 'where to put them' syndrome as space in my sewing room has now become a valuable commodity.. A lil more than i had bargained for.. Seriously. when did it all happen ?!?!?!
Today I was 'spring cleaning'.. Yes I do it from time to time when hubby isnt looking- I dont want to give him any ideas ya know. !! That would be bad..
I was emptying out the second guest bedroom closet, I came across 5 tubs of fabric.. Really!?!??! where did they come from?!?! Who put them there!?!?! Did they multiply overnight?!?!?!?! ( ok well 6 months sounds more like it- as I recall purging actual clothing from that very same closet not more than 6 months ago..) But i do not recall putting them in there.. Did i block it out !?!?!? When did i begin to look the other way!?!?!?! When did I begin to turn the cheek and allow my quilting to invade the rest of the house?!?!?! Im so not complaining, really im not.. I'm fortunate and thank hubby everyday (quietly and to myself actually- we don't want to make his head swell- that would be bad..) But it amazes me - not in a good way either, the 'stuff' i have and where the 'stuff' is stuffed... !
Ive decided to take one tub- cut and slice them and make scrappies- one tub at a time... Cut them into 1.5 all the way up to 3.5 strips, 2x2 all the way up to 5x5 sqs, who knows I may even pull out the GO tumbler or apple core die to spice things up a bit...
I know im not alone in this 'epidemic' .. And I knew discussing my newly founded 'treasures' to hubby would be detrimental in every way.. So i decided to share with my QB family.. Who knows?!?!?! Some of you may be in the very same shoes..
THANKS FOR LISTENING !!!
My name is Luv, and Im a fabri-holic........