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Thread: 2012, New Beginnings or "Will Quilt for Cleaning!"

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    Smile 2012, New Beginnings or "Will Quilt for Cleaning!"

    It's time to organize. To simplify. To prioritize.

    My sewing studio sometimes resembles being struck by some natural disaster (hurricane, tornado...). Especially this past year during/after quilting frenzies with deadlines; no time to pick up! One could hardly find a path to walk through.

    That, plus the fact that I have Quilter's A.D.D. (adding another project before the previous one is finished, haha!) amounts to a happy, comfortable mess of a sewing room. I can't help it, I want to make everything!

    Recently, in exchange for machine-quilting, my friend Carol offered to help organize (disaster clean-up) my studio. She worked for four days, sorting, cleaning and organizing my projects, gadgets, supplies, fabrics and workspaces. She bagged and boxed, threw away teeny scraps I'd been hanging on to (just don't look!), even cleaned out that TOP DRAWER, you know the one! She stowed all my UFOs into bags in the window seat. She separated the mending pile, organized a few current projects into a stacking bin, and sorted fabric scraps into their little plastic shoeboxes in their respective colors. Voila! A clear path to the sewing machine!
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    Looks good! That sounds like a nice trade off.

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    Awesome-I need a friend like that-it's easier to have someone else "toss" the stuff we really don't need.
    It's not a stash-it's a fabric library!
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    What a great trade off.

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    Love it! I'm so nosy - I always love seeing inside other people's sewing studios
    Quilting is my vice



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    WOW. What a great friend. She did a great job. I know she will be happy with the trade too.

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    May I borrow Carol? I can offer the same trade.
    Stephanie in Mena

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    A clean and well organized sewing room is better than...
    um, dirty, LOL!
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    I want a Carol! I want a Carol!

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    Wow...wish my space looked that good.....

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    I want a friend like that.

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    It looks so nice I would hate to mess it all up again.

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    All I can say is WOW! I too have quilting ADD but mine is worse, alas. I have TWO rooms like this! One is for my embroidery machine. It is not quite as bad as the quilting room but OMG! I have to stop every 3-4 months and do my own cleaning so I can find things. Glad to hear I am not alone! LOL Happy 2012!
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    WOW! What an awesome trade off!!! Your quilting space looks so nice, I just wanna get in there and mess it up!! LOL!!! Enjoy!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by doowopddbop View Post
    It's time to organize. To simplify. To prioritize.

    My sewing studio sometimes resembles being struck by some natural disaster (hurricane, tornado...). Especially this past year during/after quilting frenzies with deadlines; no time to pick up! One could hardly find a path to walk through.

    That, plus the fact that I have Quilter's A.D.D. (adding another project before the previous one is finished, haha!) amounts to a happy, comfortable mess of a sewing room. I can't help it, I want to make everything!

    Recently, in exchange for machine-quilting, my friend Carol offered to help organize (disaster clean-up) my studio. She worked for four days, sorting, cleaning and organizing my projects, gadgets, supplies, fabrics and workspaces. She bagged and boxed, threw away teeny scraps I'd been hanging on to (just don't look!), even cleaned out that TOP DRAWER, you know the one! She stowed all my UFOs into bags in the window seat. She separated the mending pile, organized a few current projects into a stacking bin, and sorted fabric scraps into their little plastic shoeboxes in their respective colors. Voila! A clear path to the sewing machine!
    Looks great! That's something I need to do...get organized. ;-)
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    So how fast can Carol get to my house? Fantastic job of organizing.
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    WOW and double WOW. Two friends tried to help me organize my basement sewing room. Unfortunately, within a few months I had unorganied it. Old habits die hard. Now I have to be a little better organized, or I don't get to sleep in my bed at night. It works.

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    She is good, everyone should have a friend like her.
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    she's not just a friend, she's an angel. Looks great.

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    Dear Carol,

    Your letter of recommendation arrive via email today and I would like you to know that I am reserving the position of organizer open for you for as long as it takes to get you here. I was very impressed by the examples of hard work and expertise expressed in the letter. Please let me know how soon you can start.

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    Awesome job, kinda inspiring (notice the "kinda"), guess I'm gonna have to organize mine **sigh** someday! Yours looks awesome!
    Quilting makes me happy!..

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    I'm envious! It's wonderful!!!

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    Oh wow! Now to keep it that way. (That's always my challenge!)
    Thimble and Thread

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    Congratulations! You have a friend of great value. Now your challenge will be to 1. work on the UFO's, 2. keep the path to the machine clear and to ...... oh just revel in beauty of organization and forget all of those silly challenges. It is lovely. Now I must take some of theses good organization ideas and put them to work in my own sewing space. Thanks to both of you for the pictures and the good ideas.

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    Deonn, your friend Carol is a true treasure! Can I borrow her? LOL! Seriously she could make a business of doing this - your stuff looks terrific! It's inspiring as well a great stress reducer to work in a well organized area. Have fun!

    Happy Tails and Janetter, you both are just too funny!
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