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    Wink Organized Chaos

    I think more of us, than will admit, that have Crafting/Sewing rooms that look similiar to this.







    Forgot to get pic of other wall.....Nothing special just a wall with Tables & Sewing Machines & Serger.

    Ok Ladies...Fess up with your Organized Chaos!

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    No, I do not have a pink flamingo

    Ok, seriously, I am one of those annoying neat people who doesn't do much sewing because I'm too busy 'organizing'.

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    Oh my, I could just walk in and join you any day! That is about what mine looks like,although you can't see my table except its legs right now!!
    I like that--- organized chaos! Yep, that's me.

    No, I don't have a flamingo either. But I have other stuffed funky things to make up for it.
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    Looks so much like mine! My pink flamingo is really a green satin frog looking down on my little piece of heaven! Thanks for the honesty.
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    I do actually get lots of quilts made check my Album

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/members...lbums1050.html

    My Mother & I work on them together mostly.

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    We all need our spaces to call our own, who cares what they look like, as long as you can find what you are looking for, right! Mine isn't too bad, but everytime I spend a little time organizing, then I can't find what I want, so I limit my time spent doing that, lol. I think we should keep our spaces however we feel like keeping them, & have fun being amongst it all! I just love being able to have it all in one room, or close anyway....
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    wow..I don't feel so bad about mine at all now...and they called ME a hoarder! IN all fairness to myself, this has been cleaned/straightened up since these pix were taken...when it is finished I will take NEW pix!
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    You all make me feel so "normal". I, too, have been accused of being a hoarder. Thanks for daring to post.

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    Wow , Ladies ... The amount of ..."STUFF" you have in those rooms is ..... surprising ... ! My space looked similar till I just could not take it anymore... It's better and doubt it will look like the some the amazingly tidy spaces that I have seen posted. But once I re-organized I felt much better, and it was even more fun spending time in my sanctuary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    wow..I don't feel so bad about mine at all now...and they called ME a hoarder! IN all fairness to myself, this has been cleaned/straightened up since these pix were taken...when it is finished I will take NEW pix!
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    Thanks for sharing your room - mine is about the same. I have good intentions of sorting, folding, cleaning -just hasn't happened yet. I'm sure I'll find hidden / forgotten treasures when (IF) I ever get it spruced up as planned.

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    Y'all make me feel sooooo good about myself and my sewing space. Its good to know that I am normal. I am a hoarder too so I also applaud y'all for showing pictures. Thanks for sharing.
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    mine doesn't look as neat and organized as yours right now
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    One day I will take pictures.. but mine are stacked in six sweater containers.. Think I'd have a little anxiety with all of that.. I'm in a one bedroom apartment, and am working on five crumb chaos quilts at the same time.. You bet I'm having a problem with all of it.. If you want to part with any of it, PM me.. I'd be glad to pay for shipping.. I'm looking for scraps..
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    I think it's awesome that those of you who posted pictures *have* a sewing room. Who cares what's in it? As long as you can work, that's all that matters. I am neat freak too, and when my sewing room is built, it will be neat-ish. As far as I am concerned, the sewing room is like the bedroom of a teenager: if you don't want to look at it, close the door.
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    Wow- I can't begin to imagine all the great quilts and craft projects that could come out of that room!!! Stay busy and don't worry about it if it don't bother you!
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    Yup, looks like home My pink flamingo is a Shari Lewis "Lambkin"
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    That would drive me nuts! BUT, if it works for you, it's your room and that is all that counts! They look like fun rooms, and they show lots of personality. So what's wrong with them? Absolutely nothing! You go, Girls!

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    I can only say I wish I had the stash I see in those pictures. My fabric stash fits in a large plastic tub and it's not quite full, so I'm a little envious.

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    Yay...I'm not alone...no pink flamingo, but a Golly my step-sons bought for my birthday....I am endeavouring to reform my hoarding ways....but when it comes to my half of the workroom (my husband has the other half)....well chaos is an understatement.....but the dogs find it comfy. As I type they are sleeping under the computer and the sewing table. Can't tidy up now...might wake them

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    I'm in the process of "cleaning" mine. I was to take over my son's bedroom as a sewing room but hubby said we still needed a guest room (he is right, darn) so I painted and bought some antique furniture. Right now I am unpacking boxes and realized this isn't going to work. I put my machine and some things in the closet- so I can just close the doors and no one will see the mess. But there's no where to spread out and cut, etc. So I'm back to my idea of redoing the basement into a room. I'm going to post pics soon. My "mess" is currently on the dining room table but I'm off to pack it up so we can actually eat at the table tomorrow. Thought about the formal living room because we don't use it, but I just cleaned and organized there and I don't want to mess it up. Sigh, where am I going to sew?

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    Quote Originally Posted by annthreecats View Post
    I can only say I wish I had the stash I see in those pictures. My fabric stash fits in a large plastic tub and it's not quite full, so I'm a little envious.
    I agree. When we built this house I designed my studio. Now I just need the cash to fill it!

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    well I think the rooms look like they are used a lot and isn't that what they are for? My room is so small my things won't fit in it so my stuff is spread out all over the house but who cares, I say is people come to see me they should not look at the mess. If I clean it than I never can find what I want or need so I leave it where I know where to get it. Thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

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    Wow! I'm impressed with your stash! I'd love to have as much space as you have. I'll bet you enjoy sewing there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KerryK View Post
    That would drive me nuts! BUT, if it works for you, it's your room and that is all that counts! You go, Girls!
    Sorry those rooms would drive me nuts too. Glad to hear you're getting lots of quilting done though. (Thumbs Up...my smilies don't work)

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    Mine isn't quite there yet - I showed your pics to my husband and told him to stop complaining about how much fabric I have. I was laughing hysterically because of how close to you I'm getting!!!

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