Hello! It’s been crazy town around here! Our goats had their babies! It’s been thrilling and terrifying. So far everyone’s doing great! Fingers crossed.
I’ve been diligently working on my Craft Room Overhaul with Go-Go Kim and I really do see an end in sight. My patterns are organized, fabrics shelves, scraps sorted, books rearranged, and drawers and cupboards are cleaned out! I know – it’s crazy that I’ve even gotten this far! My husband stopped in the other night and said he was impressed that I had managed to stay focus on this daunting task for as long as I have. I’ll admit – there have been shelves and drawers I almost just ignored so I could be finished sooner. But then I just felt guilty and did it anyway. For some reason my bookshelf was one of those and I can’t wait to show you the before/after pictures of that area! You will be impressed!
As I have been working I have been finding LOTS of WIPs (Works in Progress). I need to get these organized so I don’t continue to forget that I have them. Perhaps I will make it a goal to finish up one WIP every month or two … we’ll see what works.
I’m not doing anything too fancy for storing my WIPs – just plastic totes or these flatter plastic boxes that I think I got from Costco a few years ago.
First – I put all my finished blocks in the container, add any of the fabrics that I had pulled for that particular project, and then …
make sure I put in the book or pattern that I’m using for that project. Here is my work from the Fussy Cut Sampler book (#ad). This WIP is ALMOST done – I think I have about 10 blocks to go and then to just put it all together. Definitely something that shouldn’t take me more than a month to finish up.
This container contains the fabrics I need for the remainder of the blocks for a project I started in Lorraine Torrence’s Design Essential class. It is looking really cool so far … this one might take me more than a month but now I have everything I need all in one, see through container so I won’t forget about it.
As I was sorting I came across this fun geometric project that features hand-dyed fabrics in orange and pink in conjunction with some of my black and white typewriter print fabrics I created on spoonflower. I had 100% forgotten about his project and now I’m really excited to get back at it.
My goals for this week are to get all the WIPs in their own project container and compile a proper list so I can see what I all have to work on. I think that’s doable!
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