Tuesday, December 26, 2006

My Dec. 25th

Decided I was going spend the day sorting fabrics and trying to make some sense of the mess in the overflowing bins of fabric scraps. There are so many little bitty pieces and no place to contain them, it seems. I started ironing scraps. But then I decided to make some fabric postcards and then, of course, some of those fabrics needed just a little bit of something screened on them...and you know how that goes. The bin has now overflowed onto the table, which is also covered with jars of paint, Thermofax screens, and bits of cloth in piles. I am, I think, worse off than before I started.When I started sorting, I also threw the larger pieces at the design wall just to get them out of the way. Here is my design wall - without design. And, oh, dear, the bin of fabric and part of the chair which is also covered in fabric. Of course, the up-side of this is that I've discovered pieces of fabric that I had forgotten about. The down-side is that I have to leave all this mess here till tonight because I am working today. So I am off to get my infusion of caffeine and get busy.

4 comments:

deb said...

LOL I'm in the aftermath of the very same process which started around thanksgiving! Large interesting pieces have come together on the design wall. Other large pieces became discharged. Scraps too sweet to dispose of are creeping out of a large basket and becoming postcards almost on their own.

linda said...

I dedicate the week between Christmas and New Years to digging out my studio. I am finding all kinds of forgotten things, and entirely new categories that need their own labelled boxes.

I wish we could start a communal "take this and use it, please!" pile that crossed the miles!

Gerrie said...

I am so wanting to reorganize and start some fresh work. I love how your design wall looks!

Judy said...

ok, in my wildest mind's procrastination, that is why I never begin to sort out my stash, or is it trash??? LOL My design wall is already covered with little bits of inspirations, so there is no place for more of that stuff, even if I were to find more of what I considered treasures in my stash baskets. After reading the NYT article about messiness, I feel totally justified to simply continue on this way, and sooner or later we will just have to add another room, or perhaps rent one of those new pods that people use when they are remodeling!