Our summer has been super fun, but also super busy with 2 birthdays, plus visits from friends and family, which has not allowed me much time to be creative! Therefore the lack of a blog post last week ;).
This week I have a few little, teeny, crafty things to share, but I also wanted to update you all on my organizational schemes that I came up with when I moved into my new quilt space.
You may recall that I decided to sort all my books by theme.
That is working out pretty well. Unfortunately many quilt books fit into more than one category but at least I don’t have to search through hundreds of books to find the right one! One thing that one of my readers suggested that I wish I had done is to put paper dividers with tabs in between my book categories so that the sections can be enlarged or made smaller more easily. Right now I have all the titles of categories taped to my bookcase and they require more effort to place somewhere new. Something to change in the future because I don’t see myself buying less books….hahahaha.
Placing my scraps into designated color containers has been good, but I find that searching through them for just the right fabric is sometimes tedious…
And cleaning them up and making them look tidy again doesn’t always happen right away…oops, guilty!
The fabric precuts that I organized by size are my favorite!
I have to admit that my “strings” one is the one I pull out most because I have discovered scrappy quilts and I LOVE them!
So overall I would say the room is working well. I could use some better lighting in certain areas, but that is a pretty easy fix. Now if only I could carve out a little, bitty more time to spend in there everything would be pretty much perfect 😉
Now for a few little projects that I have managed to work on…I did make another project for that little neighborhood magazine. I really like how this turned out. Again, everything handsewn because most readers most likely do not own sewing machines!
I also finally got to the binding for my first collage attempt:
And I’ve been embroidering away on my redwork snowmen panels…at this rate they might be done in a year or 5 😉
I hope you are finding more time to be creative than I am. And I love when people share photos of projects they are working on in my Fb group! You can ask to become a member by going here: Farmhouse quilts and friends.
Until next time~happy creating!