I’m T-R-Y-I-N-G!

by Ramona on June 18, 2015

As the first half of this “new year” is coming to a close, I was going back through some of the blogs for this year. At the beginning of the year, I vowed (like many of you I’m sure), to get organized, stay organized, and finish up some of those unfinished projects sitting in bins. So, how are you doing? Me? Yet again, not so well. I don’t know whether to laugh it off or scold myself for not doing as I intended.

As always, life gets in the way. I start off the year full of promise and good intentions. I have to work. I’m doing some extra projects to earn some extra money—those take priority. I decide the house really does need to be cleaned every now and again. As the weather turned nice there was the weeding to be done, the garden to be planted, the dog and cat need tending, laundry to be done….and gee, my husband does like to eat every now and again! I’m laughing as I write this because he cooks half the meals when I’m spending days, nights, and weekends working (I’m not complaining–my work to me is almost like getting to play all the time!)

S3830002I was talking with a friend last month and she reminded me she did order the comic boards for folding the fabric after I wrote the post at the beginning of the year. I needed to order a couple of other things from Amazon, so I ordered the boards a couple of weeks ago and I took just an hour last weekend to get started re-organizing some things. When working on projects I’ll often order a yard of fabric not knowing exactly how much I’ll need and then I’ve got extra to put in my stash.

S3830003I used that hour to start working clearing the fabrics off  the ironing board and cutting board. I had them neatly folded, but I re-folded them and wrapped them on the comic board.

 

S3830007Wow! I was surprised how much I got done in just that hour….and it was FUN! I felt like I was putting together my own little miniature fabric store!
As you can see, now I can readily identify what I have on hand. It is easy to search for a color or pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

S3830009Using a clear tub I can sort them as I wish by solids and prints. I can see I need more tubs. I like the smaller sizes and I think I’ll be able to sort seasonal fabrics in separate tubs to be further organized.

 

 

 

Right now, I’m working on a series that is taking every extra minute I have (I MUST have it done by the end of the month) so this has been put to the side until the weekends after conference. I’m anxious to get back to it and perhaps the second half of this “new year” will allow extra time for re-organization of my work space…..I can dream, can’t I?

Sew ‘til next time…enjoy the journey of sewing!

~Ramona

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