My first Sew What's New blog post!! I suppose it's fitting that I post about getting organized. I'm not naturally organized. Are you?? Okay, so I'm not organized, but do love being organized... and I love "thinking" about getting organized. Even more than that, I love spending $$$ getting organized! It's a real thrill actually.
I don't have a sewing room right now (kudos to everyone out there who has one!). Whenever I sew, I have to drag all my fabric from the disorganized fabric piles, down from the attic and into the kitchen. At that point, I take over the table (and one corner of the kitchen for, well, ....many days, let's say).
If I'm working on a project like a stuffed animal, I grab all the fabrics that I might want to work with, which is usually at least 4 different kinds, then when it's all said & almost done, I hate to put them all back up because I might want to sew more "later". I say later because after all that plus the family fun, I run out of steam and want to go relax!
I work part time so I get home & do house work (and internet *wink*) then I help the kids with homework and make dinner, then we hang out as a family, then I get tired and run our of sewing motivation so the fabric hangs out in the kitchen another day! I have such a fabulous husband that he never says a word about it. I give myself two to three weeks, tops to intrude on the kitchen before I boot my own self out.
I've had this current pile for about three weeks now and that right there is nerve wracking. I got so sick of looking at that pile in the corner that I went to Wal-mart to get a few clear plastic bins. I loaded the kitchen fabric into one of them - What a relief! I'll hike the other two bins up to the attic "soon" and be so pleased to have the fabric monster under control...maybe.
How do you guys get & stay organized??