Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A Little Cleaning of My Own

After the toy cleaning it seemed only fair to do a little cleaning/purging of my own things.  Namely fabric.  I like fabric, I always have.  I've made exactly one quilt but yet I've amassed a ridiculous amount of fabric to make other quilts.  But at the same time not really.  A fat quarter here, a yard of something there - it doesn't actually add up to a quilt...or anything else for that matter.

When I started the fabric destash I had two 22 gallon bins of fabric, two additional bins of clothes that didn't work for us any longer but I was holding on to so I could use the fabric for something else later, a cardboard box of odds and ends, and 7 FULL BOLTS of fabric that I was given by my neighbor about 5 years ago.

Even if I sewed something everyday for a year I would never get through all of this!

In the mess I discovered a sentimental shirt (the one that let The Husband know that he stood a pretty good shot with me), an entire quilt cut out and ready to start piecing, 2 dozen cloth wipes all cut out and ready to be sewn up,  and a dress that I'd cut out (I'm feeling a theme here) and stashed in a bag labeled 2007!  Clearly I'm on top of things - and that I enjoy cutting but never seam (see what I did there...Ha!) to get to the sewing.

Anyway now that the purge is over I have one bookshelf of fabric and such.  All neat and tidy and easy to access.  Hopefully this will encourage me to start actually sewing and not just cut things out.

But I'm not counting on it.

From the top: Embroidery Thread, Buttons, More Buttons, Notions Tackle Box, Box O Ribbons
Larger Cuts of Fabric, Smaller Cuts of Fabric, More Fabric, Box O Scrap
3 Felted Sweaters, Box O Started Projects, 5 Bolts of Fabric

Headed out the door:  
  • 2 trash bags and 2 bolts to Project Linus so someone that is not me can make blankets 
  • 2 trash bags to Goodwill
  • 1 trash bag to the trash 

It feels good!

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