This post is a brief description of my recent organizing efforts - but first I had to share a funny anecdote on why it's important to have friends who sew - and even the importance of participating in a guild. I love my husband and he helps support my sewing habit in many ways. But I really had to have a good laugh when he asked me if the two main projects on my design wall were for the same quilt. He also thought it was a "given" that the Boston blocks and Liberty X Plus blocks were definitely the same project because there are a few X Plus Boston blocks :) I had a good laugh.
Anyway- I spent some time this weekend dealing with the overflowing mess of my fabric stash. It went from this:
to this. It's still not as pristine as a lot of the beautiful sewing studios you see on many blogs - but at least it's not all about to fall on the floor. As you can see, I have a lot of blue but I hardly ever use blue - I need to remedy that!
I also finally organized all of my DMC floss- I had SO much because I have picked up a lot at yard sales over the years. I had so much in addition to what you see in this picture that I am giving 3 containers to my sister and I still have two big bags of extras (if you are local and want some - just let me know!)
Finally- if you haven't noticed yet - I finally organized my blog to look a little more crafty and not so plain. I had been so intimidated by reading about lots of bloggers paying people to "beautify" their blogs - that I thought I wouldn't be able to figure out how to improve mine- as I am definitely not a computer expert. So if you are seeing this in a reader- click on over and check out my swanky new banner and my links on the side. The only thing I want to add is a tab for pictures of my finished quilts - if anyone knows how to do that - please let me know!