I look at all the wonderful sewing rooms that people post on their Blogs( and elsewhere on the Internet) in total admiration. How do people keep things so neat?
I decided if I was going to change my slovenly ways, I must come clean (literally and figuratively) and show some photos of my sewing room. After all, if my word for 2015 is “acceptance”, I will have to accept that this is the way I am.
I know I feel good when I take the time to neaten up, but the minute I start a new project, out comes the Tasmanian Devil and fabrics fly everywhere, rarely landing in a neatly folded stack.
I must say, my “annex” stays fairly tidy as I find it easier to find the fabric I am looking for when I need it. But my sewing room is in a constant state of chaos.
I keep my larger quilts on this bed in the annex to eliminate "fold" lines. People often wonder why we have a guest room where NO ONE can sleep! There are about 35 quilts layered on this poor little bed.
I keep my antique fabrics, blocks and tops in boxes under bed and on this shelf. This is at least organized even though it doesn't look very neat right now.
The only part of my actual "sewing" room that stays relatively neat is my fabric storage system. These are all my feedsacks and vintage 20th century fabrics and 20th century reproductions. I love cowboys and have over 250 different "vintage" cowboy prints. They are so much fun!
There, I feel better now that I have “come clean”. I am off to create another mess. And, if I ever do tidy up the sewing room, I’ll take a few more photos.
I will be posting the scrap giveaway on Friday so stay tuned!