If you are anything like me, your sewing room could use a little spring cleaning. I spent many hours in this room over the long Wisconsin winter and the clutter is a little out of hand. I will be gone much of April and won’t have a lot of time to sew which makes it the perfect time to tidy up a bit. Today is spring cleaning part 1.
My sewing room is a decent size, but I have way too much stuff in here. This is my ironing center. My big board sits on top of two cube storage units. A couple of these bins hold works in progress, but most of them have fabric I’m considering for future projects. Two of my current projects require cutting from bins of scraps, and right now, two of those bins are on the chair and another one is on the floor in front of the chair.
Over the weekend, the lightbulb went off and I decided to move the scrap bins to the ironing board cubbies move the “works hidden in my mind” (whimms) fabrics out of the room. This will get the scrap bins off the chair and floor. They will still be easily accessible and I will be able to maneuver around the room a little better (or actually SIT in the chair).
The random fabric in the top left and top right cubbies just needs to be folded and put away–it’s been there for MONTHS. Haha!
The top of the ironing board is another story. It is CONSTANTLY the catch-all for anything that needs to be put away. I have a 24″ x 60″ surface yet find myself pressing in a little 8″ space. So frustrating. What’s here now is a spring table runner that needs to be pitched or finished. I’m leaning toward pitching but haven’t been able to bring myself to trash it since I like the fabric. There are also pins, binding clips, pattern pages, calculator, pens, paper, scraps, measuring tape, paperwork…..As I said, everything seems to find landing space here.
So, spring cleaning part 1 this week will be to clear the top of the ironing board, put away the fabric, and move the current works-in-progress bins to these cubbies. Are you going to join me in tidying up your sewing space in April? I hope that creativity flows in when the clutter goes out!
Women of the Bible Blocks
I didn’t post these yesterday because I wanted the Easter image to stand alone. Here are blocks 17 and 18 in the Women of the Bible quilt.
Block 17 represents Jael. The story of Jael and her husband, Heber, is told in Judges 4. Block 18 represents Tamar, whose story is in Genesis 38.
In another sign that spring is here, our daffodils started blooming yesterday on Easter. What a lovely symbol of hope.
Have a joyful week!