Left: The Magazine and Pattern Shelving
Right: The Book/Project Shelf
For 3 days I folded, sorted and re-packed my fabrics, threads, patterns and whatever else was in that space. Guess what? - the cupboard doors now work because they are not jammed up and there really is a floor in there! :)
I have taken out all clothing fabrics and patterns, not quite sure where they'll go yet, but it is such a relief to have finally admitted to myself that I am never going to do anything with them. I will find someone who wants them sooner or later.
Right and Left: Both Fabric Cupboards
|The Four IKEA "Billy Bookcase" Shelving Units Together|
I have 4 projects out at the moment, in their boxes as my focus of what to work on that I can finish - using the theory of only working on 4 things at once:
a) 3 x Machine Trapunto Whole-cloth Panels (for my table) (see photos right)
b) Quilted Shoulder Bag/Purse (present)
c) Alphabet Animals Panel to quilt for a baby (due March); and
d) Japanese 4 patch QAYG 80in sq quilt.
Only d) is on my Project Database list as part of an UFO challenge, but that's OK, because I have decided to work on what comes to the top of the pile, as eventually I would like to finish every project in my sewing room. If I have all of the fabric and threads in bag/box in the sewing room and don't need to buy a thing, it's a project, started or not and it's all stash until it becomes a project.
I am now contented and can see a way forward. My UFOs are not weighing me down any-more, I have gorgeous projects and purpose.
Thank you all for 'listening'.
* - UFO = Un-Finished Object
- QAYG = Quilt As You Go