Some people think that I'm a very organized person - truth is, I'm just very good at looking organized (at times).
This is my sewing area . . .
|This is quite an "organized" space - note the glasses, magazine, magnetic board and even post-its --- very nice!|
. . . . and here's all my tools at my fingertips . . . . how organized is that???
|Threads, cutters, rulers, measuring tape, scissors, stencils ----- I do LOOK organized!!!|
Now this is reality - my "scraps" . . . .
What can I say? . . . . I keep almost every scrap from every quilt I make - waste not, want not as the saying goes. It's overwhelming and has taken on a life of its own. I usually have these scraps all hidden away in those neat and tidy plastic containers, or baskets (baskets are nice!) , or whatever - but if I was ever going to get a grip on this problem, I had to lay them out here and face my demons. What a mess!!!!
For the next few weeks, my plan is to sort through the scrap heap - cut pieces into useable sizes (like 2 1/2 strips or squares); sort according to color group; and then make scrappy quilts until this is all gone. I may (and I say may) even throw some out!!!
OK - so I'm a gal on a mission . . . this WILL be completed before I purchase one scrap (yikes, I said it again) more of fabric!!!
aaaah . . . I feel so much better now!
If you go to Quiltville, you will see I'm not the only one with this problem, and she's even come up with a great solution . . . have a look at her site.