Call me crazy, but I love spring cleaning! My typical list includes washing windows, wiping down the walls and dusting the ceiling, clean all the light fixtures.... does the list really ever end??? So when I found out Cheryl was putting together the blog hop, I eagerly participated. This is the first year I have a "real" dedicated area for quilting so spring cleaning my quilting studio is a new add to my list. I found out a couple of things, one being it's hard to clean when you want to create.
I had been wanting to brighten up this bookshelf. It was just so blah and it didn't make my fabrics look pretty. A little paint makes such a big difference.
Having to totally evacuate the shelf for painting, made my messy room even messier
Half the battle was the cutting table and ironing board. When I had the fabric on the table, I put a bunch of smaller pieces in the shoe box sized totes. Here is a link to a recent post I wrote about storage solutions.
There are 101 excuses I could make for this mess, but I won't. Simply, I just needed to put things away where they belong and toss some stuff I won't use. I wouldn't call myself a hoarder, I would say I like to make the most out of what I have. If there is some chance I might use something one year in the far future I will keep it, hence I tend to keep to much.
I finally got the shelf hung. Right now it only has a jar of my grandmothers thimbles and her tomato, but I have a few more things to add later.
As for my desk is still messy, and always is messy. So I am left with a clean sewing room all ready to be made messy through creativity!
Don't forget to blog hop!
Here's this years participants:
April 29 - Linda Bratten @ Linda B Creative
April 30 - Sandra Johnson @ Sandra Johnson Designs
May 1 - Jennifer Schifano Thomas @ Curliecue Creations
May 2 - Becca Fenstermaker @ Pretty Piney
May 3 - Sue Griffiths @ Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
May 4 - Kate Starcher @ Katie Mae Quilts
May 5 - Jo Westfoot @ The Crafty Nomad
May 6 - Sam Hunter @ Hunter Design
May 7 - Simone Fisher @ Simone Quilts
May 8 - Elisabeth DeMoo @ Brown Bird Designs Quilts
May 9 - That's Me!
May 10 - Amy Bradley @ Purple Pineapple Studios -
May 11 - Kathy Nutley @ Quilting by Kathy
May 12 - Cheryl Sleboda @ Muppin
Thank you Cheryl for hosting a fun (and challenging) Blog Hop!
Check out the Polk's Compromise pattern and jump in the quilt along fun on the Facebook "The Quilt Along: Polk's Compromise"