When I was employed and working long hours, going shopping was therapy for all the stress. I could not resist going to quilt shops, buying lots and lots and lots of fabric, books and tools. When I bought my first single-family house I acquired a whole huge basement to store all the quilting stuff - over 400 quilting books, bins of patterns, enough fabric for several life-times, and almost every tool possible.
I like to keep my house neat and organized, but managing all that quilting stuff is a daunting task. So I avoid the basement. Right now it is an even worse mess because Christmas quilts are piled up on the cutting table, several unfinished projects are laying about in various stages, and the carpeting needs vacuuming badly.
Will moving my work space upstairs improve this situation? My thinking process tells me that when I started out quilting, I had a small apartment, fabric for one quilt, and the sewing machine sat on the dining room table. I was focused and got projects done. So I'm going to pretend the dining room table is my only working space and I intend to focus on one project at a time. All the other projects will be downstairs - out of sight and out of mind. When I need something, the basement will be nice and close.
Doesn't this set-up look nice and inviting?Here is the fabric for my new project. I purchased this fabric years and years ago in Paducah. It is Cherrywood fabric and I have no idea what I had in mind when I selected these colors. I recently saw a very simple pattern on someone's blog (of course I didn't write down any information) and it gave me an idea that I will try - a simple, simple strip blocks.
Note to Connie (no email address to reply) who commented on my January 1st blog - the designer is Curtis Boehringer. This was a series of 12 patterns titled Snowman-of-the-Month club and were available at needlework shops years and years ago. It was so long ago that the thread called for was "DMC Flower Thread" which is no longer made.