It's An Epidemic

Nancy, Piecemeal and Patchwork Penguin have all made recent posts about the state of their sewing rooms.  I was in a similar position earlier this week with a myriad of projects and wannabe projects covering my cutting table.  I wasn't able to focus on anything as far as quilting goes.  My solution?  I got a couple of shopping bags and put everything that is not related to my current project into them.  My cutting table is clear and I can move ahead with that Thimbleberries block-of-the-month quilt I'm determined to finish this summer. 

And yes, I know that I've only put a band-aid on the whole issue of reorganizing the sewing room as I now have a number of bags and boxes sitting around the room.  But with my hisband and two of my kids around most of the time, I don't want to do a full clean-outThat would be scary!!  So the cleaning process will happen one quilt at a time.

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  1. I love that picture! lol! Hey, any solution that solves the problem, at least somewhat, is fine by me. lol! I'm currently hoping and dreaming that I can turn my DD's room into a sewing room. Fingers crossed!! I've dreamed of one for sooooooooo long!

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  2. That's a wise move. I've done much the same thing, but it's mostly organized by project now. And my stash is organized. I do have one hideous pile in the corner of my counter (away from everything else) that is my "I'll just toss it here until I figure out what to do with it" pile. It's getting out of hand and I need to settle down and deal with it.

    Maybe next week.

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  3. Great pic and it sounds like you have things well in hand. Can't wait to see your quilt!

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  4. SO true....when our work area is not organized (at least to our sense of organizing) it care be distracting and I, for one, know I can't focus on a project and sometimes just have to avoid the sewing room! Seems you have a solution. Good luck.

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  5. organizing is overrated ! LOL
    my motto - why organize when I can stitch - just kidding you - I've been meaning to organize since we moved 4 years ago - YGG - Mel

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  6. Love the photo! Good luck with the organisation

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  7. That's a funny photo and I know how you feel! I keep my sewing/stitching room pretty organized but it makes me crazy when stuff is lying all over. I have to room enough to work so I like your idea...bag it and move it. Kind of like hiding those dirty dishes in the oven when company stops over LOL

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  8. I am sure you will tame it. One block or quilt at a time.

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