I have a continual battle for work space in my sewing room. I know I'm very lucky to have a space of my own but cause its smallish and I'm always trying to fit more in I find it very hard to keep on top of the mess. I've had a clean out yet again and a rearrage and bought more storage containers (bury me in a plastic container) I've got so many.
I was so disorganised for a few weeks that I couldn't do any stitching till I sorted myself out. Just when I looked like I might have made some space I got sidetracked on a new hobby - more about that in a minute. Since I didn't take photos of this whole process I've got a photo above of the quilt I made for Aleisha's 18th birthday nearly 2 years ago. I used a jelly roll and layer cake of Love is in the Air by Deb Strain and a pattern from a book of quilts from Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes which I've leant to a friend at the moment so can't remember the name. I love the bright colours, it was a fun easy quilt to make I even machine quilted it myself. Aleisha brought it over for me to wash, she was worried about doing it herself. I put 3 colour catches in the machine cause the fabrics weren't prewashed. It came out looking really good colour catches did their job. I even finished off the drying in the clothes dryer, think its the first time I've ever put a quilt in the dryer. Looks good.
One of the things I've wanted for ages is a nice display cabinet to keep my quilts in. I know they're out there but it wasn't something I could justify buying at the moment. Anyway a couple of weeks ago Aleisha showed my a website called gumtree where people sell things or give them away. Short story is I got myself a really nice big cabinet for $150 which suited my budget. It wasn't far away and Aleishas partner James and I went and picked it up in his ute. It was very heavy and it poured with rain as James and the man who owned the cabinet loaded it onto the ute but we did get it home and into the lounge and it looks great.
Needless to say I now have to find space for a whole lot more stuff. Don't think kitchen tables were ever meant to be used for eating were they? I'm making an album for Aleisha for her birthday in August I hope she likes it. I had always tried to avoid scrapbooking cause I have enough hobbies already but what the hell. Wouldn't ever want to be bored with nothing to do. Last Sunday Tracey took me to a huge scrapbooking shop in Mornington it was amazing I could have spent all day there!
I did buy some paper even though I had told myself I already had enough. Didn't realise how fabulous it could be and of course some of it's designed by some of the quilt designers I like. There were also stickers and tapes and pens that I had to have it was great. Whats even more exciting is we're going back tomorrow morning cause Tracey left behind a couple of books she bought there last week. I will try not to get too carried away.Promise.Hahahaha