Category Archives: Organizing

When I get the bug to put things in order!

Collecting Fabric… how much is too much and how to store it?

Quite obviously, my passion for quilting stems from my love of fabrics. There is such satisfaction in walking into a fabric store and touching different textures and enjoying the color play of stacked bolts of fabric. And they do call to us, you know… (“take me home, take me home!”).

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Sewing studio organization

I am no different from you. I, too, collect fabrics. And thread. And sewing machines. And tools. We are probably also alike in that we would rather invest in these things than in expensive furniture and containers in which to store them. So our sewing areas often consist of a collection of mismatched furniture and […]

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Putzing Around

Weekends around our house are pretty quiet, and a time for relaxing, watching movies, maybe cooking together. What isn’t usual is for me to find myself completely alone in this big rambling house.

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Gift Closet

This is something I’ve thought about for a long time but never gotten around to doing. And then I find that slowly but surely I have a small pile of handmade items I have separated for those moments when I might need a quick last-minute gift. What I hadn’t realized is that they are stashed […]

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A matter of priorities

Fridays my daughter Jamie doesn’t have class at the university. She often still goes down to work/study in the library. But when she doesn’t… it’s “girls’ day” and she’s all mine!

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Work, work, work!

All this reorganizing involved having my techie son lay down new networking cable for my computer. While waiting for him to free up some time for that in his busy schedule, I temporarily placed my computer on my regular desk, which faces my studio. The more I thought about it, the more I liked working […]

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More cleaning, sorting, throwing out… and a little bit of sewing

It sure seems I got the spring cleaning bug early this year! This week it’s been the turn to go through files, sort out documents, take inventory, and in general put things in order in my studio/office.

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Painting, cleaning, rearranging

My 19-year old daughter Jamie and I decided to switch rooms. One, because change is good every now and then. Two, because I spend so little time in my room, it’s sole purpose being for sleeping a few hours every night. I literally live in my studio. Jamie, on the other hand, has her computer […]

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    I am a self-learner. I taught myself to sew and to quilt. And I taught myself how to draw. I am learning how to dye my own fabrics and am dabbling with mixed media. I am a quilt designer and teacher, and design and publish my own line of quilt patterns. With this blog I would like to share the bits and pieces of my life.

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