Sunday, July 12, 2009

Before and After

I confess. I let things go. I mean REALLY go, as in almost beyond help and way too close to the point of no return. I've been meaning to do something about it for the last 6 months, but other daily demands just seemed to take priority. And to be honest - I procrastinated....a lot! So it just got worse, and worse and worse.


This weekend I decided to do something about it.

I turned over a new leaf.

I did it....

I cleaned my sewing room!

I don't actually sew in my 'sewing room''s actually my laundry room. (My sewing machine/cabinet is just outside this room, in the kitchen.) The washer/dryer/freezer are on the far right side of the room, and all my sewing stuff - fabric, books, patterns, ironing board, and a bzillion miscellaneous crafting/sewing supplies are stored on various shelves on the left side of the room. And I have various UFOs ~ UnFinished Objects, and PIGS ~ Projects In Grocery Sacks stored in boxes, too. These boxes vary from shoebox sized, to copy paper sized.

So Saturday I started clearing out, cleaning, tossing out and organizing. I spent most of the day in there & still didn't finish. I did more today and feel like I'm almost done, but still need a bit more organizing. I have a small filing cabinet that I want to put underneath my cutting table - which will hold/organize a lot of my purchased patterns, as well as my own drafts, notes & patterns. But for the most part - it's finally respectable and reasonably presentable,... and bloggable.

So I submit for your contemplation and evaluation.... BEFORE
(Don't hate me. I know it's awful.)

And AFTER..... (*happy sigh*)

The funniest part of the whole thing - See that box on top the wooden cabinet... it's full of Christmas gifts! And since both birthdays have passed...I guess they'll be Christmas presents again!
SHHHHH ~ don't tell the boys where their gifts are hidden!


Shell said...

Woohoo!!! Great job, Donna!! Don't you just love it when you get your room cleaned up?? I know I love it when I get mine done.

Donna said...

Hey Donna!

Magnifico job on the clean sewing room! You deserve a star on your forehead for that one. I'm with you sister, I cannot work in a messy room - it clogs up my creativity.

Hi Five!


Anonymous said...

Well done! I had a similar epiphany with the kids bathroom cupboard - don't you feel good? Suggest you write 'Xmas quilts in progress'on the outside of that box. Then you'll remember what it is and the kids would never look! LOL!