So far, I've spent a couple of hours on the computer, put in a few loads of laundry and laid the containers out on the floor. Do you think I'm procrastinating????
I know what my problem is - I just don't know how to solve it.
This is where the bulk of my stash is - arranged by colour (sort of) and Christmas and panels/novelty/children's. The problem is I also have 5 sets of rolling drawers that also have fabric in them that I can't fit onto these shelves. Then there are the bolts of fabric piled on the floor.
I 'think' where my biggest problem lies is that I have fat quarters and left overs in with my regular yardage. I also have 3 large hat boxes that I keep scraps/strings in, but they aren't in any kind of order either by size or by colour.
So, I thought I would start with the hat boxes and sort them by colour into these plastic containers. When I began to do this, I started second guessing myself and wondering if I shouldn't be also sorting them into only strings and then smaller pieces that would only be good for applique or paper piecing. This was the point where I just kind of walked away and went and played on the computer - and I'm still here.
I just talked with my friend Lee and she suggested I move everything downstairs to my longarm room. I do have a fair bit of room down there, but I've always been reluctant to do this as I don't think I would sew as much if my sewing machine was downstairs. I could be wrong and maybe I need to try it. I'm sure Leo would just love to help me move everything downstairs, then when I decide I don't like it, he can help me move it all back upstairs again.
A bigger sewing room would solve all my problems. Maybe I need to go and look at real estate ads....