8 Jan 2022

Sewing Room Declutter

I've been happily sorting my sewing room since Christmas. It was a real mess with stuff piled up everywhere and a little path through the middle. I emptied the whole room out so I could clean it and then have been decluttering & sorting before I put things back in. 

I re-organised the shelves and storage and I love it! Now it's finally easy to see and find what I need. Heres a few pics:


Those fabric boxes are all full of wool & crotchet projects.



The drawers have 5" squares & orphan blocks in them. Fat quarters are on the very top and the shelves have projects and large scraps in them.


I like to sew at the kitchen table so I bought a little trolly that fits perfectly behind the door. Then I can quickly pack up my sewing when I need the table for dinner and roll it out again afterwards so thats reduced the amount of sewing 'mess' that used to sit about the dining room.

I also started Rhododendron Trail - Bonnies annual mystery quilt. I've got clue #1 done:


I've also been working on parts of other clues. My goal is to enjoy my sewing & not push myself to meet deadlines anymore so I'm just sewing along at my own pace. Heres where I'm up to this morning:

I'm about half way through decluttering the room and I've been watching the sewing room Declutter Challenge videos to keep me motivated.

I've found sewing & decluttering to be a really good distraction at the moment as the covid news here isn't good so I'm escaping into my sewing. Omicron is spreading rapidly, it's difficult to  access a test and the health system is struggling. We have shortages of  meat & chicken and over half my grocery order was unavailable this week, mostly fresh veggies & fruit. One of my friends is sick with Covid at the moment. We had done a good job in Australia the last two years but it's well and truly here now. So I'm keeping busy and we're staying home. I'm glad we keep a well stocked pantry and a full freezer.

I also sorted out my unfinished projects and have made a list which I've created a page for.  I am so grateful I will now finally have the time to sit and sew each day. Are you having a January declutter?


6 comments:

  1. How is retirement going? Your sewing room and supply organization is impressive. I'll get a blogger meet up scheduled soon.

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    1. I'm not quite fully retired yet but the management job is finished. I still have 11 weeks until I finish but all I am doing is data entry and handing back projects so it will be quiet & I'll be working from home - so I feel retired! Biggest difference is sleeping well every night & just not worrying about work. A meet-up will be lovely :)

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  2. Wow your sewing room is fabulous - and I'm seriously jealous!

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    1. thanks! its only little & was just piled full of stuff until I did this - its much nicer now that I can see everything.

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  3. WOw, I am impressed. I wish I could say the same for mine. Love the quilting. Someday....

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    1. Now i just need to keep it this way!

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