......I am a slob.
Now this is not news to my closest friends. Nor is it really news to me.
My sewing room is so out of sorts that I'm not able to really function. This is my place of refuge - sewing calms me down and relieves stress for me. When it's this bad, it's not a happy place. I've been blowing and going on projects since October (and trust me - the place wasn't all that tidy before that). It's time to step back and deal with the mess before moving forward.
This is my cutting table after one whole night of putting stuff away. It's still cluttered.
One of my earliest blog entries was in January 2006 - scroll through it... see the corner that's all clean? See the last blue tub on the sewing table needing to be cut down into scrapsaver sizes?
Two years later - here's my reality. See the blue tub? It still has the original scraps in it plus more on top. See the corner? See the additional overflowing box? Good gravy! If I wasn't so "thrifty" (translation: cheap), I would chuck it all and start over. I love scrap quilts, and am a true believer that I can create really cool things out of leftovers and trash. It's not the value I would be throwing away; it's the possiblities.
Okay. So the challenge is to cut up all the scraps so that I can actually clean the floors. But wait! The most popular size of strips these days is 2-1/2". My 2-1/2" strip bin is almost full! Whatever should I do?
Okay. Here's the plan. I printed off a couple of patterns from Bonnie's Quiltville site that uses 2-1/2" wide pieces. I'll make a couple of leader/ender kits as I go! That's the ticket!
But do I really have the time this idea will take? Probably not, but I'll give it my best shot.
And then we find a compromise.