The state of my studio is still in disarray. I’m working on it as much as I can in between the myriad other things that have been going on. Sadly, it hasn’t made a ton of progress and isn’t ready to sew in yet. As I unpack more and more boxes I keep wondering if I destashed enough stuff because it sure seems like I have a lot. There is a lot I don’t even remember purchasing, a lot of unopened things, new in package items that have never even been looked at.
Then there’s the fabric, the interfacing, the canvas, the batting – all bulky stuff taking up a lot of space. I know compared to a lot of quilters I don’t have a ton of fabric but to me it’s pretty overwhelming. I feel like it is a lot. I could make several dozen quilts and still have fabric leftover. The number of kits I have alone is staggering (well over 15). I don’t know if I should destash some fabric too or just organize it the best I can and start using it up. My plan is to use it up if I can manage a way to contain it all that won’t drive me crazy.
Before I can finish unpacking completely I have to paint one of my pegboards to a new color so I can hang that on the wall for my rulers. Then tack some nails on the wall for my design board to hang up. Mount my TV on the wall with a small shelf for my Roku. Hang curtains. I have a lot of photo frames that need photos in them so I can put those on my walls too.
After all of this I’m still wondering if I destashed enough. I don’t think I did. But maybe I just need to use up some of my stuff and over time I’ll make room so it isn’t so packed. I have several UFOs that would make room in the closet if I got them finished and a lot of embroidery blanks that can be used to make room there too.
I can’t wait to get all of this finished so I can start working again.
Here are some pics of the cuties: