.... New Year Resolutions...... because I know I will .. forget them.. get bored.. find something else I would rather be doing... etc. etc. BUT I do like to have some ideas for what I MIGHT want to do in the coming year xx
LAST year I was going to buy less fabric ...and... use more from my stash.. Notice I don't say STOP buying .. we all know that is unrealistic and NOT going to happen!! ALSO I wanted to clean and tidy my craft room
WELL.. I did reduce the buying.. and I did use some stash.. although at times it is hard to see where the reduction happened ! lol x
The tidying.. well that was a stop-start project.. and it seemed mostly STOP! I think part of the problem is that it is just SUCH A MESS ......that it gets just too overwhelming to tackle.
SO the last couple of days I have taken time out to sit and look around in there... AND I am going to tackle this elephant one bite at a time... I have started by sorting and putting into bags ....fabrics and blocks that I have clear ideas of what I want to use them for....
.. looks interesting hey!
Some of these I have been collecting for YEARS and not got round to using.
Next I am going to start going through my boxes of fabric ..... I am going to decide... will I use this .. and if the answer is NO.. then I have 2 options ... bag it up and take it to one of the quilt groups I belong to and give it away .. OR .. and you may want to sit down here ... throw it away!! YES I am giving my self permission to GET RID xx
It actually feels good to have made the decision and I KNOW it will allow me to move on.. it may take a good while but that's OK xx
I hope that at the end of the process I will have fabric etc. that I WILL use.
I have A LOT of books as well and they may well get "sorted" at some point !! xx Maybe I will find patterns I want to make!!... oh my goodness lol x
To-morrow is the Do-Your-Own-Thing day and I am feeling up to going .. so the baby quilt will be finished... I have made a little friend to go with it...
... using up some of that stash too xx
Hope you have had a good couple of days x