I spent today cleaning my studio – again! If I plan on actually using it, then I guess it’s not realistic to expect that it will always be clean, right? After a couple of projects and then preparing for a lecture and two workshops, I could barely walk back there. So, I dedicated all of yesterday to put things away, throwing stuff out, and prewashing fabric.
I also reorganized the bookcases in my studio. I have some Qube Carts that I use when I lecture or teach a workshop, and I realized it would be nice to be able to keep certain items in them all the time so it would make advance preparations easier but, that meant I needed a place to put them. The only solution I could come up with immediately was to make room on the bookcases. See them down in the bottom right corner? Two can be left assembled and filled with workshop supplies and the third one can be folded away. I ended up storing quite a few workshop and lecture supplies on the shelves nearby, too.
As you might imagine, one thing led to another and I ended up reorgainzing other parts of the bookcases, too. How do you organize your quilt books? I ended up dividing them in two categories: inspirational (historical, quilt shows, and quilt collections) and instructional. Then I alphabetized each section by author. I’m not entirely sure I like that approach, but I’m satisfied with it for the time being. I definitely need to weed out stuff at a future date (years and years from now, no doubt). I’m thinking I should probably get rid of some of my magazines, too. Five shelves of magazines seems a bit ridiculous. (There were six before I started…)
I spent several days earlier this week playing with DD#2. She has an idea for a quilt so we’ve been painting fabric and playing with the design to see if we can come up with something interesting. Hopefully, there will be more about later.