Saturday, January 10, 2009


Well, my holiday guests are gone, and I'm snowed in. So, I am watching my BAND OF BROTHERS dvd's. My husband gave them to me on my last birthday, and I have never got a chance to sit down to watch them. I have seen some of the shows when they will have a marathon around a National holiday (Memorial Day, July 4th) but I have never watched them all in sequence.

I am also spending the day organizing my studio . I have started bringing up my containers of fabric and putting them on my shelves. Debra thinks I should keep everything in the containers, which has worked out great for the past 7 or 8 years, but since I have never tried storing my fabric this way, I still want to give it a try. Otherwise, my fabric will have to be kept in another area of the house because I don't have the space up here (without more shelves) to keep my fabric.

The reds were in three 16 x 11 x 6" containers and wound up actually taking up a space of 10x8x6". there are a couple of stacks of small pieces on the shelf above. I probably will end up returning those to containers. Don't be surprised. I have probably way more fabrics that could go with this. I have this cabinet in the basement filled with batiks

I use this filing cabinet to store all of my batiks and hand dyes. It is almost fullThere is another just like it that has silks and fabric for dyeing. And I think there is Haloween fabrics, etc.

Cutting Area

The two left hand drawers of this are stuffed with flannel. I need to find or empty out another container to put these fabrics in so that my friend can come and get this whole thing.

Like I said, I have fabric shoved into nooks and crannies all over the studio area of my basement. Yeah, I think I should stay snowed in for a couple of years. Because once I have everything in one place, I know that I will be disgusted with myself enough to not set foot in a fabric selling store for a LONG time.

I'm starting on my blues next. I am not even a big fan of blue and I have 3 containers!


Debra said...

Well certainly the FQs and little pieces should go in containers. They can mess up a nice folded arrangement in seconds!

kathiemackey123 said...


I love the Band of Brothers dvd. Damian Lewis was amazing in it. He has a very British accent in real life but was very convincing as an American GI in that series.

Watch those fq's and scraps in containers...they breed like rabbits in there :)


Jeri said...

I just want to say, I LOVE having my fabric out on shelves where I can see it. My main storage is 5 tall 5-shelf bookcases with FQs and larger folded on the shelves. I still have a few bins of fabrics under the longarm, but the scraps are in a big laundry basket under the sewing table. Anyway, enjoy the process of re-organizing. If you don't like it, you can always change it! :)

Jackie said...

I wish I was snowed in! Ok...I'm in Florida so that will never happen. But I just don't have enough time to do all the knitting and quilting that I want to do and my pesky job is getting in the way!

I love fabric on shelves. It's so pretty!

Rian said...

Seems like a whole bunch of y'all have gotten the bug to rearrange your stash. I'll have to enjoy stash-rearranging vicariously, meanwhile I'm rearranging the garage...

Those reds and creams look mighty purty together...