Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Another day, another stash sort

It was so frustrating to know I have a certain teeny button but no idea where it is. It wasn't in this drawer, it wasn't in that box, it isn't here or there. Where is it? I've been looking for days. The first photo here is the reason why I can't find anything. So much clutter. How can one stitch with all this crap all over one's desk? Notice the clock in said photo. Noon! Time to start cleaning. Actually I'd already been cleaning for quite a while before I thought to take a picture...so this is really cleaner than it was!
Notice the clock now...4 pm! Whew! I got a lot accomplished today. I sorted all the drawers under my desk, all the boxes above on the storage shelves. I removed stuff that didn't belong here and I even found my missing button. There is now a box for trims, another for sewing, one for WIPs and one for buttons, beads, charms, pins & eyelets. I still need to sort the huge box of floss, bag them and put them away in the cabinet. I also haven't touched the chest of drawers that holds all of my fabrics and other stash. And we haven't even seen the other side of the room! I'm leaving that for another day.
I'm thinking a bulletin board over the desk to the left would be handy. This area is used a lot more now that I have the laptop. All the clutter wasn't quite as noticable (meaning, it didn't get in the way as much) until I added the laptop! I like the idea of having all my WIPs boxed...they won't get dusty when they aren't being worked on. They just don't need forgetting...

10 comments:

Carol R said...

I'd like to see that set of drawers to the left of the photo. I so love cabinets with lots of tiny drawers - please show me!

Angela said...

I'm glad you finally found the button, my stash needs organizing too, something I keep putting off. Sigh.....thanks for some ideas though.

Erynne said...

Could you have a look around for my button? I lost mine too! I spent a good portion of this past weekend doing what you did...organizing! My stash was all over the house since we moved in and I had a horrible time coping with it,lol.

Your setup looks great!

Julie said...

At leat you can see an improvement, when i start to tidy up i seem to spend more time looking at stuff and getting nowhere ...

Annie said...

I just managed to organize the pile of freebies I had printed out into folders on the rainy Saturday we just had and that was incredibly time-consuming. It would take forever for me to do what you did!

And thanks for the nice comment on my blog. I'm sure we'll end up as exchange partners eventually!

Pumpkin said...

Ohhhh, nice area :o) I love looking at people's workspaces/crafting areas. I have a bulletin board beside my computer and I love it!

Lisa said...

wow nice stitching area,you've done a super tidy up!
my desk is a terrible mess, i just don't have enough space its cramped into a small space behind the door in our bedroom.

Barbara said...

You've done a good job at cleaning up. And doesn't feel so good after you've finished? ;D
Barb in TX

Meari said...

What is that thing above the chalk board?

Daffycat said...

Meari, that "thing" is a florescent light DH found at Lowes to brighten things up. I also use an OTT-LITE to spotlight my stitching.