It seems, that in my lack of sewing time this summer, I found solace in buying fabric. I didn't quite realise how much. The more I pulled fabric off all surfaces of my sewing space the more I seemed to find. Embarrassingly so.
The photo on the left is what the sewing space looked like this morning. I am not going to show an after shot because I have not yet reached an acceptable level of tidiness. The photo on the right is mid sort out. I was folding by colour prior to putting in the appropriate boxes. What you see there is only some of what I found.
Putting it into the boxes was the hardest part. Physically difficult because it just did not want to fit into most of the designated boxes.
The solids are voluntarily erupting from their box and I have stored some elsewhere. The reds and blues are so tightly packed that taking any out now might constitute a hazardous activity. Even the colours that I always felt I lacked I now seem to have copious amounts of.
There is nothing for it but that I get sewing as soon as possible. The only remedy for this situation is to use my fabric, because that is the more affordable option to building an annex onto our house so I have more room for storage.
Meanwhile, I've made headway on my lists. I caught up on my invoices. Did all the ironing. Got most of this fabric situation under control. The usual domestic activities occurred as well, and the school run routine has begun.
But I forgot to take a first day of school photo this morning so made them do selfies in the car. Sad but true.
Gorgeous photos of the girls! Really natural :-) And goodness, woman, that's a lot of fabric!ReplyDelete
It's lovely having the freedom of school children at home, but it's great to get life back to some sense of order when they returnReplyDelete
Well with all that fabric, you get no sympathy here!!!
Great photos of the girls, they seem to have grown up a lot this summer. Nice photo of all the fabric as well. It makes me feel less guilty for the amount I bought this summer.ReplyDelete
Lovely girls getting so big!!! Good to get back into a routine again isn't it? XReplyDelete
You need to have big plans to use up that lot!! Gorgeous selfies of your pretty young ladies.ReplyDelete
Ummm..I'm a terrible mother as I never take first day of school photos. Probably because I'm at school! Glad you made head-way on your list. As for your fabric problem - send some to me.ReplyDelete
If I need purple I'll know who to call. The girls are getting more lovely everyday. I can't believe how fast they are growing up.ReplyDelete
I think if you're running out of space to fit your fabric that;s a sure sign that you have more than you can ever possibly use in your lifetime no matter how fast you sew. The only acceptable solution is to share the love and send some to a friend ( hint -Im a friend ...)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous girls and gorgeous fabrics. You lucky lady ;-)ReplyDelete
Oh you're going to have so much fun playing with all that fabric. jxoReplyDelete
Your daughters are growing into beautiful young women. Your fabric taming seems to be paying off and will make sewing more inviting when you have time.ReplyDelete
Holy crap you weren't joking earlier! Hope the first day went well...ReplyDelete
Your girls are gorgeous! And your stash is huge - must be time for some stitchingReplyDelete
That is a hell of a lot of fabric!!! Gorgeous girls! xReplyDelete
Wow and I thought I was naughty at Festival (my bank manager still thinks I was unfortunately, but I feel a tad better about it after seeing this)! Having a similar tidy up here and a draft blog post about it waiting for me to actually finish, move furniture, etc. Tis the season, clearly. Lovely pics, even if they are selfies!ReplyDelete
You are a woman after my own heart. I have bought so much fabric this year that it doesn't all fit in my huge cupboard and I'm having to jam stuff in then shut the door before it gets chance to fall out. The doors don't sit flat against the unit any more. I am in serious trouble! Great selfies :)ReplyDelete
Hi ladies! Have fun at school!ReplyDelete
Listen, I can sort out your fabric woes. Just dump the HR box into an envelope and post it to me. You'll have a totally empty bin, then, for those solids. Sorted. See what a good friend I am? I'm a giver.
Your girls are beautiful! And I am confident that you will have those stacks of fabric wrestled into beautiful quilts in no time.ReplyDelete
Overflowing fabric bins - but so much to choose from when you make your next project! I recently read somewhere on a quilting blog about Sable syndrome....Stash accumulation beyond life expectancy! I know that I have it....possibly you do too. :) Good selfies from the young ladiesReplyDelete
I can't wait to see what you make with all that lovely fabric!ReplyDelete
Eeek, you went mad! I am determined to reduce my stash down this year, I need to lay off the buying and get sewing, as the fabric situation has gotten out of control, and I can always borrow some off of you if I need it, right?!!?!! The girls look fab in these selfies, so grown up, scary! :o)ReplyDelete
helen and emily, you are such beautiful girls! xReplyDelete
You sound exactly like in my house! to many fabrics to get sorted (but I am done) and forgot the first day picture too ... but as my son started one day later we did it on the second day for the girls! lucky me! so now you are ready for sewing ;) enjoy!ReplyDelete
Uncanny! I started to clear up my (small) sewing table today and was quite horrified at quite how much fabric I have bought over several months (let's gloss over how long I have left it to put away!) My fabric filing system is about to go down the pan as I desperately try to squeeze it all in somewhere. Hope your sort out is finished soon and you get some time to sew and create.ReplyDelete
Doesn't surprise me at all that you have two intelligent natural beauties for daughters. They take after their Mum.ReplyDelete
I think more quilts is a good plan. Do you have one on your own bed yet?ReplyDelete
Such pretty young ladies you have. And your fabric accumulation is impressive. Enjoy creating when you have the time. I look forward to seeing the results. :-)ReplyDelete
Oh dear indeed! I hope you are at your sewing machine right now ;-)ReplyDelete
That is an enviable stash and the girls really are turning into young women.ReplyDelete
Aren't the girls looking grown up! Wow :-)ReplyDelete
You should feel no guilt from buying fabric.. Think of it as free insulation :-) lol