Monday, June 06, 2011

Spring Cleaning

I have been on a spring cleaning kick for the last couple of weekends.  It has been far too long since mi casa has been cleaned "old school", you know, how your mom and grandma did it back in the day when women stayed home and well, cleaned.  Last weekend, it was the upstairs, ceiling to floor, all the curtains down and washed, all the screens and windows washed, all the carpets beaten (well thoroughly vacuumed) and all the walls and woodwork washed.  Wheww!!

The last room was my sewing room which I thought about bypassing but then decided needed a good once over as well.
 Here's the BEFORE (yikes!!).....


and the AFTER.... Once I started, it turned into a total reorganization.  Things were moved around, fabric was piled up for donation, etc. etc.  The only thing not done was the closet which houses the STASH.  That is a whole separate project which shall be attended to in the very near future.  But, a tidy space is a space that you really want to work in and since the overhaul, I have been getting bits of this and that done which is great. 



The nice thing about this is now I know where everything is. I also have a pile of books, patterns and stuff that I'm ready to part with and I'm thinking about setting up a swap page for those who might be interested later in the month. Sewww, stay tuned.

You may remember that Debra sent me her practice piece from her longarm which I finally cut up and made into mastectomy pillows. They really came out nice! Thanks Debra for your generosity!!!

Work on the paint chip challenge continues.  The reveal date is June 14th so I need to get a move on! More on that later !

9 comments:

YankeeQuilter said...

Thanks for the inspiration to get to cleaning and organizing my sewing room! It sew needs help!

Debra Spincic said...

Love those masectomy pillows. I'll make another sheet of fabric for you later this month. Those turned out super!

Don't let that clean space keep you from being creative!

paula, the quilter said...

I've been looking around my house thinking it needs a good cleaning. Hubby is home all the time and it gets filthy and he can't see it. So I guess I need to pick a room and start.

ali lichtenstein said...

Wow--awesome job of cleaning and organizing! I've been at it, too, but not ready to show pictures yet! : ) This is good inspiration!

Joanne said...

Dont'cha love how creative you feel after you've cleaned off your surfaces and can actually find the fabric and the tools?! LOL

Libby said...

Oh dear - I could use some of your organizing expertise! Looks great.

kimmie said...

You are the white tornado!!! I got tired just reading about all the things you did! And your workroom is amazing!

Kay said...

Oh, I'm so impressed by the cleaning, not just of the sewing space! My house needs that too. I have been cleaning, but the "good turn out" doesn't quite happen.

Enjoy that neat space.

AnnieO said...

I sure need to have a big clean out too...but DH and I are starting in the garage because there is stuff in the house we want to move to the garage but it is too full to add anything else...oh my.

A clean workspace and having a place for everything sure helps the creative juices. Good job!