Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sorting, Sorting and more sorting to do

This is where we started this morning. Still piles everywhere. We worked at it together and got a lot done. She would work awhile and go play the Wii games and then she wander back in there and work some more. We moved some of the storage drawers to the end of the table to let more light into the window on the west side of the room.

This is the counter after major sorting was done. We got a lot sorted by size and also by whether it needs a lot of trimming before it could be used. The irons and the distilled water are all up on the shelf and not sitting where ever they were set.

This is two laundry baskets and a wicker basket full of fabric that was sorted refolded and stacked. After I got it all on the shelves I looked at Taylor and said now we need to sort by color and I thought her chin was going to fall off her face. She said No way. She wouldn't help me do that.

I still have a few storage containers to go through and make sure I have all the pieces for UFO's in place. I did place some blocks that were completed all together in gallon sized storage bags. All the over flow is on the extra bed and needs to be sorted through. Magazines and garment patterns are in there. Also the ironing board. Not sure where I am going to place it. Maybe folded up behind the door for now. I have a pressing board for blocks. Taylor was really great help so I need to get her dolls dressed now.
Isn't it amazing how much stuff we have and it can all be placed in some order and not look so cluttered. I still have some things to finish but this was a great lot of it done. Hopefully with some practice I can keep it this way. Chris


Exuberant Color said...

It looks great and now you know everything that is in there, no hidden surprises. It is a lot easier to work in a room that isn't depressing to enter.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Looks great, Chris!! I resorted my sewing room a couple of Saturdays ago. I didn't get rid of much, but it looks like I did after I got it all reorganized and sorted. I think it's great your granddaughter was there to help. =)

Deb said...

Bravo! What a great job organizing!! I am in the midst of attempting to organize my sewing room, but progress has been slow. I like that you are organizing your scraps. I think that is a great idea. If you can locate the color/size you want, you are more likely to "shop" your own stash!

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