goal for the week part two-cleaning out the sewing room.

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I have a tiny sewing room(I'm very thankful though that I do have my own room!) and it was a mess! I love to buy fabric, but I simply don't have room to store very much, so I'm at the "use it or lose it stage"! This is how I got organized this week.

Monday-Two kids home with bronchitis, so not much time-while they were watching a video, I worked a bit. I took out everything noticable that didn't belong in my sewing room-I don't know why there was a box of jelly jars, a stack of flower pots, a basket of toys, a pressure canner, or a package of furnace filters in there, but after puting these things away, I had a bit more room.

Tuesday-Theres a couple of big boxes of clothes in there-I hauled these out and sorted through them-I could do this in the living room, keeping an eye on recovering children. Old jeans and very worn clothes went in one pile. Stuff we couldn't wear or didn't want went in a bag for Goodwill. Stuff we wanted, but needing mending went in a mending basket. Only the mending basket went back into the sewing room. I worked on stuff that needed hand mending, while I was sitting with the kids upstairs.

Wenesday. Dreadful day. One child back at school, I was up all night with the other. Grandma fell and broke her leg- an ambulance had to come get her-I couldn't go with them because I still had a sick child at home. So I had to wait by the phone to hear how she was doing. This was a great day for ripping worn clothes into cleaning rags. I ripped aprt old jeans too-any usable fabric went into a tub for a later project, the worn pieces wll go into the garden for mulch. I sorted out sewing baskets and those little bins that get everything tossed into them.

Thursday-One child at school, the other well enough to entertain himself for a while-and catch up on missed homework! Warm breezy day, I opened the windows and doors and aired the room out, I even took the rug out. I swept and dusted and wiped every thing down-and got every thing sorted and put in place-ok my bins are bulging but....

Friday, I tackled the mending pile, and worked on what was left of Rachels clothes. I fnished just in time becuase the quilt sqares came in the mail! Hooray!

-- Kelly (homearts2002@yahoo.com), March 16, 2002


Kelly, I started to organize my sewing room too about a month ago but never finished. You have inspired me to get back to it! I'm like you, have way too much fabric and I also have lots of unfinished projects and I do need to catch up on my mending. My sewing room is 10 x 12 but has way too much in it. It seems to be the "dumping ground" for lots of things! At least it is in the basement and out of the way where no one sees it!

-- Barb in Ky. (bjconthefarm@yahoo.com), March 17, 2002.

Kelly! You are inspiring!

-- Melissa in SE Ohio (me@home.net), March 17, 2002.

Kelly, where are you getting all that "energy"!!! Care to share some?

You know, if everything is in it's place a room has plenty of room to work but when things are out, oh boy, what a mess.

I admire you for getting to work and utilizing your time wisely and accomplishing a mammoth job.

-- Marie (prettyhollow@yahoo.com), March 17, 2002.

Well, I don't know about the rest of you, but I am exhausted just reading Kelly's post! Kelly, you certainly are inspiring. You are our hero!!!!!!! Now, if you could just spread some of that engery around to us...spring cleaning is coming up!

-- Karen (mountains_mama@hotmail.com), March 18, 2002.

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