Monday, December 31, 2012

End of the Year Clean Up

Christmas time was such a whirlwind. I cannot believe the mess that I created in my office/sewing room trying to get all my gifts made. I found myself moving piles of paper and fabric from one place to the next to get more room to well...make more mess. Even though I still have a couple gifts to make, I just couldn't start the new year in chaos. Sure it's just another day, but there is something psychological about it. So, I spent yesterday trying to clean up a bit.

I realized that my scrap bin had not been emptied for about six months.


It was fun to sort the scraps by color, and along the way, reminisce about the projects created with these fabrics.


I sort the scraps by size and color and store them for future use. My bin of smaller pieces and snippits is starting to fill up so I might have to further sort these.


I also have piles of paper everywhere -- small reminders, notes and sketches like these.

It was nice to have a little buddy to keep me company while I cleaned and organized.

Oh my goodness, the sight of that desk makes me cringe, and that's clean compared to what it was. I love all the little doodles that the kids make on my desk calendar, so it's hard to tear it off.

I still have a ways to go, but it feels good to tie up some loose ends.

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