The sad thing was, I had planned everything so I would be finished with all my work for Simplicity BEFORE Christmas and then be able to completely relax and enjoy the holidays. But, it turned out I was just too sick to work and had to scramble for 4 days straight after New Year's to get my last project in, just a day late. But, that's so hard to do while still feeling sick!
So, yesterday, I started the BIG CLEAN! I've shared many photos of my studio in disarray. So I thought I would spare you all that, but here are the shelves where I keep fabrics for my personal projects. This really needed organizing.
I have some really nice stuff! Which I will show you on Friday. I thought I was going to get a few more days off, but had to send in some sketches this morning. This is the time when all the Halloween patterns get done for next year, so no rest for the weary.
But, back to my mini stash. I have a couple boxes of older stuff WAY up in my closet that I will deal with later.
I want to turn most of this fabric into things I can wear or use. So, my resolution for 2015 is to make something for myself or a gift every month this year.
I was kind of inspired to clear out unwanted stuff by hearing about this book, which I have just ordered. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
I heard the publisher on the air and my daughter-in-law read it while she was here for Thanksgiving. And the thing that has really stuck with me is the way the author recommends choosing what to keep and what to toss. She says you should only keep things that give you joy. Isn't that great? I've always been more practical minded and kept everything that I thought I MIGHT need someday. But, I feel as if I there is such a jumble of stuff in my house, I can't even appreciate what I have. So, I'm going to read this book and try to tidy my house and studio. Let's see if this magically changes my life!