Let's see how I did since last week's post...
Until next time...
Day 15 - Unfinished Projects
It's another day for the hard stuff. You're killing me, here, Karen!! Here is the HUGE drawer that is designated for UFOs:
Some of those are even on this quarter's UFO List! The others? I'll work my way through them... Eventually! That's what the (Ravelry) UFO Club, found at the Quilters Knitting group is all about. Anyone with 5 (or more) UFOs can join The Club at the beginning of January, April, July, and October.
Day 16 - Kits
The projects that have fabrics pulled, but little or no work put into them:
These are saved for times when I want to work on something requiring no thought.
Day 17 - Scraps
Today, Karen asked us to take a look at our fabric scrap and I've done that:
I look at my Scrap Station every time I walk into my studio. It's my favorite part of my space. I love the fact that it is filled with little bits of quilting possibilities in any color of the rainbow and it makes me SEW very happy!
There are a couple of tubs of scraps that you can't see in the photo above and a BIG drawer full or scraps there on the right.
Oh! And these, which I just pulled a project from the other day:
You mean not everyone has scraps of all shapes and sizes filling up their sewing room? Well, we don't ask artists to declutter their paints and the only scraps that I will part with are those coming in the door that I know I will never use. ALL the rest will stay (and my offspring can part with them when I am gone.) They are mine, Mine, MINE!!! Yes, I'm a scrap quilter. Why do you ask? :P
Day 18 - Batting Scraps
That's our target today. Mine are housed in this HUGE drawer:
I pull from this drawer with almost EVERY project I make. If you don't know me, you might think there's NO WAY to use those random bits. However, if you DO know me, you know that I make a lot of SMALL projects. With medium sized projects, Franken-batting is employed. New batting is typically only used for large projects.
Day 19 - Precuts
I am SEW not a precut girl! Here is my entire collection:
They were gifts and prizes, which is great. I'm pretty sure that I have only purchased two Fat Eighth bundles (one of which I've used for a project), two Layer Cakes and a single Mini Charm pack that was too cute to pass up! I used two Charm Packs for a project a couple of years ago and the rest of these are still waiting for inspiration to strike. Since they don't take up much space, and they are so good at waiting patiently, I'm going to let them continue to hang out in the studio for the "right" project to come along.
Day 20 - Skip Day
Karen wasn't up to filming today's video and didn't post our task on her blog, either.
Day 20 - Fabric
Sigh... I knew this day was coming. It's the day my studio SERIOUSLY needs, but it's also the day that I have dreaded the most! You see, I have a LOT of fabric. It ALL has SEW much potential and I hesitate to part with any of it!
Logically, I know that I don't have room for all the fabric currently in my stash. My new studio just doesn't have to space to store it all. It's time to push my Fantasy Quilter self out of the way and face that reality.
For now, I'll be parting with this (partial) bolt of fabric:
Day 21 - A Few Last Things
Karen is had one final task before we complete the Declutter Challenge 2023. Today, we are supposed to gather all of the bags, buckets and bins, along with the rest of the trash, recycles, and donations. Get them out of the house, wipe down your surfaces and call yourself done... Unless you're taking the slow train to the sewing station, in which case, you are welcome to take all the time you need. Karen is leaving the playlist up in the event that you are like me and have a bit more work to do.
I did gather these fabrics to pass along to another quilter:
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What is your takeaway, Joyful???
I'm guessing almost ANYONE doing the challenge did a better job than I did, but...
I got some things out of the studio, found homes for a few more and plan on continuing with the momentum that Karen challenge helped build. If your space still needs more work, you are welcome to
confess share it in the comment section below.
Thanks for taking us along on your Decluttering journey as we head into 2023! It's a great way to start a new year. Your encouragement pushed me to dig through my studio and take a good hard look at the unwelcome, the unwanted, the no longer necessary. (Even IF not as much progress was accomplished as I had hoped, but that is no reflection on you, Karen.)
Until next time...
Reclaim your space!!!