Sunday, July 7, 2013
The Weekly List
monday i was browsing craigslist for Ikea Billy bookshelves, as i recently decided i wanted some to reconfigure my sewing room. i found three of the ones i wanted for $45 total, so i contacted the poster, called M, and coordinated an evening pickup.
after we got the shelves home and inside, i pulled everything out of my white antique cabinet, and put the left hand shelf and the corner shelf into place.
i was totally surprised at the quantity of fabric i had shoved into this cab!
anyhow, i fairly quickly got all of my larger pieces of fabric that are wrapped around comic book boards into place on these two narrow shelves. that's where i stopped on monday night. needless to say, the place looked like a tornado had hit!
tuesday, before M got home, i pulled everything out of the china cabinet. i don't have a picture of how full it was, but suffice to say it had not only MORE fabric, but also other craft crap! i also moved the pacman game down as close to the door as i could, so that then we could slide the china cabinet down and put the remaining Billy bookshelf into place. once M got home, he moved the china cabinet and put the Billy bookshelf into place. that's about where i stopped tuesday night.
wednesday night, we made the trek to IKEA to get a bunch of Kassett boxes to store my fat quarters and large scraps in. that was a HUGE time suck! but when we got home, i went ahead and assembled a couple of the boxes and sorted my FQs and larger scraps into piles by color.
thursday, i assembled the rest of the boxes and spent a lot of the day folding FQs into uniform sizes to most efficiently store them in the size boxes i got. unfortunately, i ran out of boxes! i'd purchased 2 large, six medium, and two small boxes, but that wasn't enough! one large holds solids and the other holds blue FQs and large scraps. the mediums hold creams/beiges/browns (two), pink (one), reds (one), oranges (one), blacks & greys (one), and the smalls hold purples and yellows.
i still have more blacks/greys, whites, and greens. looks like another trip to IKEA is in order!
30s repros went into a plastic shoebox with a lid, and japanese fabrics went into another. precut jelly rolls are in a plastic bucket, and FQ bundles are in a large fabric basket.
friday, i drove down to see my parents, since M had to work this weekend. friday evening i spent four and a half hours (WTF?!?!) in an emergency care clinic getting diagnosed with a kidney infection. i spent most of the weekend curled up not doing much, until i drove back home today.
soooooo . . . . new shelving and organization pulled the focus away from sewing this week. unfortunately, i still can't sew until i get some more boxes and get stuff put away! next step is to take pics of the china cabinet and post it on craigslist, and i may get M to move it next door until i can find a buyer.
i'm going to try to find the one or two more shelves i need on craigslist, since if i go ahead and get the china cabinet moved, i can stack stuff in that space for now. i'd much rather pay CL prices, no tax, and have the shelves already assembled!
so, onto the goals for this week:
---> get more boxes at IKEA and put away rest of fabric
---> sort through "other craft crap", donate stuff i won't use, and organize stuff i'm keeping
---> cut charm squares for AMH swap