This is the option I choose...
Post a in depth look into your fabric stash or sewing area/studio without cleaning or staging a thing (100% honesty only). Photos or videos are a must along with some juicy details :)
So, here goes........I have one picture, but I've numbered it. Click on the picture to see it better and I'll tell you what each # is.
This is super embarrassing and I can't believe I'm showing this. But, hey......she said unedited, no clean up required.
1. Those 6 see through blue lid container all hold fabric that is 1 yard or bigger.
2. I have 4 cube containers that hold WIP's (works in progress).
3. A rose that dear E gave me for Valentine's day.
4. Look very carefully and you'll see a small white sheep E also gave me. It used to sit on my laptop, but he gets demoted every now and then.
5. Two fabric postcards Jan sent me. She is the best! (well, besides Kelly from IHAN)
6. I have no idea what all this is. It surely should not be on MY sewing table. Now, that I look over at it.......it is.....
.....my court book, legal documents
.....picture frames, the ones left over from mother's day
.....tons of paper work from the totalled car back in November (yes, we're still dealing with issues on that)
.....the handbook to that totaled car (now that's just sad, it can be tossed)
.....a pair of sunglasses that I only wear on the back deck...they are the ridiculously big ones
.....an address book
.....some mail that didn't need to be opened right away
and as I touched it to see what else there was......it fell....uggghhh
7. My ironing area...looks small you say? Well, that's because when I don't need this area, I pile everything there.
8. The super trusty Dell Laptop that allows me to read blogs and blog myself. See what's on the screen? IHAN's blog.
9. a super big stack (two stacks) of 5x5 square scraps that I make into yoyo's.
10. the bin where the finished yoyo's land
11. oh precious #11, that would be my old and first ever sewing machine, simply called "ole brother"
12. the mini quilt & pillow I blogged a few days back
13. would be some thread, and that's only 1/4 of it (can you see the tin man's hat in front of the thread, it's on top of a lint roller, beside the canned air)
14. haha, that's the phone that often gets buried...we have to push "locate handset" on the base to find it
15. the bean bags for our Cornhole game...I now have 4 completed, 2 more sewed, not filled and 2 more to go
16. that would be all sorts of odds and ins......patches, needles, templates, labels, Fiber Fabrications business card, rotary cutter blades, sewing machine light bulbs, etc 17. the jar I made a fancy fabric label with Mod Podge won from IHAN, and the fabric I used Pat gave me.
18. my beautiful stash of embroidery thread
19. this would be Miss. Maggie........my new sewing machine, she's not even 6 months old. I love her dearly. She's a Brother SE-350.
20. the first drawer, as you can see is ribbon and lots and lots of it. the second drawer is rotary cutters, markers, pens, mod podge, templates, patterns and more, the third drawer is some finished quilts and my turtle quilt that looks like it will never get finished.
21. the first drawer has bits and pieces of fabric, the second drawer is bigger pieces but smaller than a yard and the third drawer is sheets and much, much bigger pieces, like more than 3 yards, backing fabrics
22. now this just looks like an old rag down there, right? it's not just any old rag, it's the rag that cleans the "sticky" off my capri sun pouches, along with another top secret agent, i scoured the world over for something that would take that sticky off, no one on the Internet would tell what it was, like it was a big secret, so now it's my secret. don't you wish you knew? not really, ok
23. looks like a waste basket huh? nope, more fabric and towels and bibs, mostly embroidery stuff
24. my cozy comfy chair
25. this is all fat quarters, all 3 drawers........i should count these one day, just not today
26. various different projects........one has selvage edges in them, i save those
27. yep, that's the same quilt I did a tutorial on how I do binding.........yep, same one
28. my PED embroidery software box
29. the stylish new "strada" purse I got for mother's day, needed a break from Vera Bradley
30. most all the stuff in that red Rubbermaid box need to go to the children's home, it's completed quilts.
31.A pile of mail that really needs to be mailed. In there is my May block for my dozen quilters group. Also in there is the Scooby Doo blanket. And, a package of scraps for Betsy. What you can't see beside that bag of mail is two boxes to be mailed to Lola & Jan.
Sorry ladies, you'll get these soon, I promise. haha
32. a very important laptop bag
33. a stack of notebooks for "when" I was going to make covers for them. haha
OK Kelly......I hope you took time to read each one. I also hope you noticed how very little space I do have for sewing and how "handy" the GO cutter would be for me. Also, I should add this sewing space is in the corner of our living room.
I hope everyone enjoyed this. I did.......except for the time it took. However, it will be so worth it when I win.