Thursday, November 03, 2005

studio lack of progress

I'm feeling completely overwhelmed. My house is still a mess with sewing and craft stuff in every room. Since I took over the closet in the studio for a computer desk, my ironing center is displaced. All the out of season clothes, clothes to be ironed, and clothes that no longer fit (and should go to Goodwill) are looking for a place to go.

As I try to organize and put sewing stuff back in, I find my old problem of refusing to throw stuff away is causing stress because I don't want to think or decide. Val's Wed. entry says she is going to " send stuff to unsuspecting people who might have once been my friends but won't be when I add to their problems with my throwouts!" I really like this suggestion!

I have boxes of stuff like this and
this and
this that I can't seem to part with.

Gabrielle has also been busy and has the pictures to prove it!

All right, quit dawdling and get busy.


  1. I spent a art retreat weekend with a good friend who is into altered books and after seeing her process it has been harder and harder for me to throw out stuff, if for not other reason than sending her stuff...but I force myself to because lord only knows how much the clutter agitates me! but then I ask for forgiveness for not recycling or saving it. Maybe some architect should think of homes built for people who save "stuff"!

  2. What I did was colour-co-ordinate a load of stuff like that, though I do keep meaning to make 'inspiration packs' out of some of them and challenge myself to use them - add fabric and threads and sit down and make a collage out of it or something. Well, I've got round to the organisation bit but not the create something bit... Though I used one of the pieces of painted paper recently as the background for one of my grid designs.

    Maybe we should have a blogring challenge to use some of them???

  3. I think that sounds like a good idea, Liz.

  4. I, personally, wouldn't throw any of that away if it were mine--looks like some great stuff for embellishing quilts.

    I am going to organize a Brown Bag Challenge in the new year. I'll keep you posted--you may be able to send a few things on to some other artist.


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