Yesterday I decided to clean up my sewing room. It was/is a little bit of a disaster area.
I cleaned out my closet and my sewing table and then I decided to get to work on my scraps. I was going to sort them into 6 plastic drawers that I used to use in my classroom. I spent the longest time deciding between sorting by colors and sorting by size.
When I asked my husband's opinion, I was told just throw them all in one basket and call it good to go. After a bit of conversation I stated in a matter of fact tone, "You have no idea what goes on in here!" His reply was that he is pretty sure that I just dump out all my fabric on the floor, roll around in it and toss it up in the air like money (imagine the duck tales cartoon from way back when) and then put it all away again. Shh... don't tell him but, looking at these piles he might be on the right track.
I decided to go by color. However, there was one little problem. 6 drawers and 9 colors to sort by (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, gray/back, white/brown). What is a girl to do but head to Target? Excitedly I wandered my way into the organizational isle only to figure out they no longer make the type of plastic drawers that I currently have. Darn company change the design on me. This little discovery left me in a bind, again. I may have had a slight tantrum in said organizational isle.
Later, as I talked to my mom about my dilemma, I realized I only use six of my nine drawers stacked on the other side for fabric. In a genius type moment, I decided to switch which drawers I use for what. Many hours later and sorting 3 boxes of scrap piles I was able to sort through all my scraps.
Now my cutting table is still a disaster area but at least my scraps are all sorted.
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