Friday, May 25, 2012

Sewing Closet Cleanout Saga.....

I wasn't going to post again until after the weekend but I've got to let you know about this.
You've cleaned out closets...I know you have....

and every time you did, I'm sure you found something that you lost/forgot you had/didn't know you had....etc.
Same thing here.  I decided to cull out the closet before the new shelf was put together so I wouldn't just be jamming everything on them..
I have already thrown away 2 medium size white garbage bags of stuff  and I have just emptied 2 corners and a partial large shelf.
Had a couple of surprises.....

I knew I had a lot of batting pieces and planned to splice them together and use them before I buy any more. I had hoped to put most of them in a large thin container that originally could fit under my bed.  I was going to put it on the bottom of the new shelf.
HA!
Look!
Granted, the pieces in the B & N plastic bag are somewhat small and may be tossed,,,,,but then I think of all the mug rugs and placemats, and little things for Christmas.....

and I have decided to keep it. 

I am guessing that I will be basting a lot of these together pretty soon.

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Digression:  And I was so hoping for an excuse to go to the LQS.....

I came close to caving in today - I may have found another quilt shop in another town about the same distance as the one I frequent...only the opposite way.  DH and I were going to play detective and see if we could find it...but I decided not to go..

I was brave.....Kudos to me.....{sob, sob}

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Back to the closet......

Still reeling from the first discovery, I found next, on the very bottom of a throwaway stack of stuff, a container full of......


embroidery thread!

Those of you who have been following the Mini-Giveaways for awhile might remember the one where I gave away about 3 deep narrow drawers full of thread to about 4 people ....a lot of thread...

I had forgotten about this pile........

I do plan to keep it for awhile.  At least until I catch my breath.....

......and I'm not finished cleaning yet!

What else is in there?????



6 comments:

Sunnybec said...

Your closet must be like Dr Who's Tardis!!!!! Yes!! I remember your giveaway of thread..... :) Hugs

Vroomans' Quilts said...

That's why I don't store in a closet, too much and out of sight-out of mind loss. I have some of that floss give away - thank you!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Once you've finished would you like to come and start on mine? LOL! Good for you for getting everything organized. I look forward to hearing about the newly discovered LQS.

Sue Daurio said...

What you didn't go to the LQS??? Wow what will power, like a super hero :)

I love cleaning out closets for just this reason, all the fun looking at things forgotten, it's like a treasure hunt.

Kat said...

I cleaned out my craft closet (and all the other places where I had craft supplies, thread, fabric and batting tucked away). I was shocked how much I had (and had forgotten about) once it was all in one place. I made a vow that I would not buy any new fabric in 2012. Even after 5 months, it feels like I haven't made a dent and I'm going through serious LQS withdrawal. It is, though, fun to challenge myself to be more creative with what I have, and I'm planning a HUGE fabric shopping spree on January 1, 2013 :-)

Connie said...

When we took the closet out of my quilting room I was amazed at the stuff I had crammed in there.....almost like Christmas! Save all those small pieces of batting, I use every single piece by zig-zagging them together for mug rugs and stuff!