I finished my scrapbook project and have moved onto sewing. Sewing involves excellent organizational skills. Does one sort by colors/patterns, seasons, material types, or length of cloths. Does one sort the scrap material bin for material under a 1/2 yard? I have enough materials stacked to make a half-a-dozen quilts, shorts, and pants w/matching shirts for all five grandchildren. My daughter has some blouse materials picked out for Fall season.
Then the patterns have to be sorted by gender, size, subject matter. I have over 100 new unused patterns to choose from. From infant to doll clothes, dog costumes, boys/ men, girl/woman sizes, holiday, and miscellaneous household sewing projects.
Next comes sorting all the notions, scissors, thread, bobbins, buttons, fasteners, zippers, bias tape, ribbon, lace, and velcro. I have enough Velcro to stick together all the pattern pieces from lightweight to heavy duty. I filled up two 10-drawer rolling carts with this stuff and still had a separate sewing box for the Velcro.
I have three electric sewing machines; one for simple sewing and two computerized; one of which does embroidery. Why all the stuff you are wondering? Well, my husband gets behind me in whatever project I take on and when he see’s something he thinks I might use he buys, buys, and buys.
After spending seven hours today accumulating my organized chaos I am too worn out to sew. I’ve got the sewing girl blues.