|OMG .. an empty scrap bin!|
Like most quilters, I create a sizable accumulation of scraps ... leftover bits and pieces from whatever project you are working on. They are too small to use in your project but clearly too large to just literally throw away. You know they are good for something else ... mini projects, mock-ups, experimentation ... that you will *certainly* do some day. In the future. The far future.
|color piles of scraps|
My scrap bin was over-flowing. I can tolerate a high degree of clutter but this was absolutely over the line. So, while the TV was showing something that I wasn't terribly interested in, I started sorting the scrap bin. I made piles of color-related scraps .. or mostly related. Sometimes it's a judgement call whether a scrap should go in one color pile or another.
I do admit that it felt really good to finally have an empty bin and more-or-less organized scraps.
|where do you stash multi-color scraps?|
What on earth do you do with multi-color fabrics that don't have any clear, defined dominant color?
I am still puzzling over this. If you have any suggestions, opinions or solutions, I'm all ears.
|sewn units .. for something useful|
Then there are what I call the "sewn units", These could be mock-ups, experimentation or just plain fooling around.
They are also leftovers and extras from projects. I'm sure they could be incorporated into ... something.
I have a couple of shoe boxes just for sewn units. And I sure haven't done anything with any of them yet.
|drawers for scraps divided by color|
Actually, I know what I *really* need to do is a massive clean up and reorganization of not only the sewing room in general, but the shelving units and bookcases. I need to purge myself of the items that I *know* I'm just never going to use so that I will have more space for the things that I do use. ::sigh:: This is not going to be a single afternoon endeavor.
However, I'm going to do my very best Scarlett O'Hara impression and ignore what I should be doing today and will think about doing it tomorrow.