Thursday, January 15, 2009

This is... the obsessive compulsive thing I do to start off the new year.

Jennifer was all talk at quilt guild last week about getting our "This Is..." weekly meme going again. I had my doubts that she really would because she has been on quite the blog hiatus, but by george she did and wrote about her insane new-year-fridge-cleaning that she undertakes each January. I have to admit, the only time my fridge gets that thorough of a cleaning is if something sticky and disgusting gets spilled down the back wall, and even then I try to ignore it for quite sometime beforehand.

However, each January I do embark on a very thorough nest cleaning and reorganizing. Ahem, my "studio" is always in need of a major revamping after the flurry of holiday activity and thanks to my mother's crafty gifts and gift certificates I often have new stuff that I need to find room for. Well this year I didn't just straighten, I undertook an all-out room reorg. I share my nest with the girls' playroom/craft area in a huge finished bonus room over our garage. Before now all of "my stuff" was sort of in the middle of the room, on the largest wall (I KNOW I have a picture of my area before, but of course I can't find it anywhere, next up organize pictures on hard drive). Now I have rearranged things so that I have a whole corner and really half of the room to myself. Everything is within reach and I even got my rulers hung on the wall, something I've been meaning to do for ages. Jay says that when I wear my pink sweatpants and shirt he can't even find me over in my nook (he says this to pester me, the pink walls drive me crazy but the girls are emphatic that I am never allowed to paint over them. We'll see about that.). Of course by the time I took this picture I was well into my first project of the year, so it isn't so neat anymore, but just being able to see some of the table is quite impressive!




This is the rest of the room... now all over there:

And here is a peak at what I am busy working on... love these Laurel Burch jungle prints. Loved them so much that the 7 year old is getting a new wall hanging for her jungle themed room just for the heck of it.





5 comments:

Quiltin' Jenny said...

JEALOUS! First I had to go see Lene's awesome studio and new Gracie quilter, and now you show off your beautiful (and clean) workspace. I might just have to break down and move my stuff out of the bedroom.

MelissaS said...

LOVE the wall hanging! Oh and Jen, the "clean" workspace might be overstating it.....just kidding Kate.

quiltu said...

You know my birthday is comming up!?!?!
the Mom

Dionne said...

Love the wall hanging!

HoltGallery said...

Ohhh! Im jealous of your sewing room, looks like its upstairs. Mine is in basement. to take a look at my temporary sewing space.... www.holtgallery.wordpress.com