Each and every box of fabric has now been emptied. How did I buy so much that I haven't used??? It's a sickness, I'm sure. All this fabric has been folded neatly (the key word here) and sorted by color. I have one stack left to put away on the shelves. Finally, I can see the light. I found some quilt tops that I had forgotten about, and they have also been noted, folded and put into a case where I won't forget them again. I swear I could sew for the next ten years on projects, kits and quilt beginnings that haven't been finished, and not have to buy a thing! It's a sickness, I know. I cleaned out a shelf behind the large door in the sideboard, and I put my fusible batting and my insulated batting in there. Out of sight and yet well within reach.
I downloaded four books of doll clothes last week. It was a great bargain purchase, but that meant that I had to print them out. That is done, all the pages have been put into plastic page protectors and then into vinyl report covers. You would be so impressed! I took some fabric which resembles interfacing that I had purchased to trace patterns. I have the patterns from one book traced, cut out, and put into an extra page protector that I stuck in the back. One down and three to go. This morning while I was folding fabric, I surveyed the fabric stacks to try and decide which fabrics would look cute for the doll clothes I'm planning to make. I have to make a trip to Walmart this weekend, and am planning on buying a clear vinyl shoe bag to hang on the back of my door. I have a good size plastic box of trims that was given to me by a friend when she moved. The box is cracked and barely holding together. And I have no idea what all is in there. I figure by sorting all my trims into clear pockets, I can see what I have and where best to use it.
My next job will be to sort out my patterns, which are in another plastic container. I can use my label maker and label the hanging folders (which I do still have) and categorize them by subject - aprons, purses, wallets, potholders, doll clothes, baby clothes, and hats. I love hats, have a number of patterns for them, but have never made one for myself. That will change. And so, I continue to muddle through. It's nearly time for a photo!