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Monkey Business

February 25th, 2007

Still a WIP… but it’s progress (and still a mess). Every blog I’ve ever visited shows their best photos. All nice and neat, all lit well, all very pretty. I feel that if I show the mess, the more movitated I am to get this done. Like telling the world I weigh blah, blah, blah and then say how much weight I’ve lost! Pretty comes at a price I guess - and this is how I make my payments. I’m really, really diggin’ the aqua. I had serious reservations about it since this is a north facing room. It really works Elizabeth and Anne (when you get the opportunity that is, E)! It makes everything look more pretty (just like you said Autum!), vibrant and colorful - especially red.

I actually have started on organizing my fabric. I’m using the Lois Hallock method of folding over a ruler. I must say, I LOVE doing this and it’s something I will be dedicated to doing once I’m done with the re-do (and more fabric mysteriously enters my domain). All I need is one day all to myself, a full pot of coffee, a box of Cheez-It’s and a hearty stack of archived Terry Gross/Fresh Air podcasts - and I’m good to go!

I have these small cheapo cabinets that I’ve picked up at Lowes and Target, and about 5 of these cabinets are being dedicated to fat quarters (they also work as “legs” for my work table). They work PERFECTLY for fat quarters. Miss Madison keeping a watchfull eye on me… making sure I don’t start something new before finishing what I’ve already started.

One cabinet down… four more to go.  These are all just miscellaneous fat quarters.  I have a long road ahead to get all my 30’s fat quarters prettied up! And after the fat quarters comes the yardage! I won’t even say how much cupboard space is dedicated to that! I’m actually looking forward to getting the yardage all folded and stacked. I know for certain that I will be more apt to use it -vs- buying more once it’s all pretty and neat. I don’t know how to describe it other then it “feels” like I have my own little quilt shop. Well… that could be true as I’ve been to a few small quilt shops that had less fabric then I did. Not saying I have too much… just saying these shops had too little.

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15 Responses

  1. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    OHMYGOD. I so so so love how that’s looking. Love the little curvy shelves on the end, where are those from becuase I have Lowes cabinets, although just one with drawers and one with doors. And nothing overhead. I’m jealous, totally. Although I love my yellow room. I’ll not be able to post a picture though, its a wreck and nothing like telling your weight and then saying you gained more.

  2. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    And how much do I love Terri Gross. Seriously. When Frankie was little, like preschool-kindergarden style little she used to say Terri Gross was her favorite person on the radio.

  3. The fabulous blop allegedly said:

    Okay girlie, looks like you need some semi-pro folding helpers, eh? We don’t get paid to be pro, but we are great semi-pros….we have some great experience under our belts!
    It is looking wonderful! You will love how the aqua makes all the fabric look marvey! Looks like a very happy place!

  4. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    That aqua looks so fresh and cheery. What a great work space. I’m slobbering over all your fat quarters! You do have more than many quilt stores I’ve been in. It’s a good thing….

  5. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    Your room and darling pup look GREAT!!! I want a pretty room someday. When I have my own house again! :)

  6. The fabulous Maddie allegedly said:

    Just tripped on your blog and was gobsmacked that your craft room is painted the same shade mine is.. Just makes you feel happy hu? I am sitting in my room now.. mine is not done either but I am getting there.

    If you would like to see mine pop over to Domestic Anarchy

    And one question.. is there room for more in the Pot Holder Swap?


  7. The fabulous kirsty allegedly said:

    Where are the photos? Why can’t I see them? I feel SO left out!! I want to see the fabric and aqua paint too!!!

  8. The fabulous louise allegedly said:

    oh i am aqua with jealously!! it is perfect! i am madly tidying my dining room to resemble a dining room - oh who am i kidding!

  9. The fabulous Michelle allegedly said:

    Okay, I am SO painting part of my room aqua.

    And I really want to know the ruler way to fold. Anything to make my fabric all the same size when it’s folded.

  10. The fabulous Autum allegedly said:

    Your room is looking wonderful! Please share the ruler method.

  11. The fabulous Julie allegedly said:

    Love the clean room. It’s amazing how, now that I’ve cleaned mine, I don’t want to mess it up. But, I’ve not been jumping into a new quilt, which is why I trash a room in the first place. Yours looks great.

  12. The fabulous Patti allegedly said:

    Looking good! I agree - the aqua is very nice. I love having my fabrics all folded neatly. That’s exactly what I feel like I have - my own little quilt shop. Makes it pretty easy to stay away from the real ones. Now if it were only easy to stay away from the virtual quilt shops on then internet!

  13. The fabulous Lauri Smith allegedly said:

    This is looking great!!! And I got a new USB cord and took some “in between” pictures today, so hopefully tomorrow I can get some up of what we are doing in my studio! It’s earily similar to yours!

  14. The fabulous Rachael allegedly said:

    Okay, everyone else is getting organised except me. You fabric looks gorgeous all folded up in the cabinets. One day….

  15. The fabulous CC allegedly said:

    I am so envious of all the beautiful fabric of Karen’s..however, I thank you both so much for the new way to fold. I can’t wait to start on mine..I may be able to make room for more..:)

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