2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

April 6, 2015

I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW...

...Don't you just love ambiguous blog titles?  I do.  You know the kind that leads you to think "what in the world is this post going to be about?). As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, so when you look at this one you'll probably agree with that adage.

Compared to previous pictures, I can definitely see more clearly now.  I don't know how in the world my cutting table becomes so junkie.  I guess one piece/pile of junk (i.e., mail, magazines, clothing, shoes, etc.) at a time because it certainly doesn't happen all at once or even over night.  

  • Need to un-junk the living room real quick because company just called and they're on the way over?

  • Don't know where to put/store a particular item - just chunk it up on the cutting table?

  •  Need to sort through paperwork to prepare for filing taxes not to worry, the cutting table also serves as a glorified desk - it's a real clutter suck?

  • Don't take time to eliminate that junk mail as it comes through the door.  Look; isn't that a tiny clear spot on the cutting table? - might as well fill it up. 

    Not to mention that a junked up cutting surface seriously impedes sewing motivation because of rule #1:   you need to cut before you sew.  Hopefully I can keep this thing clear so I can finally get back to sewing....







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19 comments:

  1. I usually have to cut out on the dining room table because my cutting table is too cluttered. Luckily we don't use the dining room all that often. :)

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    1. Cutting on the dining room table, mmmm that's a great idea. But of course mine is also a dumping ground for mail etc.

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  2. Your cutting table sounds like my ironing board! I'm meant to fold it up and put it away when I'm done but why would I do that when I could leave it out and out every sewing related item I own on it?

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    1. Yes, I know. My ironing board stays up and it serves as an extension of the cutting table to pile junk on.

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  3. 'Junk' ~ means 'used to build new things' in my books = lots of sewing plans ... enjoy getting back into sewing real soon ... J

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    1. I am looking forward to getting back in it Judity!

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  4. Looks good! lol I'm getting there.

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    1. I understand Tasha - it is a process!

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  5. Since I do and store everything on the same table (an old dining room table) my table always looks full

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    1. I have got to stop piling stuff up on my table. It is such a hard habit to break.

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  6. Yay for a clear cutting table! We had relatives visiting over the weekend so guess where all the junk I cleared out of the house went...

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  7. Nice and clear!

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    1. It's day three, I'm concentrating on keeping it this way.

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  8. Ahh, junk, Yes, I used to keep the dining room but now I realise that it is more important to keep the cutting table clear. I've found the floor is a great place to file tax papers etc! Under and around the dining table.

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    1. Paper clutter is driving me up the wall! I own two shredders that need to work overtime.

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  9. that is why I'll never put a skirt around my table, I'm afraid of what'll go under there lol! my new sewing room is twice the size & yet I can't get it finished, go figure lol! I think we should make a sign that says "a clean sewing room is an unused sewing room" ha ha!

    Helen

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  10. Well, now you have a clear cutting space! I'm fanatic about destroying junk mail and filing paperwork, but I've been known to start 4 projects at once because, hey! Look! 6 yards of fabric will make a couple of dresses and a jacket and a top and....oh, no, where do I start....

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  11. Faye with clear cutting comes clear fabulous project ...lol.....

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