Monday was guild meeting and we met at a new place, St Michael the Archangel parish (http://stmichaelcp.org/). The church is magnificent! We were in the basement but even the basement is lovely. At the meeting our program vice president gave me back some unused copies of a program I had done for them these past few months..it was the start of my week.
not one more thing could be shoveled into this study. I had been shoveling things into here for the last six months and just cleaning abound the piles. My goal for this year is to try and be more organized and this was a perfect time and place to begin (I really do not want to tackle the thread yet …another subject). So I set Tuesday as “Begin day”…took a picture of the mess and thought about the task ahead…Monday was a mentally prepare and plan day. Tuesday I began; first I shoveled things out of the room (Figure I am in the habit this winter and since we didn’t have any snow this week-end I need to keep in shape just in case). Spent the rest of Tuesday cleaning walls and floor; wiped down all the walls, register vents, fixtures, even washed the curtains. Tuesday night I could barely move. Wednesday I rearranged one wall; I know I have two tables by one chair but I one is for the stitching and the other table for books or a place to make notes. I also had to fix the pictures in two of the frames. The pictures had slipped away from the matting. Required a trip to frame shop for advice and as long as I was out, lunch…a girl has to eat. Fixed the pictures and hung them; made sure all the big stuff was where I thought it should be and rested. Thursday, I began to pitch, sort and file…amazingly I am good about not keeping papers I will not use. And in all that mess I could put my hands on the papers I needed within a 1/2 inch of any given pile. I filed most everything and spent some time rearranging books. Anyway my study is clean; floor to ceiling…yes even the lightbulbs got dusted.
I mentioned I’m not ready to tackle threads…I am still trying to decide if I want to sort by color or thread. Right now I am sorted by thread; all the Silk n Ivory in one tub sorted by color, all the Rainbow Gallery silks (splendor,grandeur, elegance and ribbon) in another tub, sorted in number order, Lois Caron overdyes in another tub, etc. Most threads are sorted by type (i.e. silk, silk blends, cotton, rayons; but I have a few complete lines and they are sorted by manufacturer and then mostly in the company order. Any thoughts on this system will be greatly appreciated. I have no idea which is best way but I really need to tackle the sewing room next. To me this is a which came first question: the color or the thread… any ideas will be greatly appreciated.
Too much to think about…off to eat, watch the Olympics and stitch.