In reality, a lot of the rationale for developing methods and systems had to do with a) buying the exact same item multiple times; b) losing items (you know the feeling, "I know I have this someplace!! @#$%^! it!!"); moving (see point a and b); c) evolution.
By evolution, I don't mean in the Biblical sense, but really, this stuff starts small then develops a momentum of its own. In my case, I now have:
- Several bins, 2 closets, a bureau, and a bookcase filled up with fabric,
- At least 5 boxes of patterns, which were beer bottle cases in a previous life,
- Years of classes, training, and inspiration over the years,
- Lots of sewing, fashion, and crafts books
- No chance that it will end anytime soon.
Something had to give and it wasn't going to be me (although sometimes I wonder).
Until this weekend, the sewing room had become quite a mess. While in an organizational frenzy (yesterday), I decided to tackle the sewing room as well. Lots of loose fabrics and flotsam have been put away, and I'm feeling much better now.
Laura, I'll go into more detail about the journal contents in a future organizational post. Good suggestion!
Artemesia, thanks for the kind words about my trip. I do hope to meet you in Taos someday. I look forward to seeing some posts on your blog, too.
Carolyn, thanks also for the advice on Fabric Fixx! I'll be trying to slip away and check it out! I hope that we will have the opportunity to attend one of these workshop/getaways together some time.