Sunday, January 6, 2019

2018 Final Countdown Challenge

As I mentioned in my previous post, I've been working on Shelly's Final Countdown challenges for a few days.  It's a great way to start the year off with a tidy sewing space. The three tasks are to:

- clean off your main work surface.
- deal with a pile.
- preform a project assessment.

So after cleaning off several work surfaces and moving numerous piles, my room finally looks like this:
After assessing my project list, I realized that the reason why many of my projects are not finished, is because I had no room to do the quilting part of it, without moving a lot of things. (The machine I mostly quilt with, is inside the desk that is in the foreground. I could not open it up, where it was previously). My desks and sewing machine were against the back wall.  This lead me to start moving things around, and now I have the tables in the center. After having it this way for a few days now, I wonder why I hadn't done this sooner?! I really like it this way!

As for the piles of things I had around, they were mostly bins, which I made space for on the shelving unit I have behind my design board (the design board just slides back and forth easily.) And one shelf now holds most of my works-in-progress. I'm going to try to keep to just having these for my projects on the go.

Another change I made was to fit in another storage unit.  I just love these units (I buy them from Home Depot) and have various sizes throughout the house.  I find the collapsible canvas storage boxes are so handy to use. I love that I can label them, too.

Thank you, Shelly for doing this challenge again!  It's been fun and very helpful for me to do, and gets 2019 off to a great start!  


mimi'sdarlins said...

Nice work, and a great start to the new year1 I agree about the room arrangement, it looks like a more efficient work space and will be easier to transition from sewing to quilting.

Shelly said...

Thanks for joining in again! It looks great! And I love hearing about your ideas and why you did things the way you did.