Wednesday, January 20

The Great Wall of Wooly Stuff!

I have been very busy for several days and here is the result of my "busyness" .............

It's my "Great Wall of Wooly Stuff". Finally, all of my woolfelt, then wool from quilt shops and then my recycled wool from skirts and jackets, etc. is all organized. I can actually find a color or texture without digging through a pile of fabric! I love it and it makes me smile just to see the order of it all! Along the top of the shelving units (clearance closet shelving found at Menard's that was a perfect fit for the U-shaped end of my sewing room!!) I've displayed pincushion's I've made, collected and received as gifts or in exchanges.
Then there's the "Christmas Corner" where I keep a little bit of "Christmas all year long". All those colorful rolls of wool are the various pieces that I painted last summer when my grandson Jacob came to visit. Everything is neat and orderly so I can see what I am looking for and I promise I will keep it that way!!!

Speaking of promises.......I promised myself that I would finish a few certain projects this next year. I discovered the OPAM challenge and realized it was a great way to get me motivated to finish some projects. And here is the first one I will finish. You may have seen this one before as I did a post about it last fall. I actually planned to finish it last fall and I did finish all the handquilting but there it sat in my pile of "to be finished". All it needs is the binding and buttons in the center of the flowers. This will be my "finish" for January. The pattern is a Thimbleberries tablerunner from long ago. I have another Thimbleberries project, a quilt that I started in about 1998 and that's going to go on the list to finish, too. I have to post my list on my sidebar so I'll be adding that soon.
That's all for tonight.
Sandi

23 comments:

Barb said...

I love your table runner...it is awesome!!! You sure have an organized room.....amazing.

Christine said...

Look at that great wall of wool!!! Jealous! :) Christine

joanne lendaro said...

Cute table runner! Thanks for sharing!

Blogless me said...

Oh, Sandi, can I move in with you ;-)? I love your wool and the order you have achieved is envious!
There is so much I want to learn about wool and wooly stuff - do you plan a tutorial of some kind covering basic stuff that is maybe absolutely elementary and obvious to you but for beginners can be challenging. For example, how do you recycle skirts, or jackets, or can you marble dye store-bought felt, or how ... oh, there are so many of those questions I think I am going to write a longer wish list of topics on the Wooly Buddies Group.
Thanks for sharing!

Pat said...

WOW....now THAT is a great stash of wool!!!! I always heard you say you had a lot of it, but I never realized it was THAT much!!! You could make something everyday for a year and not deplete that stash. LOL Nice runner, too.

Rooster Inn Primitives said...

Hi Sandy

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Mac and cheese without the cheese. That is just to funny. I'm cleaning up my sewing room. To much like work. LOL

have a wonderufl day

Hugs,
Pam

annemarie said...

Wow what a nick stash of woolies - I would be in heaven if I owned this much wool!! Love the tablerunner.

Karen said...

I want to come play at your house!

Connie W said...

Sandy, Do you felt the wool in your washing machine, and if so, does it make a lot of fuzzy lint mess in the washer? I have cut up a lot of old wool garments to be felted but have yet to do them. I've been holdling up until I find out and when I read your post I thought you are the person to ask. TIA.

Crispy said...

Holey Moley!! You have more wool than some of us have fabric LOL. Good luck on keeping it organized, I can never seem to do that :o)

Crispy

SarahVee said...

I like your snowman quilt in your header, Sandi. It made me smile! Congrats on having your wool organized. You will definitely get more done - or at least be able to play better/longer/more! And congrats on your first finish of 2010:)

Needled Mom said...

Oh Sandi, it looks just awesome. I love the organization. Isn't it wonderful to be able to go right where you need to instead of searching.

Your table runner is delightful. What a perfect project for the OPAM!

Enjoy sewing in there.

Anna @ Fresh Dew Drops said...

Love your organized room!!! Organization makes me smile as well...makes me feel good inside :)

Marydon Ford said...

G'morn ~ Love that runner, it is beautiful.

Have a beautiful week.
Huggers, TTFN ~ Marydon

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Mary Grace McNamara said...

Wonderful shelving and great organization of you wooly stuff! Good for you Sandi! I just love having my stuff all organized too.

MGM

Sandi said...

What you all can’t see is how unorganized the other half of my sewing room really is!! It will take me weeks to get the quilting fabrics under control!

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

lovey!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love the photos of all of your luscious wool Sandi!!
And that cute table runner is almost finished!

Judy C said...

I love your wall of woolies, I am jealous, and now I think I need to look at my fabric stash and get organized too. Lovely table runner too. I discovered the OPAM project too, and have completed 3 yes 3 projects this month.

Bradie Sparrow said...

Yay for organized wooly stuff!! :)

julieQ said...

Wow, that is a lot of wool! How gorgous...great job in straightening it all up. I love your Christms corner.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I'm gathering my wool together now. I'm making kits for myself for each of the retreat classes I'm taking. I hope to be organized soon. But I'm not yet!

ByLightOfMoon said...

What a fabulous workspace!


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