Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Year and a time to Reorganize

Recently folks on the ArtDigest list have been talking about reorganizing their workspace. It has inspired me to do the same. My husband built a really wonderful table/storage for me during the Summer. It is exactly what I wanted but takes up a lot of space in my 12 x 16 room.

originally I had the table pushed up against the black design wall. While the table is on rollers it is still pretty hard to move around and I found that I wasn't using the design wall very much.

Someone on the Digest suggested that the table be put in the middle of the room. I tried this and it works quite well. When the sewing table leaf is down there is lots of room to move and when it is extended to quilt I can still get around the table.

This view shows one of my design walls.

This peg board holds lots of my tools in order and the shelves below organizes my books, and other goodies for my work.

One of the things I did was get rid of patterns that I have made and used for all my quilts. I decided they were just taking up much needed space so out they go.
Does this look like fifteen years of work?

With a cleaned and organized studio I have no excuse not to get to work. Hope to have something new to post soon.


  1. There must be something in the air.....we all seem to be having a clean out or tidy up or reorganizing...... I think it's a great way to start 2012.....

  2. I agree with Cathy. I have been cleaning my basement (see my blog) and that has gotten me to do some reorganizing in my studio.
    BTW, your studio looks terrific!

  3. cleaning/clearing out a work space has always been a delimea for me. sure it looks great but the moment you start a new project you have to haul everything, i mean everything out to find what you need.
    carol and bob fallert spent two weeks with me one winter...i used to live on kauai so i could get just about any teacher i wanted without contract to teach...the rule was the first 30 days are free after that you have to pay rent.
    we spent the weekend cleaning the apt (my son was in italy) or them and by the time i got to my studio i just didnt have the energy. when bob first walked in he smiled, he said, now this is where you work. he was leary of studios that were to neat or clean. i miss him
    carol came to kauai two or three times and she had a 6 week one woman show at kauai museums mezzanine was great but scary to hang.
    oh the table, 4x4s, looks like you could park a truck on it. my late husband built like that :-)