Friday, December 16, 2011

Studio Day!

Normally I do my weaving on Wednesdays and Fridays, sometimes Saturday mornings are good as well.  This week however I have been getting ready for Christmas company.  On Wednesday I blogged over on Farmstead Studio about how I single handedly took on the guest room.  While I was in the middle of that process, there were several things that made their way across the landing into the main studio.

 Some of it was already there, I must admit!

I started in one corner and began to semi organize a few things.  I kept running across little bits and pieces, and I needed someplace to put them all! I had purchased an craft organizer sometime last summer that was perfect!
Screws, bolts, nuts, washers of all sizes, odd buttons and even batteries went in nicely!

It is a bit dark, but I think you can see what I mean.

Then it was time to find a place  in the closet, for the camp bed, and tackle the work table.  I found a couple of  boxes of various sizes that really helped.

Inkle loom kits and Inkle odds and ends fit to perfection.  They are now labeled and on a shelf!

With the table clear, I took a break from cleaning and cut some fabric strips for my place-mats. I also found a lighter color fabric to try on the next set!  I cut some of that too!

The darker fabric is what I am using now.  That is the second of six place-mats below.

Then it was back to work!   I dusted the table, and the looms.  I still need to vacuum, but on the whole it is done.  There are still a couple of corners that could use some attention, but at least I can walk in the room  and see where everything is!

I had to come downstairs for the sweeper, so I thought I would break for lunch and do my post.  My last big chore is to go through the pantry, (checking for expired stuff as I go,)  and see what I have and what I need to purchase to have some sort of meal plan  for the company season.

I found several things during this weeks clean up, fabric that I had forgotten  I had, boxes that I could use to organize, a couple of skirts that just need to be hemmed, my favorite reed hook, a couple of decks of cards the grand-kids will just love (they even have Santa on them),  and Lou Ann, I found that Inkle book you were looking for!

Now for the Pantry!

I hope your Holiday preparations are going well,
Until next time, Happy Weaving, Tina


LA said...

Yippee!!!! I haven't lost my mind after all! (Not that I have time to warp the inkle right now...but it's nice to know the book is found!) You're such a smartee getting everything organized while you get ready for company!

Maggie said...

Tina, why do your posts always make me tired? And feel like an underachiever! Seeing the floor is always a good thing.

Theresa said...

Wow, just wow. Some great organization going on there. IMHO that's the first step in the creative process. I find it freeing to have it all neat and tidy
so I can concentrate on dreaming up and making something wonderful rather than searching for something I think I had.