Monday, September 17, 2007

Cuddling my fabrics

After a long walk in the sunshine to exercise my shoulder and neck I went into my sewingroom. What to do now when I'm ordered to keep my right arm completely relaxed????? I want desperately to sew, but now I have to follow the doc's order. Relax, relax, relax and just use my arm a little bit and stop when I feel the pain coming.



So what to do?????


Looking into my fabricdrawers I found that there was a complete mess in them.
You know when you start a new project..............
you pull out fabrics to get the perfect match....................
you start sewing......................
and forget to put then nice and folded back.................
and when you try to get a bit more space and order around your sewingplace...................
you just tuck them down in the drawer to get rid of them...................
because you want to sew more!!!!


And then it looks like this
My green fabrics
and my blue fabrics.

With Frida supervising it all I pulled out all fabrics from the drawers and started folding it nice and neat together. A lot of old fabrics together with new fabrics, lost fabrics, fabrics I didn't know I had bought, fabrics that have been pretty twice and forgotten projects. I laughed when doing this. And my arm worked good while doing this. Think this was perfect exercise both for my arm and my mind.
And finally..................

Do you see the difference :)




From having several messy drawers I now have them completely organized in colours.
But what have happend.................. I now have a lot of space in my drawers. Have my fabrics not mulitiplied while being alone in the drawers??????????
Have to add that all my light fabrics and all my new fabrics are not in this drawers LOL And all my Bali fabrics and japaneese fabrics are in separate boxes. I have not touched them yet. Perhaps tomorrow.
I have had a good day today. My arm is feeling a bit better. Perhaps the cortison injection is starting to work. But I promise to be careful the next weeks. Not overdo anything. And listen to the doctor and all my friends who tells me to relax.
Saying for today:
Laughter is the best medicine

38 comments:

Linda said...

Ahhh fabric fonsling is the best theropy. So glad to see I'm not the only one who "sometimes" keeps messy drawers. Glad you enjoyed your time with your fabric and that your arm is starting to feel a little better.

Wenche said...

Det er det jeg sier, samme hva som skjer, så er hobbyen vår en ypperlig terapi.......God bedring til deg.

Patti said...

Time well spent, obviously! Aren't they so pretty all lined up neatly like that!

Alberta ('Berta) said...

What an amazing transformation! It looks so beautiful!

Libby said...

I love when all the fabrics are lined up so neat and pretty . . . for me it only lasts until the next inspiration - then I make a big mess once again *s*

Tanya said...

Wow! Just lke a quilt store! It is inspiring to see a fabric drawer like that! I really need to do something to get organized.

Leanne said...

They look so nice all lined up in neat little rows. Perhaps you could come to my house and perform the same miracle. I think distance could be a constraint. Take care of that shoulder.

Lindsay Jean said...

Oh, your fabric drawers are lovely! I have to email this post to my husband so he can see that I don't have that much (read: enough)!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Great job on the organizing :O)...
Hope the arm gets better fast for you!

Jeanne said...

Oh, how neat and tidy are your fabric drawers now! That was time well spent. I think only scraps multiply in the drawers, though.

Susan said...

Wow, that's a big difference! Now you can see what you have, too. I love to go through all my fabrics. I always find dozens of things I'd forgotten I had.

Abby said...

The drawers look great. You have so much fabric. I have just started building my collection. One day I guess. You could pick out your next projects while your arms is healing.

Hanne said...

I am happy to see that you have found something to do while you are healing :-)
I did the same when I was to sick to sew much this winter - I sorted and enjoyed.
I hear a blue strip quilt calling my name today. Will you believe I even said no thank you to receiving more fabrics for my care quilts yesterday evening. I have some serious using to do here at home first.

Angela (Cottage Magpie) said...

I hope your arm continues to get better! Those drawers of fabrics look absolutely scrumptious! I can't wait to get my own unpacked! ~A :-)

Romina said...

Dear Aby
I found your blog few days ago and....I LOVE IT.
I like every thing you make, thank you very much for sharing all your proyects and ideas you are wonderful.

Nancy in Norway said...

Miracle worked in your drawers! Very nice thing to do while you can not sew. I'll do some sewing for you :-)

de vliegende koe said...

Cuddling cats and fabrics is good for your health! It lowers your blood pressure and cures sore shoulders! And about the space you created, that can easily be filled up, because after cuddling the second best therapy is buying fabrics. Do you have some little cozy fabric-shop around the corner?? I would have expected more pink in your drawers...!

Screen Door said...

I've been out of pocket, but boy you've been busy-- great photos throughtout the last week. Love the fall quilt.

The Calico Cat said...

Wow that is Impressive... Was Frida being supportive in her supervisory role? (Or was she warning you not to move the pieces that she was using?)

Vicki W said...

Oh, they are all calling you back to play! What a good use of your time - if you can't sew them you might as well pet them.

Jenny said...

Those are the best candy drawers I have every seen.

Katie said...

What a great job! And of course now you know what you can do next...since you have space...you can go shopping! :)

Carole said...

Wow, it looks so neat and organized! How can you possibly find anything! lol Gosh, if you need to relax your arm some more, you can always come over and organize my stash! ;o) The weather is beautiful! I do hope that you will be able to sew in a bit. It's an awful feeling when the fabrics are calling you and you cannot answer! Keep well!

Littlepenpen said...

Wow, your fabric drawers are beautiful! You really do have a nice stash, there! Hope your shoulder continues to improve.

Sølvi said...

Så flott det ble i skuffene dine - er det ikke deilig å finne igjen gjemte og glemte skatter. Fortsatt god bedring

Candi said...

Wow! That looks so wonderful! All the beautiful colors, Makes me want to get mine done!:) Glad you're feeling better too.
HUGZ:)
Candi

Elaine Adair said...

You are an excellent example for the rest of us with those messy drawers! Congratulations - just looking at all that neatness makes me happy!

Glad the arm is doing better. Must have been that cortisone injection. The closest I ever got to striking a man was when a DR. gave ME a cortizone shot! I would have KILLED him as he gave me that injection, except he had that needle in my arm and it would have hurt MORE! You were very brave and I'm glad its working.

Jaimie said...

How organized! Such pretty fabrics you have. Hope your arm is better soon!

Ms. Jan said...

Nothing like playing with fabric to improve your spirits and I could sure use your organizational skills here!

Glad to hear that your arm is better--take good care so it gets better all the way!

Nadine said...

I knew you would make it just GREAT ! Nice job, dear ! Now, don't touch anything until I come ! LOL LOL LOL

Hugs & smiles !
NADINE

Helen said...

This looks very neat and you are now very organized. I think you spent your time very wisely.
I hope you get well soon. Take care.

Gerry said...

WOW, your stash looks wonderful. Very nice job!

Shelley Jo said...

Awesome job!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Great to see you are using your time for good rather than evil lol!!! Grab a plane and come over here for some folding! Tracey

swooze said...

Thanks for sharing the pics of your stash! I am in the process of organizing mine!

Dawn said...

Good for you organizing! Isn't it just so wonderful sometimes to just look at your fabrics! But you got them organized and cleaned up too!

Charlene said...

That was a project with a definite sense of accomplishment, wasn't it? It looks like the fabric store! Great job. Glad your arm is feeling better. Don't overdo...

teodo said...

you are so good!
I should put everything in suh a beautiful order too!
ciao, ciao

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