06 June 2012

A Scary Before... With an Organized After!

Earlier this year I started an online class with one of my favorite rug hooking artists, Deanne Fitzpatrick. Sadly, I was not able to follow through with most of the class because soon after the class started, my world was thrown into chaos because of the sudden life-threatening illness of a young family member.
Before this happened I did manage to spend a blissful two weeks working on a few of the exercises Deanne gave us.
She presented us with the task of sorting, cleaning up and arranging our stashes.  Now I have a vast quantity of wool, most of which is for sale through my website. For sanity's sake, I pretty much keep that part of my studio tidy and presentable.
But climb up this ladder to the little loft where I keep my personal stash and be prepared for a shocking mess! (And watch your head....if you're any taller that 5'3" you can bump your head on the rafters.)

Such a mess... Boxes, wool tossed everywhere, a sleeping bag (yes, sometimes I spend the night in the studio), no organization whatsoever!
No wonder I never get any hooking done.

So I got to work for about two days sorting, reorganizing, throwing away a few things and, most importantly, re-shelving the wool in some semblance of color order and folded so that I can now see what is there.

What a wonderful difference....thanks Deanne!

And I did manage to hook this tiny free-form study.


Robin ~ Bird In The Hand Primitives ~ said...

Oh my...I even love the before stash !!!! lol gotta love the wool, even in disarray...but I do know why the necessity to organize...now you can easily all the treasure you have !!!

Julia said...

Your wool stash looks very organized and lovely. You may have missed out on the classes but you got organized in the process.

I'm sorry that you got sidetracked with a family member being seriously ill and I hope that he or she is fully recovered.