It looked like this at the start of the year... what a pig sty!
Mind you, its never gotten that bad again...
Somehow during last week I managed to find some time and some motivation, and I decided to start by sorting out my fabric stash. I really should have taken a photo as I was going, but I didn't. I was too focused.
I pulled out all my fabric - the stuff that was put away, the stuff that was still in shopping bags, and the rest that was sitting around in random piles. And I sorted it all and put it all away! I was so proud of myself!!
But I did end up with a washing basket full of fabric that I hadn't pre-washed. Normally I like to put it in the machine when I get it home from the shops (or the post office if its come from far, far away) but some of it never made it. During the rest of the week and on the weekend I washed a whole heap, and last night I ironed it all while I watched some TV
I'm sure you can imagine this took forever - I think there is about 40 metres here...
And can you see the fabric on the top? I managed to find some DIVINE border print Christmas fabric - just over 7 metres of it!!! It was interesting finding somewhere to hang it to dry, and then ironing it...
Thank goodness its narrow - wouldn't like to do this twice over!
And after all that washing and ironing, there is still more to go!
It was also our local Council elections on the weekend, and I had promised a few hours to a friend to hand out 'how to vote' flyers at a polling booth for her and her party. Funnily enough, my Mum had handed out 'how to vote' flyers for the same party in 1975, and still had her tshirt. So I washed it and wore it!
Thats Mum on the left with Rashi the afghan, and me on the right
The party is called the Liberal Party - hence why this tshirt is funny. I really enjoyed wearing it, and telling everyone its connection in my history. And by wearing something vintage (even 1970's vintage) I felt that I was still being me while representing my friends political party... and it did get attention!
Anyway, in amongst all that I did manage to get some sewing done believe it or not! But more on that later in the week...