WOYWW #156 A new start

Here we are Wednesday again.  Spent the past week continuing the cleaning out my studio so no crafty things have emerged.  What a clean out.  With the fabric reduced i started on the drawers of sewing and crafting accessories.  This was all an accumulation of "stuff" i might need.  Mixed media  meant everything might at some time have a purpose and be needed,  not a scrap was dumped in 10 years.  So finally it is bagged for the crafting group.  If i have not used it in 10 years i probably never will be used by me.  So on to new beginnings.  
here is my desk 

A new day has begun.  i have several sewing projects then lots of tags to make.  Some of the empty drawers under my work top will be filled with works in progress.  The area round the sewing machines will be cleaned up, as will the beading are and then off I go.  it feels so good.  

Tuesday was a break from all this reorganization as it was my Art Day with my friend Deanie at her studio.  She is using all the patterns she accumulated and the fabric.  Her studio is huge.

Here i am ironing the fabric I had to wash as it had been cattified.  It is to be made into a cat cover for my couch.  


  1. Morning Monica. Well done you. Very tidy space ready to make some mess! It looks like you and you pal have some lovely weather going on - we have too far change! Happy WOYWW Birthday to you from Helen 83

  2. Happy WOYWW, you look very busy!! Helen, 8

  3. Happy 3rd WOYWW!
    I love your new desk! So clean and yet full of possibilities! Your friend's studio is pretty amazing too - you must have such fun together!
    Hugs, LLJ ~77 xx

  4. Your new work table is great! Fun to see a photo of Deanie! Tell her hi for me. and you never change Monica--you look just the same as last time I saw you!!

  5. Fab pics! Take care & enjoy this special WOYWW. Zo xx 37

  6. Lovely tidy space, you are a busy girl good luck with the makes!! Hugs May x x x#4

  7. Oh no, you got rid of 'stuff'! You might embark on a project tomorrow that needs just that thing you've got rid of - disaster!


  8. Yeah!! Getting rid of unused stuff is so liberating! Have fun! Love your space :)

    -Katie (38)

  9. Getting organized is such fun. I did that last summer, though I am seeing things creeping back in. It looks like you have a fantastic work space. Enjoy your week and get messy!

  10. Monica,

    I feel like a fool for not visiting more often. With my company and all my cleaning, I have made nothing for four weeks, PLUS I've been pretty much MIA from blogs, too. I'm just happy I was given the chance to "meet" you through this wild and fun blog hop we take each week and through my blog. You are such a great person to visit me, even when I don't seem to have time to visit you. Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary from #2.

  11. Good for you. I feel like you are clearing your head as well as your home, getting ready for a new phase in your art life.

  12. What a wonderful space ...I REALLY need to do what you have done ...but am I brave enough????
    Happy 3rd WOYWW Birthday

  13. Hi Monica, I can't seem to find your email... for the ATC swap.. mine is mayoconnor@aol.com x x Hugs May x x x

  14. Great sewing space, love it!

  15. My gorgeous step daughter has just made herself a fabulous craft room and is in to all things material. I must let her know about your blog.
    PS. email on it's way with my addy.
    hugs Joanne xx

  16. hi Monica
    I'm your pif partner, I see you have already sent me your address, so thanks for that.
    Sorry I have taken so long to comment, I started early yesterday.... on my phone at work, but must have lost connection and didn't get back to it until now
    looking forward to seeing what you have made
    janet #43

  17. I just read your comment about sending me an ATC. I am simply THRILLED that you think enough of our friendship to do so. I'll find your e-mail and send you my address shortly. You are too, too kind.

  18. I think your cat cover fabric and your hair match! I'm proud of you for undertaking The Big Clean. I know that can be traumatic but I'm proud that you could do it. It is just like you said-a fresh start!

  19. I am impressed with your cleaned space, keep it up. Such a great new desk, so tidy, so workable.

    Happy crafting
    Eliza #140

  20. my what a nice clear desk, all the better to mess up again lol
    Sorry i'm late, Happy WOYWW Anniversary
    Minxy #3

  21. Hi Monica, Ooh what a lovely big workspace. 10 years eh? Does that mean if I've only had it 9 I can keep it? haha. Most of us are the same, it doesn't matter what fabric you've got or how much you always see something better, something you have to have and yet there are times when you want to make something and you struggle to find just the right fabric in your stash.
    Love the paper towel vessel below.
    Anne x

  22. Hi Monica! Sorry I'm a bit late getting round - the Queen's Jubilee got in the way a bit!

    I love your studio - so much space! You're so lucky. Not that I'm much good at sewing - I have my sewing machine for repairs only, I'm afraid!

    Happy WOYWW, and thanks for stopping by.

  23. Wow, that is one pristine crafting area! Let's see how long it lasts! :lol:

    Whenever I have a big tidy/clear out, it seems to get cluttered again in the space of mere weeks!

    Happy WOYWW anniversary!

    Ali #86

  24. Wow what a lovely space....I would be spending my time there too with that view!


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