And by that, I don’t mean studying the history of quilting. I mean finding the top of my work table is like an archeological dig!
Lynn Krawczyk decided to show her messy work space and invited us all to show and tell with her. I’m not looking at anyone else’s space before I show you mine because I’m playing a game with myself to guess who’s might be piled the highest.
Just to give you a little perspective, I have a 6 foot long work table plus a small shelving unit at the end that adds another foot.
Every inch of that 7 foot length is covered with stuff! But I have discovered something with this little exercise. I guess I knew it, but it can help me find stuff later…I am left-handed and on those rare occasions when I start with a clean table, I start on the left edge. As I work, I don’t always put stuff away, but start piling up leftovers on my left…until I work my way down to the right edge, run out of room and am forced to clean and start over!
Right after I took this photo, I thought I should try to show you a bit of cleaning up and organizing. There really is a method to my madness. I almost always know what pile I have something in…that’s the visual learner part of my brain. And the previous mess was cleared away as soon as I found what I needed for the workshop I’ll be attending. This is the right side of the table, all set to go.
And here’s the left side of the table…still a lot of clutter but so much better than it was!!!
Archeological digging done for the day…there are only remnants of my current projects. Phew…
I’m sure you will enjoy looking at everyone’s creativity corners…does the mess contribute to our creativity? I like to see it around me. Some people like a clean slate and calmness. Let’s see some other messes…should be fun!