Monday, May 10, 2010

An Organized Mess

Have you ever watched TLC station's show "The Hoarders, Buried Alive"? The other day the show was about a woman who's hoarding passion was fabric. She had mountains and mountains of it. It was everywhere. And she used it. She sewed every day but there was just so much she couldn't possibly use it up. And every other kind of housework and activity took a back seat to the FABRIC. Her fabric fondling sure went to new heights. Sometimes I worry that might be what others see me like. I couldn't possible use up all the fabrics on my shelves.

How about you....what does your stash and your work area [studio if you are lucky enough to have one] look like? Is it completely organized so that anyone could come in, pull colors and start stitching? Or is it like mine, I know where the organized mess will lead me, I have a general idea of color locations, threads, beads and where the textile paints, watercolors and inks are located. But, I might have to move stuff to find a surface to work on.

That's sort of where I'm at today. I wish it was clean, neat and organized all the time....really!! I'm just happy that there are doors that can be closed if someone knocks on the door.

So tell.....what kind of organizer are you?