Spring Clean Your Studio Blog Hop


Today I’m joining in on Cheryl Sleboda’s Spring Clean Your Studio Blog Hop! I’m so excited to be on this blog hop for it’s 6th year! My goal was to assess my sewing space and determine what I needed to make it more functional and clean. And then coronavirus started spreading and you all know where we are right now. I haven’t been able to get some items I wanted for my space including a new cutting table, a second desk, and some more lighting. So I’ve been at a standstill for a bit because of the need to not go out and about to stay safe.

Here are some pictures of my space before. Lots of piles and clutter and I need more lighting.

I’ve been bummed about not being able to complete this project but I did start sorting my UFOs out of the general pile into their own separate container. There’s more UFOs than fit in the box so some are in brown paper bags stored below my cutting table. It’s not ideal but it’s what’s going to happen for the moment. I also cleaned off my cutting table so I can actually work on it. I’ve found I store more stuff on it than use it so I need to let it go and get something smaller and reclaim some of the floor space.

The main reason my space gets so cluttered and dirty is that I don’t always clean up after each project and then everything piles up. So my main goal is to clean up after each project so I can start anew each time.

Check out the other stops on the blog hop so you can get see some other sewing studios in their before and after state.

April 1 – Sam Hunter – http://www.huntersdesignstudio.com
April 2 – Marian Pena – http://www.seamstobesew.com
April 3 – Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/questions
April 4 – Martha Wolf – http://www.pinwheelprodns.com
April 5 – Jennifer Strauser – http://www.dizzyquilter.com
April 6 – Steph Carton – http://www.theelimonster.com/blog
April 7 – Simone Fisher – http://www.simonequilts.com/blog
April 8 – Kate Colleran – http://www.seamslikeadream.com
April 9 – Carlina Moore – http://www.alwaysexpectmoore.com
April 10 – Jen Frost – http://www.faithandfabricdesign.com/blog
April 11 – Leanne Parsons – http://www.devotedquilter.com
April 12 – Becca Fenstermaker – http://www.prettypiney.com/blog
April 13 – Sarah Myers – http://www.quilted-diary.com
April 14 – Mitzi Redd – http://www.reddhomestead.com
April 15 – Jeanette Larson – http://www.Jenonthefarm.com
April 16 – Camille Ainsworth – http://www.stitchinthenw.com – That’s me!
April 17 – Becky Philips Jorgenson – http://www.patchworkposse.com
April 18 – Bobbie Gentili – http://www.geekybobbin.com/category/blog
April 19 – Janellea Macbeth – http://www.janelleamacbeth.com/blog/
April 20 – Lisa Ruble – http://lovetocolormyworld.blogspot.com
April 21 – Debra Davis – http://www.tuning-my-heart.com/blog
April 22 – Rona Herman – http://www.Ronatheribbiter.com
April 23 – Sue Griffiths – http://www.duckcreekmountainquilting.com
April 24 – Sarah Ruiz- http://www.saroy.net/
April 25 – Jessica Caldwell – http://www.desertbloomquilting.com/
April 26 – Tammy Silvers – http://tamarinis.typepad.com
April 27 – Ebony Love – http://www.lovebugstudios.com/blog
April 28 – Cheryl Sleboda – http://blog.muppin.com

Happy Quilting!



  1. I am glad to see I am not the only one who ends up with piles all over my space. I too am making it a goal to be better at cleaning things up. I am setting the goal of making it part of my daily ritual, we shall see…


  2. I’m bad about cleaning up after each project but I’m getting better! Sorry you had to delay the reorg, but hopefully by now you have that new table, desk, and the lighting you need!


    • Unfortunately, I haven’t gotten the new desk since we’re still experiencing shut downs due to coronavirus. The county I live in has had some restrictions lifted but the area where IKEA is, has not had restrictions lifted so I’m still waiting to get up to Portland. I feel like I’ve been such a slug and haven’t accomplished much in my sewing area and sewing in general. Hope to get back into the swing of things soon.


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