You have had hints throughout the weekend & some of you know or figured out the impetus.
What's going on officially? The stewdio will also be the infants room.
So I am rearranging furniture & culling stuff.
To begin, I do not have a great "game plan" for attacking the situation & the room wasn't ever "together" to begin with...
In my mind, my stewdio will be in a "alcove" of my making. Therefore, I pulled off every piece of fabric from my Container Store shelving unit & turned it to be parallel to the closet instead of perpendicular to it along the wall. (I now hope that a piece of baby furniture will abut that unit on the back side.) Since there is space between the closet & the shelves, I plan to put my tall book case along the wall - completing my alcove & I sincerely hope that all of my stash/quilting stuff fits in that space. (I need to trash the circa 1970 dinette table that I used for cutting & sewing - on occasion). That will leave 2 low book cases for baby stuff & room for baby furniture.
The fabric story:
Once upon a time ago, I was into Oriental fabrics. I planned to make a pieced cat quilt using them, I have nickels cut for a multitude of projects, I had other scraps ready for yet other projects... I am not so much into Orientals anymore. So much so that I sold some earlier & The scraps that I saved - just in case - are now in a baggies awaiting postage & an address. (I do have 2 UFO's using Orientals that I still hope to complete & I did do 2 Oriental quilts.)
Batiks - Almost a ditto of above...
30's - I was never "into" them. As a matter of fact, I only reluctantly purchased the kitty themed ones for my cat charm quilt... I then got some others from a friend & in a "grab bag" in a shop for my "I'm going to sell baby quilts business." (You can stop laughing now!) I did get some other Novelty 30's, because their scale is a nice contrast & Those Beer Steins were to fun!
Cats - While I pulled each & every one off of the shelves, I did not sort them very well when putting them back, but I did cull some for the pillow cases & some are in my "3 bags full." (My general novelties & cats are sharing a space that once was only cats! Also on that shelving system are a good amount of Taupes, neutrals (creams, grays B&W's) Jan Mullen prints & my Judaica collection.
CW repro - I so got caught up in the thought process of "I live in the CW region, I should make a CW quilt - or 2, 3..." I have 2 UFO's & some fabric... (I may be culling that next.) I'll keep the shirtings - I like lights & I like to be scrappy when using lights.
I went through most of my color piles & culled some into the "3 bags full." (If you are looking for color scraps let me know - I've got a good amount of some!)
I have more decisions to make - based upon the pile-o-bags in front of the bookcase that needs to be in the alcove - millenium charms, pieced cats (x 4 or 5), etc. & the stuff under & behind the table AKA corner that I did not get to!
If you read this far - thanks! I you have any words of encouragement THANK YOU VERY MUCH!