Monday, February 25, 2013

Tidy Studio - Paralyzed Quilter, but Happy Customers

Recent events have energized me to maximize the space I have in my current studio (I am looking at commercial space for the near future)...love it when the studio is nice & tidy!!!  However, it makes it hard for me to work, because I am NOT a tidy person and I don't want to mess it up - ugh! So, I am usually paralyzed for a while until I just dive in and get busy.

I realized during the last few days that I have quite a bit of space and I need to utilize it better...so I took my weekend and de-cluttered/cleaned/organized my studio...LOVE the results.  However, I had a customer come over today and it was still a little awkward my sitting arrangement...gotta work on that, but I think she enjoyed seeing my studio and I am SUPER excited to work on her quilt for her    : D.

Hopefully this will also encourage others to come and try out the machines.  I have opened up a big space to "hang out", some places to sit and have a door that they come in (so they don't have to walk through the house). 

14 comments:

Anita Fiander said...

Its awesome to get feedback from others. Love that your organized your space and your growing :)

MamaRed said...

So important to have it organized in a way that works for you and shows off those beautiful quilts to their (and your) best advantage

Forrest Graves said...

Getting organized can sometimes be the hardest thing to do. I rarely want to slow down long enough to get it accomplished. But it is so important.

Sherie Venner said...

Getting organized always feels so good. I love your quilts, Liz and I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work in the future!

Helena said...

It's great that you were able to reorganize and declutter your space. Do you find that after the initial shock of having a clear space wears off, you get a big burst of creative energy?

carolynhughesthehurthealer.com said...

Making the best use of the space we have available to us is important not just in having more physically space, but I think it helps us keep a clear mind too.
Love your quilts Liz!

Moira Hutchison ~ Stress Management and Success Development Support said...

Getting organized is such an empowering feeling! Sounds like you are on track to creating the ideal spot for you to continue creating those beautiful quilts :).

Norma Doiron said...

Good for you! Being in an organized environment certainly helps a whole lot to stay focused. You are on the right track. :)

Martha Giffen said...

Having an uncluttered space is essential to churning out the work. However I have to admit, I am more comfortable with a few papers lying around! LOL

lisaf-breakingthecycles said...

I love when I do that, myself - de-clutter, file, rearrange, sort - make such a difference. Enjoy your new space!

Cathy Taughinbaugh said...

Great that you are creating your space for quilting. It nice to have a special place and wonderful that you keeping it organized.

Lorii Abela said...

I love how your studio look in the picture! It is really important to keep the place clean and tidy - it brings out some kind of energy that attracts customers. Love your work Liz.

Catherine Doucette said...

It is so great to clear out space for your mind and your business. Quilts rae gorgeous. definitely not my skillset :)

Meryl Hershey Beck said...

Good for you. I hear your delight as you de-clutter and create your space!