Thinking outside the box…

If you do things right the first time you generally don’t have to re-do them. Maybe you’ll tweak them a bit to perfect them, but you don’t have to un-do it.

I make mistakes. BIG HONKING mistakes. The stomach sickening kind. But I’m humble enough to admit them and go from there. Okay so now what do I do? What can I do to fix this? That’s where I am with this Quilt Room. I’m not afraid of thinking outside the box. (yes, like cutting a chunk out of the wall) So how do I make the most of this limited space to do the things I need to do to get my quilts made?

If I could remove everything and start over what would I do different? Well it’s obvious the quilt table can only fit where I put it and that’s a just barely. The cabinets are delicious so those I won’t change but the other side of the room? How bout under the table? Something so I won’t have to keep sliding it back and forth? The sewing table? Am I using it to it’s true potential? Would it be better if it was higher? I am abnormally tall and I find I have to stoop to do things and stooping is not a comfortable position.

When I designed my kitchen I raised it to fourty inches. Yes short people come in and hate it. It is very obvious to them. But for the rest it takes a while for them to notice. When they do, it is an AH-HAA moment. We get so used to being uncomfortable that when we aren’t we can’t quite place what has changed. When I design I want it to be custom to my needs.

Other than expanding the space what can I do to improve it? What space is not being utilized? Do I want to be able to shut the door or should I get rid of it altogether? The window seat is a waste of space shouldn’t I put shelves there? Should I remove the entire closet?

This is where my thought process has taken me today. Organization and design are of equal value for me. Wonder where I’ll end up?



Filed under postaday2011, random thoughts

2 responses to “Thinking outside the box…

  1. Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope your organization (or re-organization) is going well. Take care!


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