I didn't realize i was in a box, but once you step outside of it, MAN, things become more clear (and fun, and interesting..)
I decided to try a sorting/color exercise and enlisted my favorite little helper. I started with just the 5" strip bin and the bag of unsorted stuff hanging behind the door. I found as many empty containers as I could, and we got to work..
For my containers I had to get a little creative.. yes, that's an ice bucket and a gravy separator.
I would like to sort my other bins into these, but I'm more than a little hesitant-- first off, this haphazard arrangement of containers is not going to work. Granted we probably don't need to ice bucket until we throw a party and the Halloween candy bowl is good for another 11 months, the whites are overflowing from the sand bucket, so I need better storage if I'm going to adopt this system on a long term basis. Next, I really worry about sorting only by color and not by size. Sure, by stepping out of my "size only" box i realized that my definition of a "scrap" is probably too limited and a lot more of my larger pieces would probably get used faster if I added them to this mix. But what about when i want to make a multi-colored scrap project again? I think I'm losing my control of the "random" factor when things are sorted by color. wait, yes, i did just reread that. Control of random? is that my secret to quilting success? hahaha.
what i really need is for a few of you to come over and mess my stash up a bit. then when the threads settle I'll see it all from a different light and get out of my old habits & predictable patterns... What do you say? fabric party at my place?