Look, I have really reduced the number of boxes! Lots of unpacking going on here. And lots of evaluating. Do I really need to keep this if it doesn't make my heart sing? I think there will be some purging going on in the next few weeks. Stand by.
I have taken a different approach to my fabric/stash organizing. This is clearly a work in progress, but some things are becoming apparent. I tend to be loyal to certain designers, and have found that many of their collections work really well with their past and future groups. Hence, I have decided to group a lot of my fabrics by designer in plastic bins that will pull off the shelves in an easy manner, similar to a drawer. My biggest bins were for Fig Tree and French General. Interesting. French General fabrics go so well with my established decor, and I find I can incorporate quilts made from those fabrics so easily into my decorating. Fig Tree fabrics appeal to me greatly, but they don't really work with my decorating style, which is less whimsical and more formal. Interesting that I keep buying them and have such a vast selection. Obviously this is something my therapist and I need to work on.
Other designers were pretty well represented as well.
Now here's a tip for you all. This little PTouch label machine, made by Brother, is THE most useful tool I have at my disposal (except for maybe my box cutter). It is truly indispensible for quickly and attractively making labels for all these bins of fabric. Love my label machine. If you don't have one, it may be something you want to consider.
I am a work in progress, but things are moving along!