second look it seems not. While I was procrastinating working on my wedding dress, I decided there was no possible way I could work on something so darn important until I spent, oh, like 10 hours shopping for organizing supplies and then another 5 or so using those supplies to organize my entire sewing area. Yay!
Now this of course was classic procrastination and avoidance, but it really turned out to be a good idea and made it a lot easier to do the dress--and all my sewing--when I finally got around to it. which was of course mere days before the wedding itself, but that's no longer important.
I like seeing other people's systems for organizing themselves, so I took some pictures to post here for anyone else who shares my obsession. Of course it's all very messy again by now, since I've actually been using the space, but for a few brief shining moments it was perfect as pictured here.
The top picture shows the thread holder I hung up above my cutting table which also holds my sewing machine. I put various zippers, bias tape, hem tape, lace, and ribbon in zip lock bags which I also hung on the extra pegs, and 2 clipboards on the bottom row of pegs to hold pattern instructions for easy reference as I cut or sew.
the bottom picture is of peg board which I hung to the right of the sewing table for all my scissors and rulers and tape measures, etc. I also left space at the top for zip lock bags with unfinished projects, though I hope to eventually cut back on those by, you know, finishing them. Or giving up and getting rid of some which I've already done.
Under the table, where you can't see it all, is a laundry basket with mending, a shopping bag with scraps, and some cutting mats and other things too big to hang elsewhere.