I've been so busy procrastinating (yep, that applique again!) that my sewing room is all tidy again! It took a big effort, but it's so much better, and I found a few things I'd been looking for. One small thing which made a big difference was deciding to let go of many of the boxes which fabric has arrived in. I've kept a couple, but piles of empty boxes take up a lot of unnecessary space!
Now I just have 3 more pieces to applique, and having got through a few yesterday, I'm confident they won't take long this evening, and then the decks are clear to start on my next project - the starting palette is below (minus the top pinks):