Friday, November 9, 2012
nann's blog revealed how she stores her fabric or, more specifically, FQs and such. they are in clear shoeboxes by color. hmmm....although i love my elfa drawers, maybe the shoebox system would make it easier to find specific colors. right now they are sorted by color with civil war repros in their own shoeboxes. i am tempted to try it but don't want to spend my sewing time organizing fabric. it is a slippery slope and my preference is to sew rather than get ready to sew. maybe it can be done in snippets of time. **** a very nice fall day here, sunny and cool; it was a grocery shopping day for me plus a few other errands.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
reproduction fabrics!) and found the ideal pattern. not too big, not too small, just right i think! it's only about 30" square, but it'll be a nice holiday and year-round piece....for NEXT year! **** getting my list for santa ready...first up is a sewing room, yes! i used to have one when i shared half a house with a couple of moronic so-called christian roommates but alas, no more. it needed TLC so i washed windows, put up storms, kept my areas neat and clean, planted bulbs and generally improved the place but again i could not find work, so now i am squeezed into this maine dungeon....but i digress. yes, santa, i need more sewing space...can you fit that down the chimney?
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
new tab at top of page if you want to see my blocks thus far. i love this project! good thing i am going for the "antique" look as machine piecing can be a challenge for me. am thinking one of jo morton's new "toasted" fabrics would be an ideal sashing for this quilt. have 8 blocks done, only 113 more to do...that's not so much ya think? this and the hawaiian will be my long-term projects i'm pretty sure. so what, they get done when they get done and i will love the process. beats knocking over convenience stores or similar pursuits i'd say....
Sunday, November 4, 2012
kathy's blog is this and this morning the extra hour was spent pulling it together. now how did she know i had a stack of solid stamps already cut? once recovered from the shock of having to cook my own breakfast after being spoiled on retreat, i spent some quality time with the old viking and some scraps, always a good thing. mostly, though, i am busily finishing the scrappy pinwheel and good thing, too, as cooler temps are on the horizon here in coastal maine. *** this weekend is the NH gathering and although i usually go, had to pass it by due to retreat. now off to dress and make plans for this sunshiny new england day!