Friday, May 24, 2013
today found myself at a thrift looking for nothing in particular but saw plenty of interesting stuff. sale was on pink and white tags and found this XL shirt in very good condition half price. unlike some who get seriously cheap deals--like $1 per shirt or bag--none of those are common around here. but for a pittance of $3 (in NH, no tax), this was a good deal. must be at least a yard, the condition and colors are very good and not the usual blue/white stripe. there was another i really liked--alas, not on sale--so it got left behind, but it was a salmon orange color with a stripe. i can get plaids at marden's at a good price, so don't bother much with shirts and the deconstructing process. if, however, they could be had for a mere $1, i might buy more as that is less than marden's per yard price. *** it's a rainy, dreary weekend here so far, foggy in places, in the 60s with not much improvement predicted. not a big deal for us as we don't have much planned. *** tonight is quilt cam and i am going to work on finishing up the tablerunner squares. some basting is also on the agenda.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
isn't she cute? i think so too, and yes, it is a smidgen wonky but considering all those teeny, tiny, itsy, bitsy, eeny, weeny flying geese, not too bad. smallest i ever made i can tell you, measuring 1.5 x 2.5 inches. i did take this on with more than a bit of trepidation. and see what i mean about the shirting used? isn't enough contrast for me but it's what i had enough of to use for this project. all done except for 3 little circles to be appliqued in the center, so it's a do-able finish for this year i think, OR could make up some hourglass squares, maybe 6 or 8 inches each, and morph it into a quilt top, maybe just sofa size? *** next up for machine project is to finish piecing a kim diehl tablerunner, which will clear another shoebox as i desperately need the storage space. *** inchie leaders/enders are continuing and i have some strips to put together into another block or so. before long i will have to sit down and figure out exactly how many squares i will need for the top. it'll be a tied quilt due to a gazillion seams, but it's one i will keep as it's a veritable scrapbook of fabrics. and no doubt a few spool blocks will be assembled as well. aaahhh, so many fun projects ahead!