Saturday, June 10, 2017

a definite improvement

spent entire friday morning rummaging and sorting and pulling out smaller pieces destined for the scrap basket...only problem is, they don't exactly fit in the scrap they have made their own little mountain, now waiting for the rotary cutter

ending up with these is the result of this.....a new and improved bookcase of yardage, mostly FQs and half yards, but there were more pieces of 2 yards or more than i had realized....looks better for sure!

and while i thought another bookcase like this would be needed, it appears as though that would be too much space.  thinking more clear shoeboxes would work better and be less expensive as well...a real plus!   here is what the overflow looks like; am thinking 12-15 clear shoeboxes readily available at ye olde dollar store

feel quite confident there is most certainly less fabric than when originally unpacked over a year ago.  while poring over nearly each piece, a gazillion projects came to mind, one a scrappy christmas cracker quilt, another a 5" churn dash in reds, a di ford or petra prins style medallion to name a few.  before those, some must-do finishes come first.   ***  scooted out this morning before extreme heat arrives to a local church that was having a free yard sale (oxymoronic?)....everything had been donated and apparently once a year the public is invited to come and freely take anything that is needed.  even though i arrived early, there was already a line of course.  i had a list with me and was able to find a desk chair and these vintage-y items, which were needed.  it's a great idea and a wonderful benefit for those of us who are monetarily challenged. 

now back to regularly scheduled sewing!


  1. I guess you were influencing me, Grace. I spent some time tidying up the batik bits 'n' pieces boxes. Boxes plural? Yikes. There's a bit more order to that section now. Hopefully a garage sale or another church rummage sale will provide you with just-the-right bookcase to store your stash. Stay cool!

  2. Good job organizing your stash. and the free sale gave you great finds, too. Nice rewards for your efforts. Is that a wooden lazy Susan? good deal!