Now the question was what to do??? I have learned that I am a GOOD prep person. Without blinking an eye - I cut out a new project. I know - how did that happen??? Perhaps I was sleep walking!!
I think you will like it -
|This is what I started with - TWO scrap bags of fabric from the Moda Bake Shop.|
I had purchased these scrap bags a while ago - can't even remember where. They are the ends from the jelly roll cuts perhaps??? Not sure since they were a consistent 31" long - not even the width of the fabric.
I had been puzzling as to what to do with them. They were NOT all the same width. Then I borrowed a jelly row book from the library and had a peek through. Ah - here is something that might work.
|Sorted the strips - the ones on the left are at least 2 1/2" - the ones on the right - 2"|
|Trimming off the selvedges and making them 2 1/2"|
|All the strips cut - well just the 2 1/2" ones - I left the others for another day.|
|My NEW design book|
|Page 2 - with fabric snippets!!!!|
As I was calculating, I realized that I needed some more fabric - not much - just cornerstones and binding. A quick peek on the internet revealed that there is NOT much of this line (Frolic by Sandy Gervais) around anymore. I managed to snag two fat quarter bundles - one in the light backgrounds for the cornerstones and the pinks for the binding. Everything was cut and ordered BEFORE 6 AM. I had picked out a light coloured backing from my stash, but then decided it wasn't appropriate. I have chosen another, but will wait until the fabric comes so I can better match the light backgrounds.
Wow - where did that come from??? Anyway - it was fun. I am trying to get projects together for the upcoming retreat. This would make a good one - lots of sewing strips together. Perfect for mindless sewing.
|My overflowing scrap basket. Got to find a bag to empty it into.|
Then at 8 AM when I was about to blog - I crashed!!! I was so tired, I could barely make it to the sofa for a much needed nap!!!!
However there is good news. After much perseverance, I managed to find that missing photograph. There were a bunch of quilt pictures in a folder and this particular folder got inside another folder labeled DUCK RACE. Who would have looked in there for quilt pictures?????? So I have added that to the FLICKR page. Yeah!!!!! And I also have rearranged all the photos on my laptop into ONE directory. Wait - not ONE directory, but ONE central directory. There are hundreds of sub directories, but bottom line - they are all in one place, not THREE central directories as they were before. Yes - there is hope that someday I can get that cleaned up. Lots that need to be filed in the proper folder, and tons that need to be deleted.
I was also missing some other paperwork. And it was right where I filed it!!! That was nice to put my hands on that as I need to get working on an article and someone asked to borrow part of those papers. But if I had of thought of my philosophy of putting like things (and subject related together), I would have found it right off the bat!!!!
Now - I have been working on quilt stuff as well. A lot actually........
|My pillow cases - all pressed and folded|
|Birthday pillow cases|
|Remember the animal prints??? - Well it is a kit that I bought this summer. Pre cut strips of minky that you sew together to make a quilt top. The top is done - just need to get some backing (flannel) and get it quilted!|
|Finished little bag|
This bag just needed to be serged together. I have several others to do, but only had time to complete one.
Let's see - Oh yes - here is ANOTHER Halloween project. My third for this season.
|The bottom part of the project|
|My Witch!!!! table topper|
The little squares are fused onto the fusible grid. Now it needs to be sewn - then turned inside out and embellished. Still a lot of work. But I am trying to get all the serging done that is sitting here BEFORE I get the sewing machine back up. I can't hold off much longer - I have a TON of sewing to do and not much time!!!
Got some more hand work done while I listen to my mystery audio book.
|Spider web done|
|Spider web almost done!|
As I do more of the stem stitch (which goes pretty fast), I think I am learning how to do the stem stitch better. The direction you stitch makes a difference! How much you pay attention makes a difference and how big you make the stitch makes a difference!!! By the end - I will have a perfect stem stitch.
|Table topper - still a long way to go, as I have stitching around the images as well as the spider webs.|
Marian, Jim, Jeffrey and myself (with the geodogs) were supposed to go geocaching yesterday. Well - we got off to a late start. The one we chose (one I have wanted to hit for a while, but didn't want to go alone because of the terrain) was going to be hard to get to. We get down the HILL - a wicked hill I went down last year. The one Sparky did not want to go down. This year - she was fine. The cache was 400 M from the bottom of the stairs along side the CLIFF. I get 70 M from the cache and we run out of time!!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME???????? Should have taken my own car!!!!!!! GRRRRRRRRR!!!!!! And the worse thing - I KNOW BETTER. Stupid - stupid - stupid!!!! All that clambering up and down over rocks for nothing! Well - I did come home and iced my knee which was a tad sore, but I think we are finally past the worst of that injury. Yeah!!!!!
|Kaylee leaning on her GUY!!!! That dog LOVES to lean on people.|
This is going to be an exciting week as I have LOTS of stuff coming in the mail!!!!
And now I have a quilt to finish and pies to make for dinner!!!
Have a great day!!!!