How is the ironing board situation coming along at your house??? AH - you thought I wasn't serious about this? I am going to bug you the entire week!!!! Helen Anne sent me pictures of her ironing board
|This is the BEFORE picture. apparently the week before the board was a DISASTER. So even though it gets to be the dumping ground, it looks like Helen Anne does a good job of clearing it off rather than just use a corner of the board to iron!!!|
In light of the topic of the week - I dug out ALL my ironing/pressing supplies.
I took my sewing machine to Monday Motivators yesterday and I was on a roll. I don't have a picture of what I worked on, but I was fired up when I got home and kept sewing. This is what I have got done in the last couple of days.
|Another one of our community projects quilted!!!!|
|This basket is TOPS for the MM community project that need to be quilted!!!! And there are TWO HUGE tubs of fabric that needs to be dealt with, but I need to get the tops out of the way before we make more!!!!|
|The binding is now on and I will give it to someone at MM to hand stitch that binding down.|
|Oh - here I am working on the mystery quilt for the Halton Hills guild|
|Here is my Bag One and Bag Two for the mystery - all done!!!! Got the next clue cut out and ready to sew (well almost). But I'm not sharing that until it goes out in the newsletter!!!!|
|Cut some of the white triangles needed to make half square triangles with those red cut off pieces. Using them as enders and leaders and hope to trim as I go!!!! (rather than do it all at the end)|
ONE of my biggest problems is that I am a shuffler. Rather than DO (or finish) a project, I will often shift it to a new space. It goes from cutting table to ironing board to work table and then they all rotate back again!!!!!! Rather silly and so I am trying really hard to deal with those projects that are in that perpetual shuffle!!!
|Cutting table is in the perpetual shuffle loop!!!!|
|Sewing table area stays pretty clear!|
|More blocks done for the winter samplers!!!!!|
I've actually done other stuff, but no time to take pictures. I'll get them up tomorrow.
So the other morning or maybe it was evening - with DH away and M flitting in and out, I have no concept of time!!!! Anyway - I am cutting away and then all of a sudden - BANG!!!!!!!!!!! I hear something metal has fallen. WHOA!!!! What the heck was that and it was LOUD and it was CLOSE to me.
I check around the studio - nope - don't see anything, I check in the stash room - nope - nothing there either. I continued working and about an hour later, I bent down to pick up something and AHA - there was the source of the noise. A metal tin in fact had fallen off the shelving units under the cutting table.
What do you do with your leftover bindings????
|Left over binding from the third baby quilt|
Well - I bind a LOT of quilts so I decided to keep the bindings.
|I now have an entire BIG tin full of them. This is super because I am going to use those bindings scraps for the binding of my scrap quilts.|
Berke loves car. It is that simple - he would live, breath and eat cars if he had the choice. So he needed a job and what kind of job does he get????? A valet downtown!!!!
|He stopped by the other night all dressed up in his snappy uniform. (M - next time - get him to take off his coat and have him wear the tie!!!!)|
I asked him if the staff has had to peel him off of any cars yet. Nope - but he has just SAT in a couple of them enjoying the moment!!!! A perfect job for a car fanatic and pays pretty decent as well. Or so I hear.
Speaking of cars - did you know that only 1 in 10 cars sold these days is a MANUAL. I have always driven a manual car. Unless I had a health issue, I would ALWAYS buy a manual. They are cheaper to buy, more fun to drive and LESS LIKELY to be STOLEN. Think about how many people know how to drive a MANUAL!!!! Berke had to prove that he could drive MANUAL before getting the job. Now if he could just do an alignment on my car I would be happy. Can't get in this week - too many people getting snow tires put on.
I like to walk in the forest with my girls and this is a HUGE source of my energy, my creativity, my calmness and patience. Just being in nature - well it makes a huge difference to me. And if I didn't have the forest - well I would find a park or some other place. I guess it is just being outside in nature.
|MY sanctuary (if only it were really mine!!!!)|
Well on that note - I have tons to do today (I know - what else is new). But honestly - taking my sewing machine to Monday Motivators has pumped me up. So much so that I am NOT getting anything done by hand!!!!!
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!