I don't know why - but I was EXHAUSTED yesterday. Once I finally got the blog up - I had no ambition. YES - it happens even to me!!!! So I got a book, a quilt and just lazed around the entire day! It was great!!!! I finished the book last night. Oh - if you are looking for another awesome thriller - check out "The 9th Girl" by Tami Hoag. Very creepy - a bit gruesome - a bit too real. It is part of a series (but works as a stand alone) and I already have the sequel ordered from the library. Wow - great book. Already started another book. Oh yes - I am crazy when I get into reading mode!!!
|The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag - very creepy and very disturbing especially if you have teenagers.|
But I did manage to get some stuff done. Oh yes - I would be totally bored if I lounged around the entire day!
As I was working yesterday (and not on anything I am supposed to be working on), I realized that I am frugal. Here I am cutting scraps, using up stuff that most people would throw away!! I don't have to - I have loads of new stuff to use, but it makes me happy to use up these scraps. That is so weird!!!! I wonder what would happen if I put a call out there that I would take everything that people threw away? Oh yes - I could keep myself amused forever and never run out of stuff to sew!!!! By the way - I am NOT putting a call out there for scraps - I have already received so much stuff from people that I can't possibly use it up in my life time.
Anyway - have a look at what I did do yesterday...............
|I have this bucket of quarter square triangles that need to be trimmed|
Here is the story on the quarter square triangles. When I make borders for quilts, I make the join on the diagonal. That leaves these big triangles. What to do with them??? Well - I joined them together to get quarter square triangles. God forbid that we throw out those big hunks of fabric!!!!
|Some of them looked a bit odd as the triangles were not always the same size|
|Trimmed them to the biggest size I could get from each one|
|Here is a tin of trimmed and sorted by size quarter square triangles|
|These are the last of the quarter square triangles (yes - these have been sitting around for a couple of years!!)|
I did make good progress on the trimming (although that pile is still BIG and I hope to continue on as I really really want to make something from these. I have loads of ideas, but I need to see how many of each size I have before I commit myself to a design. I do NOT want to make more of these - I will make them from scraps - but not making "new" ones.
Then when I was looking for something in the closet, I came across another partially completed project that was just thrown in there. Hmmm - let's see what that is all about.
It requires the use of batting strips. OK - so I got a big bag of those...........
|My bag of batting strips.|
|Sorting them and trimming to 2 1/2"|
|Strips trimmed to 2 1/2"|
|I dumped the bag on the floor and this is what I still have to process|
|I needed some 2 1/2" strips of fabric - after going through my little stash of 2 1/2" strips - I realized I was going to need way more! Trying to coordinate this in the brown family|
|And I am making tubes!!!!! I need LOTS and LOTS of tubes!!!!|
As I was digging through the closet - I also found a whole bunch of this.......
|Clothesline - packages and packages of clothesline.|
Actually that is one of my problems - I seem to work around the clock and not always on the stuff that I want. That is a classic case of work invading all my time. I really need to set aside time each day where I get to sew for me - and the rest of the time - I sew for samples or others or whatever!!!! Oh yes - try to be more organized this year!!!!
Here is one more picture of my Sparky that I found this morning.
|Sparky "hiding" in the bushes|
She was definitely intrigued by that bush yesterday.
Anyway - on that note - I am pumped up and ready to work today.
Have an AWESOME day!!!!!!!!!!!!