OH -- I learned something this morning. Greenish bananas have ZERO taste. These ones aren't bitter; they just seem to be tasteless. Sigh...... All we have right now is green bananas. Hopefully, by tomorrow, they will be ripe!
I must say I had a little shock this morning. I went to the sink to get some water to make my oatmeal. Wow -- I feel a draft. OH -- that window is COLD. Then I checked the temperature. Yikes -- MINUS 21. Now that's not as cold as it's been out west, but it's quite a change for us. Thankfully, it's not staying. I'm guessing it's lined pants for the walk this morning, and perhaps we'll cut it short. I'll go for a long walk later in the day.
This custom quilt has been a STEEP learning curve. I'm almost done with the quilt, and I'm still learning! It's not perfect, and I see there is one section that I have to rip out this morning. The spacing isn't quite as precise as I'd like it to be, and it shows. I would have been finished last night, except that Jack (the ripper) and I had a date. I used the wrong color thread in one section. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I was so mad at myself that swear words didn't even happen.
I put on an audiobook and ripped it. It didn't take that long, but still -- I could have been done! I'm pretty happy with it. It's far from perfect, but I think it'll work for where it's needed. I learned a ton that I probably would never have done otherwise. Now that I know what I'm doing in that software (more or less), I want to try more. BUT only for myself.
However, there are some changes I'd love to see in that software. I see some extra steps that need to be taken, and they could be eliminated. I'll be writing them some feedback.
Here's the beauty of being organized. Someone was searching for a specific pattern, and when they did a Google search, my blog came up. It was one of our annual sew alongs from 2012 or something like that. Did I have the pattern, and would I be willing to part with it? Well, yes -- I was done with that pattern, and YES, I was ready to part with it. I'll never make it again.
It was with the quilt in the "to be quilted" pile, which you know is enormous. Because all the quilts are listed in my master book, it was a simple matter to look through the book to find which tub the quilt was in.
|The book of lists|
|The tubs for the "to be quilted" pile|
|A basket of scraps|
|Locker Hook supplies|
|A circle maker|
|An imposter in the grey fabric bin|
|A water-damaged pattern|
Here are some more before and after pictures that people sent.
These pictures are from Linda. This first one is the side of the cube storage that she uses for her cutting table. The perfect place to store rulers.
|Awesome ruler storage|
|Storage under the cutting table|
|Clean cutting table|
|End of the sewing table|