It's so hard to know what is open and what is not. Yep -- we're back in semi lockdown. The gym is closed, but the spa at the gym is open. I have a massage booked for later this afternoon, and I cannot wait! Side door, please!
Then I went to the library yesterday to pick up a couple of books and DRAT -- the library is closed, and we have to make appointments to pick up books. So back home and figured out how to book an appointment. Usually, it's easy because there's a link in the text, but in this case, I had to find it on the website. And I even booked an appointment to pick up DH's book at the same time.
Then I realized I booked the SAME time as my massage this afternoon, so I'll have to go later. DUH!! There are days when my brain just doesn't function well!
I'm making good progress on that admin stuff, but I NEED to get the distribution list out for the Timely Techniques. So if you've signed up, you have NOT missed anything -- I just haven't had time to do it. But I believe the UFO Club is organized, as is Green Tea. A couple more, and then I'll be clear! PHEW!!
Not that I want to add to your stash, but I found two things that I no longer want and am happy to part with them. The first is a KIT made with this book - Bear in the Woods by Quilt in a Day.
|Bear in the Woods book|
|Pattern for the kit|
OK -- here's a picture of the fabrics in the kit. They are all labeled, so no need to worry about what goes where.
|Fabrics for the kit|
The price is $20 for the book and the fabric. Not that I am encouraging any of you to buy something else or to start a new project, but it's up for grabs. And I would prefer not to ship it - that's extra. And don't buy it to put in your stash -- buy it because you WANT to make it.
Here's my little stash of irons, which doesn't include my travel irons. Yes -- that is plural. Actually, just remembering, there is another iron and an ironing pad upstairs, and I should bring them down, so absolutely everything is together.
This is the cabinet beneath the cutting table. Yep -- I've been through that, and it's all sorted. The top shelf is fusible products, the middle shelf is mostly freezer paper and a bit of overflow of the ironing stuff. And the bottom shelf is all ironing/pressing supplies.
|Inside one cabinet of the cutting table|
That seems a bit excessive, but there are pressing sheets, parchment paper, Best Press, etc.
|A shelf of pressing supplies|
And this is what my ironing board in Studio B looks like this morning. All that stuff is from the current project that I'm sewing - you'll see later. It's perfectly OK to keep the current project out -- you just don't want FIVE current projects!
|My ironing surface this morning|
I LOVE my Wi-Fi-enabled sewing machine. That's the Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC 2. There is a blog attached to my mySewnet account, and from time to time, I get notifications of stuff on the blog. It could be ideas, patterns, embroidery designs - whatever.
|The blog on my sewing machine|
The most recent post was about making a banner using one of the built-in tools on the EPIC 2. Hmmm -- I never thought of using the letters that way, but it's very cool.
|Using letters from the EPIC 2 to make a banner|
This is what I had to remove from the cutting table to cut that big piece of fabric. Most of this is now put away. And really, I do NOT have a problem with leaving stuff on the cutting table -- just don't use it to STORE stuff and try to put everything away as quickly as you can, unless you need it!
|Stuff from the cutting table to put away|
I really need to move these quilts in Studio U. It is NOT good for them to be sitting in that sunlight. Hopefully, today, I can find a home for some of them, or at the bare minimum, cover them with something, so they don't get damaged or faded by the sun.
|Quilts in Studio U|
|A binder for sewing machine feet|
|Labels for the sewing machine feet|
|The outside of the presser foot binder|
|My O Tannebaum quilt project|