A great day! I mean, how can you have a bad day when you get to "play" all day in the studio. I had stuff that I wanted to get cleared up, quilts to quilt, and well - I still did NOT turn on the sewing machine! OK - I turned on a machine to do some embroidery, but no sewing. That's for TODAY.
The first thing - I might be able to get rid of my books by selling them off! So here's the thing. Someone posted on Facebook that they were looking for a particular book. They had found it, but the price was $50. HEY -- I have that book, so I decided to look for it.
I scoured the bookshelves, which are easy to do since all the books are on the shelves - no boxes, nothing on the floor. It would be easier if they were sorted by topic, but I digress. As I searched, I found something that I was looking for, and I didn't even know that I had it.
I can tell usually tell just by seeing the cover if I have it or not. But this one? I vaguely remember the cover. But my new friend, Micheal, from New York City has a quilt in this book, and I was going to find the book online. Well, turns out, I didn't need to.
|Baskets (New Quilts from an Old Favorite)|
|Micheal's Third Place quilt in the Basket book|
|Applique book - GONE|
|Nice flat seams|
|The seams are twirled|
|Doing some machine embroidery|
|The scissor minder|
|And the scissors are not in their right spot|
|Machine embroidery in progress|
|The cutting table covered with work|
|Blue bits cut for teeny blocks|
|More blue bits|
|The prepped pile of sewing|
|The pile of handwork|
|The paper piecing project - ready to sew|
|The ironing surface is clear|
Do you know how good it feels to have everything under control? I have a bit more writing to do to get that up to date, and more will get done today. It's amazing what a couple of "slow" days can do!
Now I need to get busy at the sewing machine to plow through that stack of prepped stuff. Some won't take long to finish up, and others - well, there's a significant amount of sewing there. I'd better get working on it because I'll be working on the next round of homework for the ongoing projects before I know it.
I'm not completely up to date with the ongoing projects - that's part of what's in that huge stack of sewing. But I'm not that far behind.
So the Trendtex Challenge needed to arrive before April 5. It made it in plenty of time! I mailed it on Monday, and it arrived on Wednesday or something like that. And now to see what the next deadline is. One project is a bit overdue, so I really need to work on that instead of that big pile of sewing, and I might get started on that later today. I don't envision it'll take too long to complete.
I'm loving watching the videos from The Quilt Show. I'm almost at the end of the DVD series that I purchased years ago. I don't have a membership, although I think I did at one point; I never watched any of the shows online. There are loads of videos out there - some free and some not, but I find that I'm then "glued" to the video and not paying attention to what I'm doing. If I'm sewing - great, but then I need to cut and well - then I miss part of it. So I don't think I'll be watching many more videos.
Here's my last blog post of the week for QUILTsocial - all about quilting. Check it out!!!
On that note, I'm out of here. I'm excited about the day. Don't forget that if you're looking for a particular book or pattern, let me know.
Have a super day!!!