Saturday, January 29, 2011
The completion of the "That Quilt" top (yes, she's done, exept for the scallops) set in motion a small chain reaction.
She will move over to the "unquilted quilt tops" box.
Rainbow Jane moved into her old box because it's bigger and she's next on the "Jane List".
Geese in the Forest moved out of two shoe boxes into Rainbow's old box.
And I now have two empty shoe boxes.
posted at 12:49 PM
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I'm in the final throes of the assembly of my Dear Jane quilt top.
It's huge, so I'm doing the ironing downstairs on the big ironing board with the "real" iron as opposed to the mini iron in the sewing room.
At one point I left the room and when I returned I was struck by this.
Seriously. No staging.
Poetic, isn't it?
How many quilty projects do you spy?
posted at 12:55 PM
Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
If you're following my other blog, you know that I've been working on this giant project since March 2007.
225 different 4.5" blocks.
The end is in sight!
Today my hope is to complete the center of the quilt top.
(If you'd like to learn more, check out the blog or visit my Flickr set or the Flickr group.)
posted at 11:55 AM
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Every January I do a post with all the books I read the previous year.
If you can recommend any for this year, please leave a comment. I'm always on the lookout for new reading matter.
Split Second - David Baldacci
Until I find you - John Irving
The Year of the Flood - Margaret Atwood
Simple Genius - David Baldacci
The Summons - John Grisham
The Colour of Water - Angela Green
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder - Rebecca Wells
Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
New Moon - Stephenie Meyer
Scarpetta - Patricia Cornwell
The Pact - Jodi Picoult
The Almost Moon - Alice Sebold
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Hour Game - David Baldacci
The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder
The Lovely Bones
My Least Favorites:
The Colour of Water
Until I find you
The Year of the Flood
I bought myself a nook for my birthday in October.
Our library is rapidly expanding its ebook selection and it really helps not having to fit library visits into my hectic schedule as well.
posted at 7:29 AM
Sunday, January 16, 2011
I've been trying out my newly organized sewing room this weekend.
I worked on three different projects. Having each WIP in its own box is amazing! When I tire of one I can put it away in mere seconds and grab something else. And everything stays neat.
I predict a productive week. Fingers crossed.
posted at 5:49 PM
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Before the perfection disappears.
(Warning! This is a photo-heavy post.)
It took 40 days and 40 nights...well, more like 3 days and 3 nights, but still.
Each WIP has its own box. Thanks Jodi! (UFOs are combined in other boxes until I feel like working on them.) I have 10 actual WIPs. Ones I'm working on. My new unwritten rule is that I can't start a new project until I finish one. So, no more than 10 at a time. Doable, right?
Scraps are in their own boxes too. By color.
I didn't get a before photo of the closet but, trust me, it was just as bad as the rest. As in, the doors couldn't close!
To the left is stationery and stuff. On the floor to the right is my new baby.
And then there's fabric organization.
It doesn't look like a lot but, using the method I did, you can stuff a LOT of fabric in a box!
Blue & Aqua
Red & Pink
Purple, Yellow, Green
I'm SO excited about all this! I feel like I can now move mountains.
(Edited to add: I used these tips to organize the fabric.)
posted at 10:21 AM
Friday, January 7, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
I don't make New Year's resolutions. I think you can make a "right now" resolution any time you want.
That being said, the office/sewing room has become a space I cannot function in any more.
Cluttered with all kinds of stuff I don't use on a regular basis.
old computer cables
books that don't inspire me
recipes I'll never try
Not to mention assorted piles of fabric and unfinished projects.
To ensure a productive year, I HAVE to tackle this.
The shelving - before
Stay tuned for the "after".
(Yesterday someone new arrived in the sewing room. I will reveal her soon.)
posted at 7:21 AM
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
I only finished 5 measly little projects in 2010. Five!
This year I'm doing better. Yes, I am. I said this last year too and I did even worse than in 2009. Crossing my fingers for 2011.
This morning I started Project #1.
I've been collecting 30's fabrics for the new fabric clubs and BOM in the store and itching to use them for something.
Aren't they pretty?
posted at 9:39 AM