Sunday, August 13, 2017


The big tidy up is over.  It took longer than expected as I went through all the bins of patterns and re-organized.  Hopefully, this will also keep these books from doing their annual dive off the shelves when I move more than a couple items.
I have this master plan to not impulse buy fabric.  But I really can't resist a bargain.  These are the bulk fabrics, mostly bought on sale at a deep discount.  Except for that purple batik. It's an emergency back up plan for my friend Pat.  I was several hundred miles away with her daughter when we picked out a fabric for a wedding quilt.  She told her daughter to buy far less of this fabric than I think she needs.  And if I'm wrong, I really, really like it.
This is the sanctioned large yardage stash.  With the Jelly Roll and Friendship squares above.
This mess from the desk...

Got re-filed into 2 small yardage drawers, the Temperature Quilt Project, and the Project #3 of the Big Ass Teal Cat leftovers.  
And there's actually room for my sweet granddaughter to hang out with me now.


It's been a busy summer with wedding, baby, gardening, house projects, funerals and helping friends and family.  We try to get out on the motorcycles each weekend as well.

Earlier this summer, when it was still relatively cool, I did make some progress on the hand quilting on this huge quilt.  About 13 more of the tan squares to go, which puts me somewhere around the 70% finished spot.  Should have it done by the end of football season.

One terribly hot weekend, I pulled out my Benjamin Biggs applique and worked on a few squares.

The sewing room is a disaster.  Not only have things been piling up from neglect, it was also a staging area for the wedding things, and we had windows replaced in this room.  This is today's goal to get this pulled back together so I can actually work in here.

Took my first steps that direction yesterday, replacing the velcro style hangers with double sticky tape.  5 of the 8 panels I made had fallen off.  I guess the relatively light weight of the panels combined with the fact that the squishy foam doesn't allow good pressure for adhering the hooky parts to each other.

 My goal today:  Finish the room tidy, and get back to work on the 2016 Temperature Quilt.