Saturday, May 29, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
This small basket is all that I have left to cut and sort. But I "need" to be able to get back in and sew and I wanted everything in its place before I worked on my projects. I did cheat on Saturday morning and finished Block 1 from my Civil War Tribute BOM, but that was because of our monthly meeting. I will post pictures in the future, is anyone else working on this BOM? I mentioned in my last post that at this monthly meeting we have a goodie from the Civil War period, this month we had apple & onions cooked in bacon fat (which was substituted for sausage) is sounds "different" but was tasty. Speaking of food has anyone seen Julie & Julia? I watched it last night, it made me want to go out and find a copy (at the used book store) of Julia's book and see if I can recreate any of the recipies.
Time to get moving
Friday, May 21, 2010
I stopped by the local quilt shop, which is dangerously close to my house, to check out the sale fabrics. I know that I already have quite a stash, but it is always fun to add more! Here are the two pieces that I found.
Here are some books from the local used book store that I added to my library, I love to have a stack to choose from since I never know what I will be in the mood to read. It is always fun looking around wondering what I will find and I was excited to find one of the Elm Creek Quilter series that I had not read! Where do you like to get your books from?
Well gotta go, I need to work on fixing block 1 from Civil War Tribute BOM, I have been struggling with this one and I am determined to get it done right before I work on block 4 & 5. I will be attending the Civil War Tribute BOM monthly group meeting tomorrow at the local quilt shop and hope to share a completed block! The leader of the group always bakes a goodie from the Civil War time period and we discuss the next block as well as the history associated with the upcoming block. It's a nice time visiting with other quilters and of course a chance to oogle the fabric! Have a great weekend.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Not sure exactly where I plan to go with this but I enjoy reading and seeing how others decorate their homes as well as the many things that are created. I have also been inspired and motivated by the blogs that I read, realizing that although we are all different we also share many of the same thoughts and feelings.
Hopefully, one benefit of blogging will be motivation to complete projects around the house to share with others. So I begin with sorting/organizing in my sewing room. I can't believe I have acquired so much stuff already, I have only had this room for approximate 1 1/2 years and now it needs to be tuned up.
I decided to refold and label any fabric piece that is 1 yard or larger. I am also sorting and folding 1/2 yard pieces and fat quarter pieces hopefully this will help when I want to start a new project using my stash. The other pieces have been cut to 5", 4", 3" squares or into 2.5" Jelly Roll strips. How do you organize your smaller pieces?
Here are a few other photos of my sewing room. I may rearrange or remove some furniture and plan to take everything out of the closet (to the right in this photo) and put floor to ceiling shelving (that may be in phase 2).
I have a few projects that I want to finish and I won't work on them until I get the fabric sorted and put away.
Hope to be back within the next few days to post again, thanks in advance for your patience while I figure out how to place photos and text, etc. I seem to have lost a few of the photos that I had on the page?? The preview looked good, so here goes nothing.
Have a great day.