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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Pinwheels for Kids

Do you know about Quilts for Kids? It's a great organization with many partner companies that help them in a wonderful cause. Imagine an organization that sends you a kit - for free! - in beautiful fabrics - and all they ask is that you make the quilt, quilt it, bind it, wash it and send it back. Its a great chance to take your talent and make something that a little person will be able to cuddle with. I look at it as a chance to give repeated hugs to someone I would like to know.

These kits are so very easy to do - four patches or pinwheels are mainly what you get. This is the latest quilt that I'm making.. someone who loves purple will really like this quilt.

Go to their web site. Ask for a kit. Make one of your own - then make one out of your stash fabric so you can send back TWO quilts!

Pay it forward.

That's what I'm going to do.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

I'm so Proud ---

I have to brag a bit --  I showed you a picture of what my sewing room looked like when I cleaned out the closet --  a very scary sight ( warning!  not for the faint of heart! )

  I asked if you would sew in a room that looked like this - well how could you?  You can't even get to the sewing machine... !

Well, I'm proud of me (I'm taking a big bow to all the applause I'm hearing in my head ) because I'm so tickled with how my closet looks...



From Blogger Pictures
I wanted different shelves that were not so tall, couldn't find just what I wanted so I stuck with what I have.  The fabric is all organized by color, one shelf is all batiks, there is a couple of stacks of novelties and one of panels.  The red case is my Featherweight ( I find it easier to carry the red case instead of the original wood box ).  The fabric on the very top is what I bought to use for backing.

It is so nice! to be able to open the door and see it all by color.  Neat.  Stacked.  In Order. Accessible without having to do gymnastics or protect myself from falling objects.

All the fabric that would NOT fit in here nicely is organized into types, colors, projects and stored in an area in the garage.  They will stay clean and if I have to get something, it is easy to find. 

My plan?  Why to sew it all up!  I want to use what I have here in the closet, then as the colors go down, I can get more from the other storage and move into the closet. 

My OTHER plan?  To get a sewing area that is SO big that I can have it ALL, every scrap, every fat quarter, every piece of flannel, all organized and accessible.  I have a plan to make that happen ( hahahaha very evil laugh ) I just need to put the plan into action. someday. :)

I'll keep you posted!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

A New/Old Look

I got bored.  Didn't want to sew.  Wanted to vegetate in front of the television with my husband and stay cool.  Started up the laptop and went browsing.  Then got one of those wild ideas about updating my own blog.  Some is the same as it always was ( I'm thinking about changing the header picture ) and I revised some other stuff. 

OH I know why I thought it needed changing.  I designed it for a widescreen monitor and when I'm looking at it on my laptop, then some of the stuff was overlapping.  I thought more people were on laptops now so that was why I wanted to revamp it.

I really am interested if it works for you!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

I'm Back - Sewing in a Cleaner Room

It's been a long while since I've bloged ( or is it blogged? ) anything.  It's been a rough bit getting back into the sewing room since my 4-legged shadow went to Rainbow Heaven.  But! I finally got the room ( LOL half of the room ) cleaned up, the closet organized and I actually spent time back sewing today. 

It Was Wonderful!

A few months ago I started a quilt in greens, reds and beiges from a pattern I found in a magazine - the block they called a Bethlehem Star ( guess it was a Christmas-time quilt ).  I didn't want one for Christmas but I liked the star and the fact that it was paper pieced.  Anyway, it's been a work in process for a while!

See me do the Happy Dance!  I finished the top today!!


I didn't want a Christmas quilt, and in fact, the border is a floral,, so I think I'll call it 'multi-seasonal' LOL.
I'm happy with it,

and it sure is nice to be back sewing again.

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