Thursday, July 24, 2014
Hanging by a Thread
This was suppose to be a year of small projects. Somehow that got out of alignment. I was shocked to see my piecing thread down so low. Now that cone was started June 6th (had a blog post on that) - and I have a full cone there so you can see just how much I have used. And yes, there has been other threads used for quilting.
That's where I have been hanging - trying to get that pile of 'to be quilted' into a controlled state. Also, some secret sewing and dead-line projects ticked off the list. Yeah, I got that cool new lime green (Black & Decker) iron just for fun. Well, sometimes my SIL and I battle for the iron, so a second ironing board and iron entered the room. I, also, noticed that my two favorite rulers are horribly worn - my 6.5" square and 6.5" x 13" (which I actually cut off a corner the other day). I like to use the same maker rulers so all my cuts are the same thru my work. So 90 percent of my rulers are Easy Rule by Sharon Hultgren (and made in the USA) - rulers and some other supplies/notions are ordered.
Today I needed a break so did some purging. I went thru my drawer carts that are suppose to hold those less than a yard but bigger than a FQ - HA! So FQ size got moved down into the FQ totes, and strips/scrap size got moved down into that basket that I was so trying to empty. See - it's never ending. But the drawers are all nice a neat, FQ totes refreshed, and I have a nice variety of scraps to play with for block making.
A few more blocks added - those mini eclair plastic boxes hold those 6" blocks perfectly. One is full and I am working on filling the second one. And the lids are in the back there - holding some other cuts for leader/ender projects going.
One of those leader/enders is the lazenge blocks (Bonnie Hunter). I needed just a dozen more of the lite corner ones so I whipped those off and was able to clean up those 2" squares into their respective barrel. I need to count my black corner lazenges to see what is left for a finish - maybe there is just a dozen or so there and I'll just whip them off, too. Then they will become a leader/ender of sewing twosies.
I haven't had too many kitty photo opportunities - or just too buried in projects - so I'll catch Moe taking a nap tonight while I am typing this up. Moe is in the dog house - he has lost 6 new flea collars in 6 days. Yes, he takes them off (break-a-way collars) himself. Like some people have electic dog fences around their property - I think we have Moe flea collars around our property. Maybe he figures if he places them around the perimeter it will keep the fleas out and he won't have to wear one.
I have a little more secret sewing to finish tomorrow and then handsewing bindings/hanging sleeves to do for the weekend. I'm hoping the weather cooperates, too, as I have to take a lot of photos of projects - then I can breath the last few days of the month. You probably won't hear from me until Tuesday's post for the link-up for 'Let's Book It' - so have a lovely weekend.